6 miles
Distance
3,213 ft
Climb
-565 ft
Descent
01:30:37
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Northway Trail

Northway Details

  • Riding Area
    410 / Mount Rainier North
    Greenwater, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July - October
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12921 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

One of the lesser used trails in the highway 410 corridor, Northway climbs from within the timbered area off of Crystal Mountain Parkway to the peak where the Gondola lands. Being the only trail in the 410 system that can't be shuttled, Northway provides a unique experience. The trail is multi use and shared with hikers, equestrians, and uphill and downhill traffic, ride like there may be uphill traffic around the next corner, because there might be.

Some ride Crystal as a loop, either up or down Northway, and through the ski area. Others do Northway as an out and back.

More Stats for Northway bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,648 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,888 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,641 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,984 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,632 ft
  • Grade
    8.634%
  • Grade max
    -74.896%
  • Grade min
    73.825%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,188 ft
  • Avg time
    01:30:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:57:02
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Status:
on Aug 13, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Northway Trail Reports

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      Aug 13, 2018 @ 9:31am
      Aug 13, 2018
      Great condition. A little moisture on 8/11 freshened it up nicely!
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 8:25am
      Jul 9, 2017
      Rode the loop CW and encountered very small patches of snow on the descent of Northway. No downfall and the trail was in good shape.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 17 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 14, 2018 @ 5:36pm
      Oct 14, 2018
      Northway, Seattle
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      Oct 14, 2018 @ 5:36pm
      Oct 14, 2018
      Northway, Seattle
      244 |
      Oct 16, 2014 @ 10:15pm
      Oct 16, 2014
      Northway, Auburn

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag swartzie (Jul 20, 2017 at 9:46)
       Northway as a DH is pretty close to being my favorite 410 downhill. Very similar to the Suntop downhill but never a steep punchy climb on the down. Roaring through the wildflowers last weekend in the alpine then dropping through scree fields and ending up in gigantic growth made for an unforgettable experience. This will be an absolute must loop from now on, climb the bowl and circumnavigate the ski resort to the top then blast down Northway.
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