9 miles
3,705 ft
-1,687 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Olallie Trail

Olallie Trail Details

  • Riding area
    South Fork Snoqualmie
    North Bend, Washington
  • AKA
    Len Francies
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All Year
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    WA State Parks

The first 6 miles of the trail are now open! Big views, big vert, just outside North Bend. The trail starts near Rattlesnake Lake, just a few minutes outside of North Bend and only 40 minutes from Seattle. The first several miles amble up Cedar Butte through pristine forest, then turn east and ascend the flanks of Mt. Washington. There is a cliff along the trail, with multiple opportunities for stunning views. The trail then changes to road-trail conversion before climbing a rock cliff that will be difficult to climb, but with stunning views.

Olallie trail is also unofficially known as the "Len Francies trail" in honor of the man who spent so much time building and maintaining mountain bike trails here in Washington with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.

The rest is still under construction by Evergreen, Mountains to Sound Greenway, and DNR. This will connect to another road-trail conversion section, before finishing on singletrack just below the summit of Mt. Washington. Help us finish the trail for a full loop experience! Join an Evergreen work party: https://www.evergreenmtb.org/calendar
We'll ride up to the top, stash our bikes, get some work done and ride down.

8.6 miles each way, plus a 2.5 mile pedal to the trail head via the John Wayne/Iron Horse trail.
2550 feet of vert, topping out at 3700 feet.
2/3 new singletrack, 1/3 road-trail conversion.
$1.168 million project with funding secured by Washington State Parks.

Access Info

Park at Rattlesnake Lake and pedal 2.5 mostly level miles to the trail head via the John Wayne (aka Iron Horse) trail. The start on Olallie trail will be on your right. From there the trail is an out-and-back heading up Cedar Butte and up to near the top of Mount Washington at 3700 feet. As an out-and-back route finding will be easy.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Olallie Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,018 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,276 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,858 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,276 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,294 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,657 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
on Jul 5, 2018
Avg: 4.3 (18 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to olallie-trail-70999 trailhead (47.433866, -121.733759)
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Olallie Trail Trail Reports

Jul 5, 2018 @ 10:21pm
Jul 5, 2018
Jun 16, 2018 @ 10:26pm
Jun 16, 2018
Trail is in great shape right now. Long climb but worth it. Trail eventually tops out and after a mile or so intersects with the Mt Washington...
Jun 7, 2018 @ 10:25pm
Jun 7, 2018
Clear trail but grueling climb. It took me well over two hours to reach the end. At 8.5 miles the trail just fades out. I could see a...
May 28, 2018 @ 4:28pm
May 28, 2018
Rode to Mt. WA trail intersection, hiked to summit. Small patch of snow on hiking trail, no snow on riding trail - great dirt.
May 22, 2018 @ 9:33am
May 22, 2018
Rode all the way to Change Creek. Short snow section as you approach Change Peak turnoff just past Washington Trail junction. Requires limited...
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Jun 29, 2018 @ 10:35am
Jun 29, 2018
Olallie Trail, Bellevue
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Jun 29, 2018 @ 10:35am
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Olallie Trail, Bellevue
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Olallie Trail, Bellevue
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Oct 31, 2017 @ 11:16am
Oct 31, 2017
Olallie Trail, Seattle

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Tehshayne (Oct 23, 2017 at 20:44)
 Fantastic trail through the wilderness with a challenging, but manageable climb up, followed by a wonderful smooth flow back down.
I only made it about 4 miles up before I turned around due to lack of light.
I would recommend wearing something bright, as this is a two way trail with many blind spots, and it could be easy to get ran over by oncoming riders.
  • + 0
flag stakias310 (Mar 9, 2018 at 17:23)
 Really fun fast flowy trail. Nothing technical about it. I only rode about the first 2.8 miles due to snow but that was enough to make me want to come back after it melts.
  • + 0
flag PatManSea (May 7, 2018 at 10:05)
 Fantastic trail with a great payoff for those that enjoy a long climb. Climb starts out at a reasonable grade then has some steep punchy sections higher up. Great views with a fast flowmazing descent. I believe the intermediate rating is due to the climb effort as the trail is non-technical with the most challenging features being some steep swithbacks.

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