9 miles
Distance
3,705 ft
Climb
-1,687 ft
Descent
01:44:54
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
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • 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
    4.481%
  • Grade max
    -59.591%
  • Grade min
    75.317%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,657 ft
  • Avg time
    01:44:54
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Status:
on Apr 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (13 votes)

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Trail Style
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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

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Apr 19, 2018 @ 8:56pm
1 days
Excellent up to at least the waterfall, the ride down was absolutely perfect dirt.
Apr 17, 2018 @ 4:50pm
Apr 17, 2018
Couple small trees across the trail just before the cool waterfall above the second vista point. First one can be ducked under. Second would...
Mar 18, 2018 @ 7:52pm
Mar 18, 2018
All clear until the saddle 3.7 miles in at 2730 FT. After this point there is some snow and ice.
Mar 9, 2018 @ 5:05pm
Mar 9, 2018
Mile 2.8, roughly 2,014’ of elevation there’s 3-4” of snow on the trail. Hiked about 10 minutes in the snow till I figured I had enough and...
Mar 7, 2018 @ 1:10pm
Mar 7, 2018
Snow starts just below the first viewpoint and looked deeper going up. Traction was an issue on steep micro-climbs but all good to that point.
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Jan 24, 2018 @ 12:50pm
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Olallie Trail, Seattle
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Oct 31, 2017 @ 11:16am
Oct 31, 2017
Olallie Trail, Seattle

2 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.
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  • + 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.
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