9 miles
Distance
3,705 ft
Climb
-1,687 ft
Descent
01:48:38
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
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1805 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager
    WA State Parks

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.

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.

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More Stats for Olallie Trail 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
    01:48:38
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Status:
on Dec 2, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (21 votes)

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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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Dec 2, 2018 @ 5:15pm
Dec 2, 2018
Footing was great. No mud. No snow up to the saddle
Nov 29, 2018 @ 3:16pm
Nov 29, 2018
Down tree, can get around
Nov 24, 2018 @ 2:06pm
Nov 24, 2018
Great up to the first overlook. Three tiny puddles and some snow on the side but no problems.
Nov 23, 2018 @ 1:48pm
Nov 23, 2018
Started snowing on the way down. Was 4" deep at the last road to trail conversion, about 2" deep by the time I got to the bottom.
Nov 20, 2018 @ 9:43am
Nov 20, 2018
Great riding!
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Oct 31, 2017 @ 11:16am
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Olallie Trail, Seattle

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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.
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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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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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