9 miles
Distance
2,975 ft
Climb
-946 ft
Descent
01:42:27
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Olallie Trail

Olallie Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    South Fork Snoqualmie
    North Bend, Washington
  • AKA
    Len Francies
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1805 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • 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.

As of 11/8/2019, "Class 1 and Class 3 pedal-assist e-bikes are allowed on single-track non-motorized natural surface trails that allow conventional bicycles."

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
    2,028 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,292 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,859 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,292 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,320 ft
  • Grade
    4.2%
  • Grade max
    -35.8%
  • Grade min
    83.6%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,842 ft
  • Avg time
    01:42:27
  • Avg reverse time
    02:18:48
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Status:
on May 11, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.55 (31 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Olallie Trail Trail Reports

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      May 11, 2020 @ 10:36am
      May 11, 2020
      Went on 5/8 after reviewing state park openings online both Ollalie state park and the John Wayne pioneer trail are listed as open but the...
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 10:38am
      Apr 19, 2020
      First couple miles were fine if you can get that far with the park closed Had to take a couple side trails to get in and park on the road. Once...
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 2:27pm
      Apr 8, 2020
      reporter The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington Department of Fish...
      Mar 26, 2020 @ 10:47am
      Mar 26, 2020
      reporter The WA Parks and Rec. announced the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas, and water-access areas for at least two weeks...
      Mar 20, 2020 @ 2:54pm
      Mar 20, 2020
      Beauty day at Ollalie! ???? Went as far as “the log seats” where the trail tops-out briefly before turning downhill (briefly) and then back-up...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 121 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 503 rides
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      Photos

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      57 |
      Jan 26, 2020 @ 4:49pm
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      30 |
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 6:29pm
      Nov 3, 2019
      499 |
      Jan 15, 2018 @ 11:24am
      Jan 15, 2018
      486 |
      Oct 31, 2017 @ 11:16am
      Oct 31, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      Olallie 1st Viewpoint Out-and-Back
      9 miles
      Freehub Magazine: Olallie
      8 miles

      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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.
      [Reply]

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