9.1 miles
3,136 ft
-1,045 ft
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Olallie Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    North Bend
    , Washington
  • AKA
    Len Francies
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #1050 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1161 in E-Biking
    • #30519 in Trail Running
    • #82697 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
  • 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Olallie Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2,091 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,157 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,834 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,157 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,248 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,638 ft
  • Avg time
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on Nov 24, 2021
Avg: 4.6 (45 votes)

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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Olallie Trail Trail Reports

      Nov 24, 2021 @ 12:13am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Getting pretty wet. The trail is holding up well but getting to the point where people should choose their days wisely for the greater good. Snow...
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 11:26am
      Nov 21, 2021
      Clear, clean and running real smooth through the first overlook. Snow at about 3000', just 2 inches, compact and super rideable. Stayed that way...
      Nov 16, 2021 @ 5:45pm
      Nov 16, 2021
      Some minor downfall. Otherwise dry and smooth running. Major kudos to the dude who (unassociated with Evergreen) was raking and cleaning debris...
      Nov 16, 2021 @ 4:45am
      Nov 16, 2021
      Lost and found: found a Bike computer at the bottom of the trail on November 9th, if you can tell me the brand, model, and Bluetooth ID I’ll...
      Nov 15, 2021 @ 12:21pm
      Nov 15, 2021
      HELP request: Rider Ankur Tyagi was injured today on Olallie and in the emergency room. His jacket, gloves and other gear are on trail, about...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 760 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      • 2,073 rides


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      Jan 15, 2018 @ 11:24am
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      782 |
      Oct 31, 2017 @ 11:16am
      Oct 31, 2017

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      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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
      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.
      • + 1
      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.
      • + 0
      Rvl456 (Jun 7, 2020 at 23:14)
       Amazing trail! Made for a great first ride in WA state. Will definitely keep exploring this area now that I’ve has a taste!
      • + 1
      allie7 (Jun 27, 2020 at 12:28)
       First time riding this trail we climbed the full 9 miles, plus the 2.5 miles from Rattlesnake Lake to the trailhead, and plus doubling back to add a few extra miles up the access road at the top, which made for an amazing descent but man, it was an exhausting day of climbing. Took us about 6 hours to climb all of that, but then got almost an hour of descent! Glad I experienced these whole trail, but my future rides will probably only include the first 6 miles or leas because that’s about all you need to get the amazing fast, and flowy descent. Definitely one of my favorite trails in the area - lots and lots of mosquitos though, so bring bug spray!!
      • - 1
      DobieGillis (Jun 28, 2020 at 16:04)
       I rode the full distance to EOL. Nicely groomed trail for those looking for a solid climb and some nice views along the way. Unexceptional descent back down. Smooth and flowy, but not particularly fun, imo. It’s blue going up, green coming down.
      • + 0
      ScottD98045 (Oct 9, 2020 at 17:37)
       my weekend bike ride: youtu.be/FXUbB9Ebjig
      • + 1
      jayspeidell (May 20, 2021 at 11:23)
       The downhill here feels like a bike park. If you go at a non-peak time and ride fast it's an incredible descent and you will get some air time. I find myself wishing for an alternate climbing trail so this could be ridden at full speed as a one-way.
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