9 miles
Distance
3,705 ft
Climb
-1,687 ft
Descent
00:57:47
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
    Blue
  • 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
    00:57:47
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 4 (22 votes)

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Olallie Trail Trail Reports

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Nov 11, 2017 @ 4:27pm
Nov 11, 2017
Rideable to just above the upper switchbacks. Snow too deep above
Nov 5, 2017 @ 2:41pm
Nov 5, 2017
Oct 31, 2017 @ 2:36pm
Oct 31, 2017
Perfect condition. Tacky, no standing water, no snow at the top. Pushed to the Mount Washington summit as well. Beautiful day. Evergreen did an...
Oct 28, 2017 @ 6:03pm
Oct 28, 2017
Trail is in Great condition. Quite a workout. Rode it all the way which gets you around 5000 ft of vertical. It’s not challenging technically...
Oct 23, 2017 @ 8:41pm
Oct 23, 2017
Amazing condition! Damp, tacky soil, with a little bit of running water towards the top. I started my way back down around 6pm and made it with...
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Nov 11, 2017 @ 4:27pm
Nov 11, 2017
Olallie Trail, Seattle
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Oct 28, 2017 @ 6:04pm
Oct 28, 2017
Olallie Trail, Mercer Island
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Oct 28, 2017 @ 6:04pm
Oct 28, 2017
Olallie Trail, Mercer Island
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Oct 28, 2017 @ 6:03pm
Oct 28, 2017
Olallie Trail, Mercer Island

1 Review & 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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