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 Feb 9, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.1 (12 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
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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Feb 9, 2018 @ 6:15pm
Feb 9, 2018
Snow free until 3200', above benches and beyond 3rd VP. Then in a space of 100yards, it goes from 1/2 snow to 6" snow. Seriously. But 3250' is...
Feb 6, 2018 @ 9:18am
Feb 6, 2018
I hit snow between the third and fourth viewpoint -- 3200 feet. Trail was in good shape
Jan 22, 2018 @ 11:27pm
Jan 22, 2018
All clear to the first false top. That’s where snow starts. You can ride a bit more to the next flat spot but it’s too deep after that
Jan 16, 2018 @ 11:41pm
Jan 16, 2018
Just a tad damp. A few snow patches before the hiking trail. That’s where I turned around. All clear to just above the benches
Jan 14, 2018 @ 7:51am
Jan 14, 2018
reporter Unbelievable trail in unbelievable conditions. Seattle was 38 when we left, up at the trail it was nearly 60 degrees! Major props to...
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Jan 22, 2018 @ 11:28pm
Jan 22, 2018
Olallie Trail, Seattle
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Olallie Trail, Seattle
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Dec 7, 2017 @ 9:19am
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Olallie Trail, Sammamish
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Oct 28, 2017 @ 6:04pm
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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