6 miles
Distance
484 ft
Climb
-3,171 ft
Descent
01:22:00
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Palisades Trail

Palisades Details

  • Riding Area
    410 / Mount Rainier North
    Greenwater, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June - Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #13869 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

This trail has got it all. Great technical DownHill and challenging climbs. There is some hike-and bike involved on the steepest sections.
Creeks, Waterfalls and the incredible views from the cliffs make this trip extra rewarding. Its a extremely hard climb with 3000ft of vertical to concur. Forest Service Road up is easier.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Palisades bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,687 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,278 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,054 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,965 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,278 ft
  • Grade
    -8.294%
  • Grade max
    -69.96%
  • Grade min
    33.003%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,017 ft
  • Avg time
    01:22:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:31
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Status:
on Oct 22, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (13 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 palisades trailhead (47.046100, -121.523640)
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Palisades Trail Reports

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Oct 22, 2018 @ 8:53am
Oct 22, 2018
Unbelievable conditions right now! The burn up top has unearthed some roots making the initial climb more difficult however the rest of the trail...
Oct 1, 2018 @ 3:45pm
Oct 1, 2018
reporter Upper Palisades cleared - Thank you Race Cascadia & Evo for your trailwork and support!...
Sep 27, 2018 @ 4:05pm
Sep 27, 2018
Great trail, good section on the road, perfect gradient on the climb up Ranger Trail with only one downed tree and a something-for-everyone descent.
Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:25am
Sep 27, 2018
Not much affected by the fire here. Gorgeous ride! Go hit it!
Sep 16, 2018 @ 9:36pm
Sep 16, 2018
Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps). The upper part which was damaged in the forest fire of 2017 is ridable but...
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Palisades, Packwood
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Jul 15, 2017 @ 8:46am
Jul 15, 2017
Palisades, My City
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Jul 15, 2017 @ 8:46am
Jul 15, 2017
Palisades, My City

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Palisades Cliff Ride
0:35 | 19 | Oct 22, 2018 , Greenwater
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