6 miles
Distance
872 ft
Climb
-3,558 ft
Descent
01:24:42
Avg time
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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
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,686 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,279 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,054 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,966 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,279 ft
  • Grade
    -7.867%
  • Grade max
    -147.731%
  • Grade min
    134.805%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,012 ft
  • Avg time
    01:24:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:31
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Status:
on Jul 4, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (10 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 palisades trailhead (47.046100, -121.523640)
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Palisades Trail Reports

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Jul 4, 2018 @ 12:44pm
Jul 4, 2018
Trail is clear of downed trees, but there’s still a lot of work to be done to the trail leading up to Little Ranger Peak from the Ranger Creek...
May 31, 2018 @ 1:13pm
May 31, 2018
Because of 2017 fire, the upper ridge of Palisades is covered with 30 or so downed trees, undercut eroded trail, and because of the debris, minor...
Jun 22, 2017 @ 8:01am
Jun 22, 2017
Ranger and palisades are clear and running good...shuttle rd 72 is clear...
Jun 19, 2017 @ 7:28am
Jun 19, 2017
Some snow on upper part still but OK in general
Jun 26, 2016 @ 9:57pm
Jun 26, 2016
Trail is clear, no more blow downs
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Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:31am
Nov 27, 2017
Palisades, Issaquah
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Aug 11, 2017 @ 2:23am
Aug 11, 2017
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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