1.3 miles
Distance
138 ft
Climb
-1,150 ft
Descent
00:14:06
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dark Divide
    Randle, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

Noted for its old-growth trees, this trail offers a superb opportunity for solitude. A trip in and out of the area will be at least a two-day hike.

Leaving the Lewis River/Quartz Creek Trailhead the 10.2 mile Quartz Creek Trail #5 travels upstream, climbs and then descends to Straight Creek, 1.6 miles from Forest Road 90. Straight Creek must be forded, which may be difficult during periods of high water. From the ford, the trail climbs steeply then contours across hillsides on the north side of Quartz Creek until it intersects Quartz Creek Butte Trail #5B.

The 1.7 mile Quartz Creek Butte Trail #5B heads southeast and fords Quartz Creek then climbs to the end of Forest Road 9075 and Summit Prairie Trail #2.

After it's intersection with Quartz Butte Trail #5B, Quartz Creek Trail #5 starts a dangerously steep ascent nearly 0.5 mile long, followed by contouring and a gradual descent to the Snagtooth Trail #4 junction at 6.3 miles from the trailhead. From here travel another 1.25 miles, crossing Quartz Creek twice, and come to the French Creek Trail #5C junction. The trail continues to climb through progressively more open terrain to its junction with Boundary Trail #1.

Access Info

Access via Quartz Creek Trail #5 or Forest Road 9075 and Summit Prairie Trail #2.

Disclaimer

This trail is maintained by the US Forest Service. Check with the USFS/Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the latest trail status.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Quartz Creek Butte Trail #5B mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,011 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,301 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,333 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,312 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,301 ft
  • Grade
    -14.237%
  • Grade max
    -93.333%
  • Grade min
    28.897%
  • Distance climb
    1,349 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:14:06
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      Jul 30, 2020 @ 9:13pm
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      Jul 6, 2020 @ 9:38pm
      Jul 6, 2020
      Completely overgrown but I forced my way through. Lots of downed trees
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      Hydralix (Jul 6, 2020 at 21:41)
       Completely overgrown
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