10 miles
Distance
5,035 ft
Climb
-2,544 ft
Descent
02:40:51
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dark Divide
    Randle, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #95487 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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

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.

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More Stats for Quartz Creek Trail #5 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,491 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,780 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,271 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,780 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,271 ft
  • Grade
    4.794%
  • Grade max
    -60.716%
  • Grade min
    48.747%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    520 ft
  • Avg time
    02:40:51
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Directions to quartz-creek-trail-5 trailhead (46.182690, -121.849010)
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      Quartz Creek... Trail Reports

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      Aug 31, 2019 @ 9:46am
      Aug 31, 2019
      reporter Trail is steep up and down by its nature. Maybe a dozen downed trees.
      Jul 23, 2018 @ 12:44am
      Jul 23, 2018
      Trail is clear and well trafficked by hikers up until crossing Snagtooth Creek, which is just before the junction with Quartz Creek Butte Trail...
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