12 miles
Distance
5,549 ft
Climb
-3,056 ft
Descent
02:40:51
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding area
    Trout Lake
    My City, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,492 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,774 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,457 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,774 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,267 ft
  • Grade
    3.87%
  • Grade max
    -54.429%
  • Grade min
    69.989%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    943 ft
  • Avg time
    02:40:51
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on Jul 23, 2018
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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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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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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