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 change2,492 ft
Altitude min1,774 ft
Altitude max4,457 ft
Altitude start1,774 ft
Altitude end4,267 ft
Distance climb7 miles
Distance down5 miles
Distance flat943 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Quartz Creek... Trail Reports
Jul 23, 2018 @ 12:44amJul 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...|
Routes with this trail
|Sanctuary of Vulcan||43 miles|
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