7 miles
Distance
723 ft
Climb
-1,284 ft
Descent
00:58:24
Avg time
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Skookum Flats Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    410 / Mount Rainier North
    Greenwater, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12789 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Skookum Flats Trail is one of the showcase river trails in the PNW. It includes old growth, great viewpoints and challenging riding. Lots of ups and downs, roots, a few rock gardens, punchy climbs, a creek crossing, and skinny contouring trails segments. Most people ignore the south 1 mile out and back by the airstrip. In the summer, nearby campers turn it into a toilet paper obstacle course. You can do an out and back or include the White River Trail and make it a loop. It is a popular trail so expect to see people and pets. HINT: The first mile of either end of this trail is the easiest. If you are having trouble here - turn around.

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More Stats for Skookum Flats mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -562 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,081 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,643 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,643 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,081 ft
  • Grade
    -1.422%
  • Grade max
    -54.305%
  • Grade min
    41.588%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,113 ft
  • Avg time
    00:58:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:22
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.75 (11 votes)

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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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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Skookum Flats Trail Reports

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      Jul 10, 2020 @ 8:38am
      Jul 10, 2020
      Perfect. Rode back to FS73 from a Suntop lap and entered at the south end of the airstrip. Great condition and clear throughout.
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 8:08pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      Haven’t ridden this trail in 8 years and it was such a nice surprise! Runs really well and the dirt was excellent! This is such a scenic ride...
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 8:10pm
      Jul 4, 2020
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 12:46pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      Blowdowns have been taken care of. All clear.
      May 10, 2020 @ 6:10pm
      May 10, 2020
      A couple blowdowns but great otherwise
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 91 rides
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      Photos

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      105 |
      Apr 19, 2019 @ 1:47pm
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      100 |
      Aug 24, 2018 @ 12:11am
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      121 |
      Aug 24, 2018 @ 12:11am
      Aug 24, 2018
      106 |
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 11:37pm
      Aug 23, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Suntop 50 - gained elevation is off
      50 miles
      Skookum Ranger Palisades
      23 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag thehillman215 (Jun 4, 2016 at 20:40)
       Beautiful flowy trail. Best to Start at the south end.
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      2018 August Skookum Flats, Greenwater
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