8.9 miles
Distance
2,791 ft
Climb
-4,213 ft
Descent
02:42:37
Avg time
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Strawberry Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Goat Mountain
    Randle, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36352 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This trail is open to hiker, horse and bicycle use. The map shows the trail starting at Bear Meadow (south end) but the best way to ride it is to shuttle up to where FR2516 intersects the trail. From there you can ride the South section, the North section or drop off the North section on the 213 (Green River) and ride down to the 26 road and Green River Horse Camp. If you don't have shuttle support, park you car at either the north end or on the 26 road and climb the 213/use the 26 road to make it a loop.

From Forest Road 2516 the trail heads north toward the peak. From Road 2516 south, the trail takes you through timber to tie in with the Boundary Trail #1 near Bear Meadow. A short spur trail (0.25 mile from Road 2516) takes you to the site of the old fire lookout on Strawberry Mountain. On a clear day you might see the lava dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens.

This trail was developed by miners sometime before 1895. Today you will be walking through silver forests in places where the lateral blast from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens climbed up to the top of Strawberry Ridge, spilling over in places before the power of the blast dissipated.

source: USFS
Access Info

Directions:
From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer right in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Follow Forest Road 25 for another 17.3 miles and turn right on Forest Road 2516. Follow Forest Road 2516 for 5.9 miles to the end of the drive-able road. Follow the road for approximately 1 mile to the trail.

Access: This trail may also can be reached from the Boundary Trail #1 near Bear Meadow on Forest Road 99, or from the Green River Trail #213. Access from the north end, off Road 26, is on private land. Rough road conditions limit the amount of use.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Strawberry Ridge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,421 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,773 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,557 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,195 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,775 ft
  • Grade
    -3.006%
  • Grade max
    -44.455%
  • Grade min
    41.98%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    472 ft
  • Avg time
    02:42:37
  • Avg reverse time
    02:43:33
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on Aug 31, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (8 votes)

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  • Ideal
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      Strawberry Ridge Trail Reports

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      Aug 31, 2021 @ 11:56am
      Aug 31, 2021
      Riding well, including the trail 213 climb
      Jul 12, 2021 @ 11:07am
      Jul 12, 2021
      Rode up FR 2516 to the trail and went North. The south section has a dozen or so down trees that require a dismount and the decent has areas...
      Jul 2, 2021 @ 7:46am
      Jul 2, 2021
      Just rode whole thing South to North. Still a few large mounds of snow melting their way down the mountain most prevalent on the south side climb...
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 2:10pm
      Oct 8, 2020
      North section is ripping and clear. Minor debris on trail that will clear with more traffic.
      Aug 24, 2020 @ 1:49pm
      Aug 24, 2020
      These signs were recently posted by the US Forest Service in response to an overall increase of use and incidents of motorized and electric bike...
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      3 Reviews & Comments

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      VTrips (Jul 7, 2020 at 8:55)
       From forest road 2516 Strawberry north is ripping right now!
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      XU12XU (Aug 2, 2020 at 21:14)
       Rode from 2516 too. Some fun twists higher up but then turns to fast and very narrow sidecut which was just "ok". Still a great trail and well worth doing Great views on the ridge!
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      • + 1
      jefe (Sep 10, 2021 at 15:09)
       Great ride with rad views and a killer downhill at the end of the ridge
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