9 miles
Distance
1,529 ft
Climb
-4,323 ft
Descent
5,239 ft
High Point
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Details

  • Riding Area
    Lewis River
    Trout Lake, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #96469 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

This is a multi-use trail.

Starting at the Forest Road 90, the 9 mile Summit Prairie Trail begins with a steep climb for 2 miles before crossing Road 9075 near the west end of Quartz Creek Butte Trail 5B. From this point, the trail continues north in a series of switchbacks to the crest of Quartz Creek Ridge. As you traverse the ridge top, meadows reward you with views into the expansive tree-lined valleys of Quartz and French Creeks. The horizon holds snowcapped volcanoes and high open ridges of the Dark Divide.

Before reaching the junction with the Boundary Trail #1, you will pass by remains of the Summit Prairie fire lookout built in 1929-1930. The lookout was abandoned in the 1960s, but if you use your imagination you can visualize what it must have been like to be a fireguard at this remote location. As you near the junction with the Boundary Trail, a small prairie opens where domestic sheep herds and Forest Service pack stock once grazed in the summer months.

source: USFS
Access Info

From Cougar, WA travel east on Forest Road 90 for about 41 miles. The access point is about a mile west of the Forest Road 88 intersection with Forest Road 90.

Trail can be accessed from Forest Road 90 or Boundary Trail #1.

Disclaimer

This trail is maintained by the US Forest Service. Check with the USFS/Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the latest trail status.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Summit Prairie Trail #2 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,794 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,367 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,161 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,367 ft
  • Grade
    -6.19%
  • Grade max
    -50.588%
  • Grade min
    52.575%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,119 ft
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Icy
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  • Wet
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      Summit Prairie... Trail Reports

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      Aug 14, 2018 @ 10:53am
      Aug 14, 2018
      reporter Trail was riding great last weekend. (8/12/18) Steep and eroded/dry in some sections but not too bad. The lower 1/3 is especially fun.
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      flag miah66 (Oct 3, 2018 at 21:44)
       Trail clear of blowdown. No real clear views as trees have grown to cover most vantage points. Obstructed views of all the volcanoes, however.
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