9 miles
Distance
1,529 ft
Climb
-4,323 ft
Descent
01:46:16
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Summit Prairie #2 Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dark Divide
    Randle, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #96469 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,794 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,367 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,239 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
  • Avg time
    01:46:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:35
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Status:
on Jun 3, 2019
Snow Covered
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Ideal
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • 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
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  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Summit Prairie... Trail Reports

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      Jun 3, 2019 @ 8:56pm
      Jun 3, 2019
      Accessed via the 9085, snow covered on all lee slopes to 1450m. Riding below that was great. No significant trees on trail. Few small bent ones...
      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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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      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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