Bike typeAM, XC
Trail UsageBiking Primary
DirectionDownhill PrimaryPopular direction shown
TTFs on trailA-Frame, Bridge, Drop, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride
Ride in rainYes
Skill builder ride, nice quick after-work destination. It takes 1-2 hours to ride everything. This is a small system of trails that are tightly wound to make the most of a power utility company lot. There are now six trails: Crop Circles (only 1/2 can be ridden), The Tapeworm, Parasite, Mr. DNA, The Silkworm and BermSled. The CycoActive map is out of date and currently only lists a few of the trails, but it will get you started in the right direction. This is a trashy section of young deciduous trees, don't expect nice forest (this area is great night riding, just be cautious of low hanging branches).
+Bermsled: Flowy downhill with berms and jumps
+Mr. DNA: Technical with roots and rocks
+Parasite: Technical with sharp turns, roots, and log piles, many short steep ups and downs
+Tapeworm: Technical with structures, roots, drops, short uphills and log piles.
+Cropcircles: Maze-Like ride
+Silkworm: Flowy XC with optional drops, structures, and berms
+Main Path: Fire road/singletrack, easy, not hard features
Most people park at the adjacent Philip Arnold Park and ride a few hundred yards up the road to access the trails.
From Seattle, take I-5 South to I-405 North. Take exit #2 to SR-167 North. As soon as you've gone under the freeway, turn RIGHT onto S Grady Way. This soon turns into Main Ave S. At a traffic light, take a RIGHT onto S 4th St which will go uphill. At the first intersection, bear soft right into Cedar Ave S. Go about 0.4mi, take the first LEFT onto S. 7th St going steep uphill. Go straight to the 4-way stop. Go straight, and before the gate turn right into the parking lot.
To get to the trails, bike up the gated road a bit. You'll see entries on the right; take the one just past the jeep road as one way in. The alternative is to take the first entrance as you crest the top of the road from the Philip Arnold parking lot. Once you're on the trail, the left fork takes you to the main entrance area, and the right fork to the Parasite entrances.
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More Stats for Tapeworm mountain bike trail
Altitude min323 ft
Altitude max415 ft
Altitude start400 ft
Altitude end400 ft
Distance climb4,745 ft
Distance down4,421 ft
Distance flat1,379 ft
Avg reverse time00:04:02
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Tapeworm Trail Reports
Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:12amOct 6, 2018
Sep 15, 2018 @ 8:15pmSep 15, 2018
|Just beware of the homeless person's tent 1/2 mile into the trail. It is mostly out of the way of the trail but it just hugs one of the wood...|
Jul 3, 2018 @ 2:42pmJul 3, 2018
Jan 17, 2018 @ 5:38pmJan 17, 2018
Oct 7, 2017 @ 5:02pmOct 7, 2017