5 miles
Distance
733 ft
Climb
-2,967 ft
Descent
00:49:39
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dark Divide
    Randle, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June-October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #6409 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This trail is open to hiker, motorcycle, and bicycle use.

This trail climbs from Forest Road 2904 for 1 mile to the junction with Tongue Mountain Lookout Trail #294A, a 0.7-mile trail to the core of an extinct volcano. The spur trail #294A to the summit is steep and at times resembles a rock scramble. You can get excellent views from the saddle, without hiking to the summit. Please use caution. The spur trail is open to hikers only. Tongue Mountain was a traditional mountain goat hunting site for the Taidnapam Indians.
The 4,838 foot summit offers excellent views of the central portion of the Cowlitz Valley District and south to Mt. Adams. Tongue Mountain Trail #294 descends after the junction with #294A, on a long rim overlooking the Cispus River Valley with views of Burley Mountain, Tower Rock, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mount St. Helens. The trail ends on Forest Road 2801.

source: USFS
Access Info

From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer left in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Continue to follow Forest Service Road 23 for 8.1 miles to the junction of Forest Road 28. Follow Forest Road 28 for 1 mile and turn left on Forest Road 29. Follow Forest Road 29 for 4.1 miles and turn left on Forest Road 2904. Follow Forest Road 2904 for 4.2 miles. Tongue Mountain Trail #294 is accessed across the road from Juniper Ridge Trailhead

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 Tongue Mountain Trail #294 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,234 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,470 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,094 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,704 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,470 ft
  • Grade
    -8.076%
  • Grade max
    -61.277%
  • Grade min
    45.469%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Avg time
    00:49:39
  • Avg reverse time
    03:17:42
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Status:
on May 15, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
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      Tongue Mountain... Trail Reports

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      May 15, 2020 @ 10:58pm
      May 15, 2020
      On May 14th, 2020 I 'rode' the Tongue mountain trail down from the junction with High Bridge trail. Perfect dirt although a lot of winter debris...
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 9:20am
      Sep 23, 2019
      reporter There are some mud puddles in the moto woops, but otherwise the sandy dirt is super tacky because it's rained recently. Trail is a total blast...
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 6:33pm
      Jul 28, 2019
      Amazing trail, primo conditions! Incredible natural berms, thanks to the motos. Easily one of the best trails in Portland!
      Jun 20, 2019 @ 9:02am
      Jun 20, 2019
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 8:56pm
      Sep 2, 2018
      Recently brushed and in the best condition ever! Still some dust thru the steep rough sections but the lower, flow part is superb. Go ride it!
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