5.2 miles
Distance
259 ft
Climb
-2,529 ft
Descent
00:48:37
Avg time
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  • USFS
    Land Manager

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  • Activities
    • Dirtbike/Moto
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dark Divide
    Randle, Washington
  • Ref Number
    #294
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June-October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #38214 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 70 in Dirtbiking
  • Land Owner

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Tongue Mountain Trail dirtbike/moto trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,270 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,488 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,012 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,758 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,490 ft
  • Grade
    -8.2%
  • Grade max
    -81.1%
  • Grade min
    25%
  • Distance climb
    5,194 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    331 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:58:08
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      Tongue Mountain... Trail Reports

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      Jun 15, 2024 @ 7:24am
      Jun 15, 2024
      Lots of loose rocks and some devil’s club hanging in the trail but it’s all clear.
      Aug 2, 2023 @ 11:09am
      Aug 2, 2023
      Tongue mountain is in great shape right now and is such an amazing descent!
      Sep 14, 2022 @ 1:41am
      Sep 14, 2022
      Rode this a week ago. The mile long section between the high point and High Bridge Trail is completely moto-fucked. Deep silt in the rut with...
      Aug 22, 2022 @ 4:28pm
      Aug 22, 2022
      The motos giveth and the motos taketh away. Unfortunately, this trail—which used to be one of the best descents in the entire PNW—has been...
      Aug 22, 2022 @ 9:23am
      Aug 22, 2022
      Sadly, in significantly worse shape this year than in years past. Several of the moto gullies that were previously relatively easy to navigate...
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      • 22 miles avg distance
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      • Last: Jun 14, 2024

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