12 miles
Distance
1,724 ft
Climb
-3,024 ft
Descent
3,012 ft
High Point
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Valley Trail #270 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
    #47819 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

The entire trail is open to motorcycle, hiker, horse and bicycle use. The section of the trail east and south of Blue Lake Campground is open to ATV use.

This trail has a gentle grade, with views of the Cispus River Valley and Tongue Mountain.

This trail begins at Forest Road 28 near the Cispus River bridge and ends at Forest Road 78 beyond Cat Creek. From Forest Road 28 to the Blue Lake Trailhead on Forest Road 23 the trail is open to hikers, horses, mountain bikes and motorcycles but not ATVs. This 7.5-mile section follows the Cispus River through stands of mixed conifers and hardwoods. The trail crosses the North Fork River on the Road 23 bridge. Watch for vehicle traffic. The trail continues past the junction of Bishop Ridge Trail #272 and Blue Lake Campground Trail #270A until it meets Blue Lake Ridge Trail #271 above the Blue Lake Trailhead on Forest Road 23.

The section of Trail #270 south of Blue Lake Trailhead to Road 78 is open to ATVs as well as hikers, horses, mountain bikes and motorcycles. The Valley Trail continues southeast past the junction with Blue Lake Ridge Trail #271 near Blue Lake Trailhead, to Forest Road 78 just south of Cat Creek.

source: USFS
Access Info

The trail begins at Road 28 near the Cispus River bridge near North Fork Campground.

ATV access to this trail begins from Blue Lake ORV Trailhead to access the southern portion that allows ATV use.

Disclaimer

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

More Stats for Valley Trail #270 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,300 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,572 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,872 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,572 ft
  • Grade
    -2.105%
  • Grade max
    -49.644%
  • Grade min
    36.803%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,205 ft
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Nov 22, 2019 @ 4:46pm
      Nov 22, 2019

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag NotAnotherClimb (Jul 26, 2018 at 12:55)
       This GPS track (from OSM) follows the general direction of the trail but does not appear to be very accurate. Trail also seems to extend to FR-78. If anyone has a better track, please update.
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      • + 2
      flag NotAnotherClimb (Jul 30, 2018 at 9:53)
       Found a GPS track for the Eastern part of the trail and updated to connect to FR-78.
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      • + 1
      flag lalligagger (Jul 11, 2019 at 10:56)
       @NotAnotherClimb does a portion of this still need better GPS track? I will probably try to link it up to Juniper Ridge bikepacking next week.
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