37 miles
Distance
6,026 ft
Climb
-6,025 ft
Descent
2,250 ft
High Point
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Whiskey Dick Details

  • Riding area
    Vantage
    Vantage, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

Big views, some “techy” dirt roads, desert flowers in bloom, and hopefully dry & sunny weather. It should appeal to those who like the desert, feel comfortable being out in remote places, and are mindful of critters (snakes) that wake up in the warm sun.

The entire route, except for a couple short portions along the Whiskey Dick, is on pretty tough double-track dirt roads. The ride starts by going up the mellow Rocky Coulee, past an abandoned ranch, but then takes a right up a steep hillside. Cacti should be in bloom and make the hike-a-bike go by much too quickly here.

From the top of this first hill you should have great views of the Columbia River and the Wildhorse windfarm behind it. Next, it’s down to the Whiskey Dick creek where a bit of route finding skills are necessary in the beginning. Follow trailforks carefully in this portion or else you may end up in head-high thicket. The Whiskey Dick drainage tees into a bigger road after 3 miles where Long Loop riders turn left, upwards, while Short Loop riders head down towards the Columbia River – which makes a good lunch spot.

Access Info

Start/Finish is at the trailhead on Recreation Drive, just north of Vantage. A Discover Pass is required for parking.

Disclaimer

Anticipated finishing times: 3-7 hours depending on your loop and your post-winter condition.

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More Stats for Whiskey Dick mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    612 ft
  • Altitude start
    685 ft
  • Altitude end
    686 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -31.244%
  • Grade min
    37.746%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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on Apr 15, 2017
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Whiskey Dick Trail Reports

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Apr 15, 2017 @ 10:08pm
Apr 15, 2017
Rode "short" loop on fat bikes Apr 15. Route mostly good, several creek crossings but mostly jumpable. Section down Whiskey Dick drainage isn't...
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