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Posted: Jul 2, 2018 at 11:10 Quote
mtbikeaddict wrote:
NWBasser wrote:
boxxerace wrote:


I'd recommend Iron Horse State Park, not far from Tiger / Raging & 27 / Olallie . Nice lake nearby and you can ride from campsite to Olallie. Smile

I'm pretty sure that there's no camping at Iron Horse SP.

There's a campground in Fall City next to the river and at the county park in Carnation, also next to the river.
Whaddya mean? Is that a new/temporary thing? That doesn't make sense... I've been there multiple times, ridden the trail (parts of Razz ), camped there at the sites, and can attest to the camping, beauty, and everything else... Iron Horse would be my pick

Where is the campground at Iron Horse? I've never seen it.

Posted: Jul 2, 2018 at 14:00 Quote
NWBasser wrote:
Where is the campground at Iron Horse? I've never seen it.
Forgive my poor memory... I can't tell you the name or the exit number... I thought it was just down I-90 against the lake in that Iron Horse exit area, right up by the divide/summit of Snoqualmie Pass. It's the big trailhead right next to the tunnel. From the parking lot, turning right down the trail takes you through the tunnel... but turn left, and within a decently short time you'll reach a (pit) toilet, then a few campgrounds with picnic tables and tent pads, and a little stream feeding into the lake. Continue and you'll find the waterfalls... I think there's a few campsites there too or something. When I camped there I stopped at the first sites I mentioned on the left (they're on the right of the trail) great spot right next to the stream and all... with my filter it provided unlimited fresh extremely cold water. Smile Cool off by swimming in the lake... literally on the other side of the trail. The next day we continued along the trail and edge of the lake, through the rocky area, and saw the waterfalls, then turned around, came back, and went through the tunnel... I think we had lunch on the other side before leaving... anyway, highly recommend. I'll try and update when I can clarify exactly where that is. Smile

Posted: Jul 6, 2018 at 17:36 Quote
mtbikeaddict wrote:
NWBasser wrote:
Where is the campground at Iron Horse? I've never seen it.
Forgive my poor memory... I can't tell you the name or the exit number... I thought it was just down I-90 against the lake in that Iron Horse exit area, right up by the divide/summit of Snoqualmie Pass. It's the big trailhead right next to the tunnel. From the parking lot, turning right down the trail takes you through the tunnel... but turn left, and within a decently short time you'll reach a (pit) toilet, then a few campgrounds with picnic tables and tent pads, and a little stream feeding into the lake. Continue and you'll find the waterfalls... I think there's a few campsites there too or something. When I camped there I stopped at the first sites I mentioned on the left (they're on the right of the trail) great spot right next to the stream and all... with my filter it provided unlimited fresh extremely cold water. Smile Cool off by swimming in the lake... literally on the other side of the trail. The next day we continued along the trail and edge of the lake, through the rocky area, and saw the waterfalls, then turned around, came back, and went through the tunnel... I think we had lunch on the other side before leaving... anyway, highly recommend. I'll try and update when I can clarify exactly where that is. Smile

I think I sent you guys wrong. There is camping at Iron Horse, but it's multiple small sites just off the Iron Horse trail, not car accessible. In my brain I merged Rattlesnake Lake (no camping) and Iron Horse. There IS camping at the Denny Creek campground. https://goo.gl/maps/nqWFuGKBbNq Also the Tinkham Campground: https://goo.gl/maps/a8sCZRNorYt Oh, and the middle fork: https://goo.gl/maps/BDBScfZUfAH2

Posted: Jul 6, 2018 at 23:37 Quote
boxxerace wrote:
I think I sent you guys wrong. There is camping at Iron Horse, but it's multiple small sites just off the Iron Horse trail, not car accessible. In my brain I merged Rattlesnake Lake (no camping) and Iron Horse. There IS camping at the Denny Creek campground. https://goo.gl/maps/nqWFuGKBbNq Also the Tinkham Campground: https://goo.gl/maps/a8sCZRNorYt Oh, and the middle fork: https://goo.gl/maps/BDBScfZUfAH2
Oops, car camping... lol I missed that. Yeah, they're just little sites off the side of the trail. It's a short distance from the trailhead, so it's not too bad, but yeah, it's not a big site that you could easily drive cars to. I accessed it by bike.

Posted: Jul 21, 2018 at 2:43 Quote
Hey guys, iam new here. Iam from germany and do my first holyday in the us. We are based at lake forest park and now i want to now where are the best bike rentals. Maybe a trailhardtail or a fullsuspension trailbike. I need 2 bikes. For my girlfriend a large and the problem.... a Xlarge for me :/
Any tipps for this? Some cool spots where you can ride to with the bike? Sorry for my english Big Grin

Thanks

Posted: Jul 25, 2018 at 16:31 Quote
damianfromDE wrote:
Hey guys, iam new here. Iam from germany and do my first holyday in the us. We are based at lake forest park and now i want to now where are the best bike rentals. Maybe a trailhardtail or a fullsuspension trailbike. I need 2 bikes. For my girlfriend a large and the problem.... a Xlarge for me :/
Any tipps for this? Some cool spots where you can ride to with the bike? Sorry for my english Big Grin

Thanks

No worries friends from Germany, welcome here! Not too many local folks talk here on PB forums, there's a much more active forum here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1788603111417281/ at PNW mountain Bikers and at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tigerragingrivermtb/ a more I-90 trails centric group for trails just South of where you are in Lake Forest Park.

There are rentals for bikes for a day from some good bike shops like the bike shop in Kirkland, but I don't know of any that are good for long term rentals like you might be looking for. Consider buying a good used bike on the cheap. https://www.facebook.com/groups/pnwbikeclassifieds/ is good.

As for trails, there are so many. What kind of riding do you like to do? (ie: Alpine, jumps, technical, rooty, smaller short trails, long wilderness trails,etc?

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 at 8:11 Quote
boxxerace wrote:
damianfromDE wrote:
Hey guys, iam new here. Iam from germany and do my first holyday in the us. We are based at lake forest park and now i want to now where are the best bike rentals. Maybe a trailhardtail or a fullsuspension trailbike. I need 2 bikes. For my girlfriend a large and the problem.... a Xlarge for me :/
Any tipps for this? Some cool spots where you can ride to with the bike? Sorry for my english Big Grin

Thanks

No worries friends from Germany, welcome here! Not too many local folks talk here on PB forums, there's a much more active forum here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1788603111417281/ at PNW mountain Bikers and at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tigerragingrivermtb/ a more I-90 trails centric group for trails just South of where you are in Lake Forest Park.

There are rentals for bikes for a day from some good bike shops like the bike shop in Kirkland, but I don't know of any that are good for long term rentals like you might be looking for. Consider buying a good used bike on the cheap. https://www.facebook.com/groups/pnwbikeclassifieds/ is good.

As for trails, there are so many. What kind of riding do you like to do? (ie: Alpine, jumps, technical, rooty, smaller short trails, long wilderness trails,etc?

I ride many different Trails from jump to wilderness. Importen is riding Big Grin
Rent bikes for a few days is okay. Maybe a trailhardtail or something. Thanks for your help Smile

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 at 20:05 Quote
Compass Outdoor Adventures rents bikes, and they'll even deliver the bike to the trailhead.
https://compassoutdooradventures.com/

Progression Cycle which is pretty close to a lot of the trail networks also rents bikes (they even rent the Evil brand which makes some awesome bikes)
http://www.progressioncycle.com/

If you want to try bike park, you can also rent DH bikes at Stevens Pass bike park
https://www.stevenspass.com/site/summer

For trails in the area, check out trailforks.com. Some great places include Tiger, Raging River, the trails off highway 410. Going up to Bellingham (about 1.5 hours north of Seattle) also has some great trails. Search around on trailforks though, it has descriptions, ride reports, videos, etc for almost all the trails.

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 at 13:51 Quote
hi everyone, I Live in Snohomish and am new to mtb, I kiteboard, motocross, and other adrenaline sports.... have ridden DUTHIE, SCOUT LAKE, GROWLER GULCH, and now i am looking for some LOCALs to either snoho or everett that want to hit some local stuff and possibly galbraith and stevens...... I am free to ride 80% of the time except sundays.. those are my race days Wink

p.s I may be new but I definitely am not needing the babysitter on the trails....just a guide and someone for a little advice here and there

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 at 14:17 Quote
I am in Snohomish (more Maltby...) as well. I usually ride on Sunday mornings early but have the weekend most of the time to get out there. My main trail for fitness is Paradise Valley Trails since I know them like the back of my hand (riding there since 93...). you are on the right page to meet up but also check out the Tiger Mountain/Raging River Facebook page for more call to action. hope to see you out there. Ill be the guy on the Purple Kona Process with a fox 36 up front.

Posted: Oct 8, 2018 at 15:50 Quote
Does anyone know if an official MTB trail in Woodland park has been pursued? There are the jumps by the sports fields, and a few unofficial, un-maintained, and not terribly exciting/simple trails.

I know there are cyclocross races there and I've seen Simon from Fluidride teaching some cyclocross classes as as well.

It seems like a real missed opportunity. I have to think someone must've tried it at some point.

Posted: Oct 18, 2018 at 9:18 Quote
g716 wrote:
Does anyone know if an official MTB trail in Woodland park has been pursued? There are the jumps by the sports fields, and a few unofficial, un-maintained, and not terribly exciting/simple trails.

I know there are cyclocross races there and I've seen Simon from Fluidride teaching some cyclocross classes as as well.

It seems like a real missed opportunity. I have to think someone must've tried it at some point.

I've not heard anything myself. And I agree with your assessment.

Posted: Oct 23, 2018 at 11:42 Quote
I’ve done a little bit of digging at lower woodland, and I’m gonna do more soon but I can’t think of what/where to dig, suggestions would be helpful

Posted: Oct 30, 2018 at 14:34 Quote
I would love to come help scratch in some trails at Woodland. I have no idea where really, but would love to scout something out.

Posted: Nov 5, 2018 at 6:32 Quote
Anyone interested in some afternoon riding on Wednesday afternoons/Evenings at some of the mellower trails in the area? I am thinking St. Eds, Paradise Valley, etc... I want and need to ride more and would love ride with others. Just throwing it out there. Riding with lights is less sketchy with others.


 
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