Deer are a common sight inside the fence. Turn around here and retrace your pedal strokes back to Ice Water Creek Campground at 14. A few splattering, cartwheeling endoes down the trail, maybe. After the road crossing, Trail 1377 weaves through the woods, dropping and winding. Park in the gravel lot. To get there: From Interstate 405, take Exit 4 to Highway 169, the Maple Valley Road.
May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Recommendation: Good book and covers a lot of the imediate area. With so many other trails nearby and plentiful camping opportunities, the Taneum area also makes for a good weekend camp out. Though the lake is never actually visible, ignore that frustration and enjoy this easy, wooded loop. Find the trail that leaves from the parking area. Cons: Urban sprawl has been amazingly fast here so some of the trail descriptions that say 'gravel road' are now an entire housing development - us this book along with a good up to date street map and you will do fine.
Ride it like you stole it, after all. This are is fairly congested and a lot of right of way issues, although quite a few of the trail directions are confusing they will get you there without trespassing. We misjudged our timing especially due to some of the obstacles we faced on the trail i. After a short rise, the trail descends and runs along a little creek. I would suggest photocopying the pages and carrying them with you as the book is too bulky unless you have a big backpack. I also bought the Puget Sound mountain bike guide by Santo Crisuolo and was happy to see it filled with more rides in the 15-30+ mile range. When the old road forks, 1.
All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers. Several hundred yards from the parking area, reach the Lake Youngs loop trail and turn left. The trail, sometimes wide, sometimes narrow, climbs steadily. Finally, after a lot of roller-coaster fun, the trail crosses the creek at 7. Zero out your odometer at the end of the exit ramp and turn left. I need a new bike. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.
The trail drops to the creek, climbs away from it, then zips back down again. This wide gravel trail follows the fence that encloses the reservoir. Lake Youngs trail: Begin from the gravel parking area at the King County park next to Lake Youngs. The other trails add the potential to create longer, more difficult loops, full of creek crossings and elevation gain. The trail climbs a short but steep grade on a loose tread. The author of the book has detailed every aspect of these trails to the mile. More information: King County Parks, 206-296-4232.
Turn right onto 140th Way Southeast. I get the impression Mr. Bookseller: , Colorado, United States. Buy it if you want to ride the trails in Seattle! Without those torn out pages, we'd have spent the night in Snoqualmie! You may have to walk it. From here the trail is quite steep to the 3. Cross over the impressively big water pipe and continue on the trail alongside the fence. And the trail along North Fork Taneum Creek is one of the best.
To increase the distance, cross North Fork Taneum Creek at the 7. North Fork Taneum Creek Trail Overall rating: 3 wheels out of 5 Ride: 14. If you use the information and follow your bike computer, you will find your way around some awesome trails. I just returned from a trip to Seattle and hoped this book would be useful in finding some nice mountain bike trails. Terrain: Easily rolling loop route on wide gravel trail. Overview: Since Lake Youngs is part of the Seattle water system, the lake is surrounded by a tall fence and security is tight. Zilly felt like he had to pad the book by filling it with these extremely short rides.
Stay on the main road, which becomes Forest Rd 33, to Ice Water Creek Campground on the left at 13 miles. Take a right, following the fence and paralleling 148th Avenue. The trail follows the creek about 8 more miles, getting progressively more technical before it becomes really steep just past Taneum Shelter. Take a left onto the trail that returns to the parking area, 9. Luckily, when we rode the Middlefork trail at Snoqualmie we were smart enough to tear the pages out of the book. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. .