Ride Overview

The Mt. St. Helens Backcountry is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Southwest Washington State and is one of the most remote regions in the Washington Cascade Mountain Range.  Highly unlikely you’ll see a fellow mountain biker in this area, buried deep in woods, you’ll be entering an area left dormant for years and recently re-opened and full of endless backcountry single-track.  You’ll be riding within the 1980 Mt St Helens Blast zone, you’ll still find remnants of the historic blast that blew 1,300’ off the top and absolutely desecrated the surrounding environment for decades.   We’re lucky to be riding here, as there is limited access to this area and a short window to ride.  On this ride, expect huge views of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier and some intensely demanding singletrack.


Distance (per day)

Ascent: 5,000’
Decent: 5,000’
Estimated Mileage: 20 Miles

We adjust our rides based on group dynamics, in some cases we split into groups.  We make sure everyone gets what they want out of their day.  

3 Day Trip Includes:
    • Professionally guided tour of remote single track
    • Shuttles and Transportation
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner each Day
    • What we think is a pretty good time riding your bike in the woods
    • Tent and Sleeping Pad
    • CLIF Bar Trail Snacks
    • Beer/Wine, Lacroix and other tasty beverages
    • Campfires
Trip Date:
September 13th, 14th & 15th
3 Day Guided Trip


/ per person

Recommended Packing List

Upgrades:Van Camping
$100 Per Day/Hired Driver
Food and Camping Details

Need a ride from Portland?

Shuttle Departs: 7AM on Friday September 7th

Shuttle Location: Meet at 5830 N Commercial Ave at 6:45 AM. You’ll be leaving your car in a safe, NE Portland neighborhood. To be safe, we recommend you leave your car empty of valuables while you’re on your trip.

Need a Ride From Hood River?

Meet at Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen at 8:00 AM, shuttle Leaves promptly at 8:15AM

Need a Ride From Trout Lake?

Meet in Trout Lake, WA at Andy’s Valley Services. Shuttle Departs at 9AM from here

Trout Lake, WA

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