We’ll be riding on the East side of The Gifford Pinchot National Forest and what we call the Mt Adams Backcountry. This area is a major contender for best places to ride in the Pacific Northwest. We’ll start our day from Randle and drive about and hour south, a drive that includes a massive shuttle from valley floor to near the top of the ridge line and Sunrise Peak. From here, we’ll make our way by bike North on Juniper Ridge, popping in and out of Alpine and riding one of the most picturesque ridges in N America. From the top of Juniper, we have a massive descent that leads us to a small saddle and about a 10 minute climb to the top of our next descent down Tongue Mountain. This massive descent will land you back at the van where we can grab your lunch and our second shuttle for the day back up to Sunrise Peak. From here we’ll head by bike South on Juniper Ridge, traversing the ridge line across Jumbo Peak to our final descent down Dark Meadows from ridge to valley floor. We’ll end at your cooler with some high fives and a ride that is sure to expand your mind!
Distance (per day)
Estimated Mileage: 24 Miles
Day Trip Includes:
- Professionally guided tour of remote single track
History of Mt Adams Backcountry
This was a huge project during the summer of 2018. Over 3000 hours of volunteer labor that uncovered 52 miles of newly logged out and brushed out backcountry singletrack. Our friends at Santa Cruz Bicycles come up at least once a year to attend a 4 day work party to help the cause and throw a shovel in the dirt. They wrote about their experience attending this year’s work party along with some great photos that highlight the area. Click here for the full details.