We call this ride, Tres Frescas… and enormous day of Descending on what has been coined THE BEST day of riding of my LIFE. We’ll be reliving a day of the 2018 Trans-Cascadia MTB race, riding in the Mt. St. Helens Backcountry, 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)
Estimated Mileage: 20 + Miles
Day Trip Includes:
- Professionally guided tour of remote single track
with Mt. St. Helens
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.