Mt. Peak - TRAIL

Mt. Peak - Trail, Enumclaw, Washington

The front of Mt. Peak is mainly used by hikers which are frequented by the town cops and fire fighters trying to keep in shape. Number one, be curtious to everyone and give the hikers the right of way here. The front cannot be ridden up unless you have some un-earthy powers. It's approximately 1 1/3 miles long with many exposed stumps and rocks, with sharp cut backs. You will have to pack your bike up to the top then ride down. You may want to consider taking off your seat and seat post for the ride down. Down grades as steep as 30 degrees, maybe more. EXPERT ONLY. The back side is a different story. Hardly ever being used makes for a nice and enjoyable ride up. Ride up is what you will be doing. Approximately 1 1/2 miles up with exposed rocks and loose gravel make for a short but hard ride to the top. There are several trails to venture off too if you do not want to pursue the summit. Coming down is worth the trip up too. Intermidiate to advanced.

User Reviews (3)

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wendoger   Weekend Warrior [Jan 31, 2009]

This is really not a mountain bike trail, its mainly for hikers. I dont know what folks are calling the front and back sides of the trail. The side all the hikers go up is very steep and narrow and I am pretty sure bikes are not allowed on it. I can't imagine going up this side on a bike. The other side, that most hikers do not use, is just a gravel road most of the way. On the hikers trail, its a mile.2 to the top. I love this trail...its a real butt burner;-)

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5
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4
Corski67   Cross Country Rider [Jan 06, 2006]

As previously described, the best route to take up is around the back side of this little mountain. I'm a local Enumclaw rider and I just discovered this little workout session. If you don't have a bunch of time, and need a hard workout with some good fun thrown in, this steep little mountain is for you. I really don't recommend descending down the front because there is just no clean way to do it without ripping up the trail. Remember, leave no trace. The trail is for hikers and bikers will quickly get banned if they make their presence known. The front side is extremely steep and difficult in places. Only an expert rider would be able to successfully descend on that trail without hurting themselves or someone else. This is a very busy mountain with many visitors each day. The back side is relatively open with a few single track trails to play on after the main climb. Be cautious and courteous of the hikers at all times. They own the right of way so treat them accordingly and be nice.

Customer Service

Back side only - and stay there. Please don't think it would be fun to bomb down the front side. There are too many hikers to be safe about it.

Similar Products Used: Mud Mountain Dam - It's name fits though.
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3
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5
mryerse   Cross Country Rider [Jun 15, 2005]

This is a pretty sweet ride. It is REALLY short, so I wouldn't travel far to ride it unless you are planning on riding something else in the area like Palisades or something. Anyway, It is really steep, narrow, with tree roots, rocks, and water wear eroding the soil. It's pretty technical, and the switchbacks are pretty sharp. I know a couple people who went off the trail into the bushes cause they missed the switchback. I actually had to stop and put my feet down a couple times to make some switchbacks, but if you're a decent rider you might not need to. It was a blast though. Watch out for people. Since it's such a short ride and there are a lot of hikers I gave it a lower rating. Other than that it's pretty fun.

Customer Service

Ride up the gravel road on the back side, then ride down the front side.

Similar Products Used: Victor Falls, Crystal Mountain. I haven't ridden palisades yet, hopefully I'll try that this summer.
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3
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4
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