Skookum Flats - TRAIL

Skookum Flats - Trail, Enumclaw, Washington

This trail follows the White River, so it is really hard to get lost. It is all up and down riding with no really long climbs. There are lots and lots of roots and rocks to deal with.

User Reviews (24)

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adorkxi   Cross Country Rider [Jul 12, 2009]

very nice trail lots of up and down no real hills. lots of rocks and roots but easy to ride.

Similar Products Used: suntop ranger creek
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4
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2
RCUBED   Downhiller [Jun 23, 2007]

Just an update...starting from the main trailhead, a lot of trees have been cleared but still a significant landslide was enough to turn me around, maybe a mile or two into this trail. I started at the main trailhead and went under the bridge to ride the main trail.
Note: this trail is properly named...very flat in the small area I explored...the short downills I got were fun, though.po

Customer Service

I don't know...I was going to do Ranger Creek but I wasn't sure if I had enough time. I will post a better opinion when I have one

Similar Products Used: I don't know, I learned to ride at Galbraith MTN in Bellingham...So far...since I moved to Puyallup, only disappointment. If anyone knows any decent riding, let me know.
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3
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3
pdamuth   Weekend Warrior [Feb 19, 2007]

WOW. What a gorgeous trail that is totally destroyed from the flooding. Every 200-300 feet is a huge tree in the trail. Me and the wife were riding when it was snowing but only rode a half mile and had to dismount from our bikes 4 times and climb over trees that were 3-4 foot tall. This place is worth stopping off just to see the views if you are headed to Crystal Mountain or just passing through but I would not advise making a mountain bike trip for this one. You will be very dissapointed. Hopefully they will repair the trail in the spring or summer.

Customer Service

None until repaired.

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3
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3
jc1   Cross Country Rider [Jan 25, 2007]

Alas, our ! epic designated trail we had up here is currently closed. Thanx to the awesome power of mother nature, the white river has wiped out the trail in 3 or 4 places. This trail now heads straight into the river.

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4
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3
tgtureno   Cross Country Rider [Dec 22, 2006]

Was out after the first heavy flood, then snow, (rode my 29er)and found that most the trail was gone!! From about a mile in off the airstrip parking lot(buckcreek) 'till passed the suspension bridge (which is totally demolished)--quite a site to see!! and several points further down stream where the river came close to the trail--GONE w/the flood! Enjoy the "hike" because very little of the trail is rideable! Happy Holidays-Tony

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3
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3
jonny_five   Cross Country Rider [Sep 21, 2006]

This is a great trail to ride. I was recently in the area and staying at Mount Ranier. This trail is about a 15-20 minute car ride from the Copper River area of the park. I rented a bike and rode from one end to the other and back again. Technically the trail is not extremely difficult although there were a couple of tough climbs and drops that I had to walk or dab. The trail has some fast rolling sections and downhills and there are some steep climbs and switchbacks that make you work to get your reward. The trail is a mix of nice dirtpack and loamy sections with some rocks, roots, and boulders thrown in to keep you on your toes. This trail is a good trail for almost all riders. There are enough challenges and fast riding to keep advanced riders on their toes but the technical areas come in short sections so that beginners/intermediate riders don't have far to walk if they so choose. However, the trail is probably somewhat too advanced for pure novice riders. Overall, with the trail composition, technical features, and scenery, this is one of the best trails that I have ever ridden. A definite must if you are in the area.
For the out-of-towners, the only rental that I could find near the area was Black Diamond Bike & Backcountry. They were a great help and hooked me up with a sweet bike at a good price. I would recommend them along with the trail.

OVERALL
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5
VALUE
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3
Framebreaker   Weekend Warrior [Jul 10, 2004]

Update. Trail pass is now $5. You can get one from the local stores on the way to the trailhead. I took trail for about 5 miles in and back. The trail is nicely marked with bridges and it's very clear what's the trail and what's not the trail. This is just what mtn bike trail should be - plenty of ups, downs, flats and bumpy places. It's a beautiful ride next to the river and through the woods. It's quite challenging getting up some of the rooted, rocky sections. Going down is the reward however. Bring plenty of water and food. Also the weather is usually significantly cooler here because of the alpine climate so bring your extra shell.

Customer Service

Take Hwy. 410 out of Enumclaw toward Mt. Rainier. (Local bike shop has maps of trail too.) It's about 30+ miles to the trailhead. You will know you're close when you pass into the town of Greenwater and see the stores, gas station, etc. Beyond Greenwater start looking on the right hand side for road signs. Take road #73 - it will be marked by one of the yellow intersection signs. Follow the road about .25 mile across the bridge. The trailhead starts immediately after the bridge on the left side - it's marked trail #1194. It's #1194 on Greentrails map "Greenwater, WA - No 238" too. Follow trail and enjoy.

Similar Products Used: Sun Top - also on Green Trails map #238 Greenwater WA. I haven't done it but I've heard that it's a tough, beautiful ride to the top of Sun Top mtn. The elevation at the top is 5700 ft from 2500 feet around the start of the trail.
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4
VALUE
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4
critic   Weekend Warrior [Nov 03, 2003]

Rode this trail 10/24/03 and found a bit of damage after the recent heavy rains. Started from the downriver trailhead and found a washed out section about a mile in, maybe fifty feet or so of the trail was gone. I could work my way around it, but the river bank that is left is corniced and will probably be gone before long. There are also several sections where the river had run along the trail and left behind a lot of black sand(and one dead salmon). I only rode up river as far as the suspension bridge so did not see it, but a rider I met coming downriver said that there were a couple of washed out areas beyond that.

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4
VALUE
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3
BizS   Cross Country Rider [Oct 31, 2003]

Great trail just ~1.5 hours outside of Seattle. I ride Tiger almost every weekend as well, and this ride has way more technical challenge. Minimal elevation gain, but you still get a workout because of increased attention to the roots/rocks, etc... My traps/shoulders are always sore after this ride. The last reviewer who said there wasn't much need to dab is wrong--you will dab a lot, and one section you will get off and walk it (short section), but that makes for a nice change of pace. Otherwise, it's constant roots and some rocky sections. It can be very tough if wet, but that adds to the challenge. Definitely ride from downstream to upstream and do it as an out and back.

Customer Service

Downstream to upstream then back.

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4
VALUE
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3
bigripper   Downhiller [Sep 19, 2003]

I used to ride this trail a couple times a season when I lived in Seattle. At the time, I thought it was fairly technical. After riding for a few months in the Boston area, my definition of technical riding has changed considerably. I no longer consider this trail, or many others in WA to be highly technical. In fact, most "advanced" riders should be able to ride this entire trail dab free with the exception of the high 4-5 step up water bar section just after the second rock garden. This is a fun trail with great views. I would consider this A seattle area MUST DO RIDE and would put it on my top 10 Western WA trails list.

Customer Service

I would disregard the section on the other side of the river/highway and make it an out and back.

Similar Products Used: Western WA's 5 Best Rides(no particular order): Tiger Mountain Victor Falls Gailbrath Palisades Ft. Ebey
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4
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3
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