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I went out there today and the loop is open and snow free.

Some minor blowdown across all the trails (we approached via the road and 3 O'Clock Ridge Trail). All singletons and most could be cleared with a handsaw. About 15 total. One bigger one on Dungeness between the shelter and informal camping area near the road.

If you go soon you will have to contend with lots of seasonal debris on the trails (sticks, rocks, etc.) Especially on the Gold Creek Trail you have to "drive defensively" or you will end up being bounced into the void by some softball size rock sitting in the middle of the trail.

The bridge across Gold Creek( a log with a railing at the end of the ride - where it empties into the Dungeness) is laying sideways. You can tightrope walk this mossy log carrying your bike or you can just get your feet a little wet and walk right thru. Hey, you're close to the car, anyway. :)
 

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I went out there today and the loop is open and snow free.

Some minor blowdown across all the trails (we approached via the road and 3 O'Clock Ridge Trail). All singletons and most could be cleared with a handsaw. About 15 total. One bigger one on Dungeness between the shelter and informal camping area near the road.

If you go soon you will have to contend with lots of seasonal debris on the trails (sticks, rocks, etc.) Especially on the Gold Creek Trail you have to "drive defensively" or you will end up being bounced into the void by some softball size rock sitting in the middle of the trail.

The bridge across Gold Creek( a log with a railing at the end of the ride - where it empties into the Dungeness) is laying sideways. You can tightrope walk this mossy log carrying your bike or you can just get your feet a little wet and walk right thru. Hey, you're close to the car, anyway. :)

Any updated trail reports. Heading out this weekend. Thanks.
 

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If you did go out this weekend, how was it? I've never ridden that trail.

Did not go, went motorcycling instead.

By now the trails up there should be fine. There may be blowdowns that have not been removed but not a big deal usually. I would be more concerned with road washouts this time of year. Check conditions or call ranger station before committing to the drive up to the trailhead.

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