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BPA Trail

Average Rating:    (2.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

The normal Trail is paved ZzZzZzZz.... but if you know were to go there is some north shore stuff up there built by me and my buds
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Latitude
47.310663737638244
Longitude
-122.31903076171875
Trail Directions
The nearest Entrance to the trail by road is behind the king county swimming pool. There is another one by the seatac mall but i dont know the directions.
Trail Length
miles 2.7 but the elevated sections about 1 mile long
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Federal Way
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Oyobass ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I try to ride this trail every day on lunch hour, since it runs behind my office building. The paved trails are boring, but make a fast way to get to the more fun stuff. My favorite part is at the opposite end from Celebration park. If you cross the street from the trail head on SW 356th St, you get to a section of dual and single track that is fun to play on, (it's my reward for riding the rest of the trail fast enough to have time to play in the dirt). Once you get down to NW 16th you run out of trail, or at least it's posted "no trespassing" and "beware of dog". Bummer, 'cause at that point youre just a little way from the hils that lead to the port of Tacoma.
There are some pretty cool singletrack offshoots from the main trail as well. on one, I can just hop the curb of the parking lot behind the office and I'm on a cool little trail with logs and roots and a steep, loamy-soiled downhill that is fun trying not to kill yourself on. I have an 18" scar on the back of my leg from a log that reached out and grabbed my pedal. In another offshoot, some folks have built a couple of jumps after a good fast downhill that can keep you entertained if you're so inclined. I still haven't found the claimed "North Shore" area, but I'm sure I haven't explored everything there is to see. If you can give good directions to some fun stuff, I'd be forever greatful!

Recommended Route:
Start at Celebration Park and enjoy the pavement or start at the SW 356th street trailhead and cross the street to the dirt. You can also ride paralel to much of the pavement on double- and single track on either side of the official, paved BPA trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I hear Browns Point is pretty good, but I have never ridden there.



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Review Date
June 12, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tina , from Tacoma

Summary:
We usually try to go daily or at least 4 times a week. We are beginners and this route is a killer when you are not used to the hills. especially coming from 356st down to the Aqua. center. Going back up is very difficult. I still haven't done it without a rest. Thou if you are a used to biking then you probably can do it. There are lots of different paths to take from this route, just explore we are still doing that. We really like this one even if its tough for us beginners.

Recommended Route:
356 St. to 348 st all the way past several neighborhoods or up to celebration park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are several trails just going everywhere from this one. Its relly a great workout.Check them out!



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Review Date
April 4, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Mr. Pessimistic , from Federal Way, WA

Summary:
This "trail" is lame. Level of difficulty is zero. When you have moms pushing strollers on your trail, you'll know when it's reached the lowest level.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Go to Dash Point State Park for riding in Federal Way.



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Review Date
September 19, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: derek , from WA

Summary:
Quet short, not much up there. When you get in, there are some tough decents and long rocky downhills, its a good trail for begghiners and BMXers. Its pretty easy, but CAN be challengindg sometimes

Recommended Route:
None

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dash Point



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Review Date
February 21, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Drew , from Renton , wa

Summary:
It was ok but there werent any big drops just like a 5 footer

Recommended Route:
This Trail got torn down like a week ago i think or atleast wen i went to it it was torn down wich was like a week ago lol.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Stay on target in renton . (Most built up stuff in washington state and maybe even the west coast.



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