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mount muller

Average Rating:    (4.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Starts out with a steep uphill with some fun switchbacks. After the climb the trail heads along the ridge. Great views of some big lake and the olympic mountains. After all the views it is all down hill.
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Latitude
48.07303233901773
Longitude
-124.04748916625977
Trail Directions
Go through Port angles on 101 and past lake cresent. Look for sign on the right side of the road.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
forks/Port Angeles
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 12, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: moebiusdave ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I just wanted to share an entertaining story about this trail. On a month long road trip I was allowed only one bike, so I took my 'cross bike figuring it was most versatile to ride everything from singletrack to city roads. Hearing that the Muller trail was super nice flowy smooth singletrack I got ambitious and decided to scrap my hike and give it a try. Note: I have road gear. Another Note: 3 miles and 2700ish feet of elevation gain. It was a great hike to the top. After viewing the ridge I called it quits and took in the view. Then I proceeded to completely melt my cantilever brakes on the ride down (not to mention my fore arms). Anyway, the trail looked absolutely brilliant for a mtn bike. I hope to get back there some day to try again.
cheers.

Recommended Route:
use a mtn bike :)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None...yet.



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Review Date
September 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Lemon , from Bremerton, WA

Summary:
What an awesome, magazine-quality ride! My buddy and I rode it on 20 September in perfect weather. The climb up is steep, but smooth and steady. A fit rider could easily ride the four mile climb to the ridge. Follow the undulating trail through alpine meadows and across to the cool, dark north side of the ridge. Don't forget to stop and enjoy the views, they are incredible. Following the ridge is an awesome descent on fast, stable soil with a few switchbacks and rocks/roots. Then it's a two mile ride through the forest back to the trailhead. We rode this on a Friday morning/afternoon and saw five hikers and one dog. The trail has a few postholes from horse hooves, but nothing to complain of. Be warned, you are in cougar country. We passed a mountain lion-mauled buck a few inches from the trail near the summit.

Recommended Route:
Just as already posted. Right off of 101 a few miles past Lake Crescent to the parking lot. Ride 20 feet up the trail and turn left to do a clockwise loop.



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Review Date
June 23, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: TRL PMP , from Port Angeles, WA

Summary:
This is a physically challenging but technically simple trail. The highlights are the excellent views of Mt. Olympus, Vancouver Island, and Lake Crescent. The biggest technical challenges are the switchbacks, but they were not particularly difficult. The "hairy exposure" is not an issue--you would have to ride at least 50 feet through alpine meadows to ever be in danger of going off the edge. I rode it in late June and there were still a few places on the north slope where I had to walk my bike 10 feet over snow patches. There were also several trees down across the trail. Be in shape, take care of the trail, enjoy the views.

Recommended Route:
Watch for signs for the Mt. Muller trail a couple miles west of Lake Crescent on 101. Take the dirt road a small distance to the trailhead. I followed the advice of the previous reviewers and turned left a little ways up the trail to head up the mountain, but the other way might be less steep and more scenic. The trail is well marked, so just follow the signs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Spruce Railroad trail--Simple, flat trail along shore of Lake Crescent.



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Review Date
November 29, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Pup , from Seattle, WA

Summary:
Be triple sure all the snow is melted off before you ride this trail. Huge snowfields that stick around in the shade of the north side of the ridge block the trail after about mile 7. This is NOT a beginners trail!!!!!! First 3 miles has 2500' elevation gain to the ridge top (You know the big wall of mountain behind P.A? Yeah, that one), all of it switch backs. After that, the ridge rolls up and down as much as 900 feet at a time. Not for the out-of-shape. (Dont ask.) This trail has the hairiest exposure I have EVER seen, 8" wide postholed horse-trail canted 30degrees to the outside over what the book calls "meadows"..... dropping 1800 feet off to the side. Unreal views to the south into the heart of Oly. Nat Park; same to the north (through the trees) across the Strait of Juan De Fuca to Victoria. *Very* well signed, its operated by the local horse club. Once you get there, the descent from the end of the ridge down to the valley floor is exquisitely sweet. Definitely a MUST RIDE, once in your life at least. Just be in shape, DONT bring the dogs (unless they have parachutes) and wait until August to ride this!!

Recommended Route:
Take the left-hand route out of the parking lot, up the switchbacks, not the right-hand across the flats.



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Review Date
September 26, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jesse , from Pullman Wa

Summary:
The start is steep, but is to easy to ride in granny gear. The uphill is super smooth and the switch backs make it fun. The medows at the top of the ridge make a great place to take a break. From the top head east along the ridge. The ridge is up and down with some very steep sections. After the ridge ride you drop down to the river valley on a fun trail that is smooth with a few small bumps, rocks, and switchbacks to keep you on your toes.

Recommended Route:
At the trail head go left and make a loop out of it.



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