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Skookum Flats

Average Rating:    (4.21 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 24

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.
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Latitude
47.02084692042709
Longitude
-121.53488159179687
Trail Directions
Follow 410 east about a half hour out of Enumclaw. Turn right on FR 73 and park at the turnout just past the bridge. There is a $3 fee to park there.
Trail Length
12 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Enumclaw
   


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Review Date
July 12, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: adorkxi ,  Cross Country Rider

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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
suntop ranger creek



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Review Date
June 23, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: RCUBED ,  Downhiller

Summary:
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

Recommended Route:
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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
February 19, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: pdamuth ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
None until repaired.



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Review Date
September 21, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jonny_five ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.



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Review Date
July 10, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Framebreaker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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