Kraus Ridge Tr275

3D view of Kraus Ridge Trail #275

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 4

Technical: 4

Steepness: 4

Flow: 5

Singletrack: 100%

Far too short to be a destination ride, Kraus Ridge Tr275 is worth checking out if camping in the area and looking for a short ride.

Type

OAB

Length

Avg: 6.3mi

Ascent

Moderate

Elevation Change

TH:1550'
Avg Ascent:1350'

Ascent Incline

16%

Duration

Avg: 1.5hr

Weather
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From FR2306 the first .9mi ascends 750' to the summit of Bluff Mountain then gradually descends to Kraus Ridge.

Ride through dense old growth forest, crossing then following FR2506, with a number of dead-end spur roads in the area.

Purcell Mountain: Purcell Lookout Tr285 is open to biking but ascends 2650' in 2.9mi (17% ascent) at a steady pace through endless switchbacks, so is essentially unclimbable.

Hiking trail Purcell Mountain Tr284 is a ridgeline ascent, with a steady climb to Prairie Mountain, then a ridgeline hike past Little Paradise saddle to the Purcell Mountain summit.

Woods Creek Hiking: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Tr247 along with Old Growth Loop Tr247A offers a family-friendly hiking option, looping through five habitat areas, offering hikers an opportunity to learn about wildlife habitats needed by different species. The trail passes through a mixed hardwood conifer forest, breaks into an open meadow and circumnavigates a beaver pond. Environmental Education Lab Packs can be borrowed from the Randle Ranger Station.

Directions:US12 to SR131, then go left onto FR23 and go 3.5mi to FR2306 (just past the FR2305 intersection) and go 2.8mi to TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife, Old Growth Loop, Kraus Ridge Trail #275 Topo Map

OAB Directions

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Kraus Ridge Area Topo Map

  • TH: OAB ride, with plenty of fireroads to explore if desired. The only FR which goes anywhere is FR2506.

 

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Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

 

 

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