Service Tr35 and Middle Tr26

3D view of Service Trail #35

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 4

Technical: 3

Steepness: 3

Flow: 6

Singletrack: 100%

Service Tr35 follows an old skid road for 1mi through open stands of spruce to Deadhorse Meadow, then crosses FR8831 and continues across Smoky and Little Goose Creeks before merging with Middle Tr26 just northwest of Little Goose Campground.




Avg: 19mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:2900'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 3hr





Sections of Service Tr35 follow the original wagon route into the forest built in the early 1900s.

Middle Tr26 offers undulating terrain past Little Goose Lakes and Cultus Creek, finishing with a 2mi, 800' (8% grade) climb to the Surprise Lakes area.

The relatively flat terrain should not be a challenge for most riders, and makes these trails suitable for cross country skiing as well.

Nearby Lemei Tr34 and East Crater Tr48 are within the Indian Heaven Wilderness area and suitable for cross country skiing.

The lack of technical challenge prevents these trails from being considered a destination ride, but if camping in the area or looking for more terrain to ride then Service Tr35 and Middle Tr26 are worth checking out.

Directions: SR141 to FR24, then go 5mi to FR8821. Go right on FR8821, then go 1mi to TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Lemei Trail 34, Filloon Trail 102, Middle Trail, Service Trail #35 Topo Map

OAB Directions

creeks, lakes and marshes

Service Trail Area Topo Map

  • TH: Cross Deadhorse Meadow to FR8831
  • 2.1mi: Go across FR8831 then cross Smoky Creek. Cross FR152 and FR158 then reach Middle Tr26.
  • 4.1mi: Service Tr35 ends near the Little Goose Campground, and ride continues on Middle Tr26. Cross several branches of Little Goose Creek then cross FR020 at 5.8mi.
  • 6.7mi: Short climb out of the Cultus Creek drainage, then cross FR091 and FR100, and drop into the Meadow Creek marsh area.
  • 7.3mi: Climb 820' to the top of the Surprise Lakes Butte, to the upper Middle Tr26 TH, near the Surprise Lakes Campground. Return.



Best Area Guide

Trail Index

This Ride

Middle Trail 26, Service Trail 35

Indian Heaven Wilderness Hiking

Chenamus Lake Trail 29A, Crab Trail 20, Cultus/Deep Lakes Trail 33A, Cultus Creek Trail 108, East Crater Trail 48, Filloon Trail 102, Indian Heaven Trail 33, Indian Racetrack Trail 171, Lemei Trail 34, Lemei Lake Trail 179, Pacific Crest Trail 2000H, Placid Lake Trail 29, Squaw Butte Trail 21, Wapiki Lake Trail 34A

XC Ski

East Crater Trail 48, Filloon Trail 102, Lemei Trail 34


Cold Spring Indian Campground, Cultus Creek Campground, Little Goose Campground, Meadow Creek Indian Campground, Saddle Campground, Smokey Creek Campground, South Campground, Steamboat Lake Campground, Surprise Lakes Campground


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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