Pearrygin Ridge and Creek Tr526

3D view of Pearrygin Creek Trail #526

Overall: 7

Aerobic: 8

Technical: 6

Steepness: 7

Flow: 8

Singletrack: 75%

Pearrygin Ridge and Creek Tr526 is a CW figure-eight loop from the Pearrygin Lake State Park, ascending FR300 to Pearrygin Ridge Tr526, returning on Pearrygin Creek Tr526.1, including some steep climbs and hillside exposure.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 25.5mi

Ascent

Intense

Elevation Change

TH:2950'
Avg Ascent:7500'

Ascent Incline

9%

Duration

Avg: 5hr

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At the top of Pearrygin Ridge Tr526, use Golden Stairway Tr354 to access Blue Buck Tr421 then use South Fork Trail for the Pearrygin Peak Tr526 return to FR300, then ride Pearrygin Creek Tr526.1 back to the TH.

The loop can be shortened to 16mi (4800' ascent) by turning around at Pearrygin Peak, but then what would you do with all that free time?

As a shuttle between Sullivan Pond and Beaver CG, Pearrygin Ridge Tr526 could be combined with Blue Buck Tr421 into an epic 25mi CW Loop (same 9% incline but only 6600' of climbing).

Directions: Go north on East Chewuch Rd to Pearrygin Lake State Park, then go past the park to the Methow Valley Wildlife Area. Take the first left onto FR100 and go to the Sullivan's Pond TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Pearrygin Ridge Trail #526 Topo Map

Loop Directions

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Pearrygin Ridge Area Topo Map

  • TH: Climb FR100 past the intersection with FR200, then climb FR300 to the Pearrygin Ridge Tr526 TH.
  • 6.2mi: Climb Pearrygin Ridge Tr526 to Golden Stairway Tr354.
  • 13.2mi: Go right on Golden Stairway Tr354.
  • 14mi: Go right on Blue Buck Tr421.
  • 15.3mi: Go right on South Fork Trail.
  • 15.8mi: Go left on Pearrygin Ridge Tr526, returning to FR300.
  • 21.4mi: About 0.5mi on FR300, go left onto Pearrygin Creek Tr526.1. (TH is across the road from the watering tank)
  • 25mi: Go right and climb the steep cattle trail when you reach the barbed wire gates. This trail and some doubletrack leads back to Sullivans pond.

 

 

 

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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