Klone Peak Middle and North Tommy Orv Tr1425

3D view of North Tommy to Klone Peak Trail #1425

Overall: 10

Aerobic: 10

Technical: 8

Steepness: 8

Flow: 7

Singletrack: 98%

The North Tommy Orv Tr1425 Klone Peak CCW loop starts with a steep, 4mi road climb...then an even tougher North Tommy Orv Tr1425 Klone Peak ascent.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 22mi

Ascent

Mt Goat

Elevation Change

TH:3200'
Avg Ascent:5900'

Ascent Incline

10%

Duration

Avg: 7hr

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The ride is all downhill from Klone Peak, with completion of the loop using Blue Cr Orv Tr1426, Upper Mad Rvr Orv Tr1409, Tyee Rdg Orv Tr1415, Hunters Orv Tr1417, and a descent on Middle Tommy Orv Tr1424.

Please note the Mt Goat rating, as these trails are too steep for most intermediate riders. The top rating assumes advanced climbing skills.

The ride could be shortened 1mi. by taking Blue Cr Orv Tr1426 directly to Middle Tommy Orv Tr1424.

The Lake Cr CG also serves Lake Creek Tr1443 ... a fireroad ascent.

 

If the popular Klone Peak loop is just not enough, consider the 24.5mi, 7600' South Tommy option: Starts from the Lake Creek campground on Middle Tommy Orv Tr1424 to FR112/FR5605.

Instead of Hunters Orv Tr1417, continue on Tyee Ridge then descent (the very steep) South Tommy Orv Tr1423...maybe a little too epic?

Area Camping on FR5100, from north to south: Cottonwood CG, Three Creek CG, Spruce Grove CG, North Fork CG, Silver Falls CG, Lake Creek CG, Fox Creek CG.

FR5900 Camping: Halfway Spring CG, Shady Pass CG, Handy Spring CG, Junior Point CG and near Lake Chelan, Grouse Mountain CG.

Directions: NW Forest Pass required right at the TH. 29mi from Entiat. Entiat River Rd to FR51 then either start from the Lake Cr. CG or cross the Entiat river upstream on FR5606 (from FR51) and drive down to the TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

North Tommy, Blue Creek, Hunters Trail, Middle Tommy, South Tommy, Klone Peak Trail #1425 Topo Map

Loop Directions

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Klone Peak Area Topo Map

  • TH: From the FR112 TH, deal with the grinding FR5605 ascent, which turns to gravel .5mi before reaching North Tommy Orv Tr1425. Although there is parking at the North Tommy Orv Tr1425 TH, better to get the 4mi climb over with at the beginning, unless fortunate enough to have a shuttle partner. The Lake Creek campground is a good place for the other vehicle.
  • 4mi: Ride out the west side of the trailhead parking area, on a doubletrack trail which turns to singletrack within .5mi, snaking towards the sky through an endless series of switchbacks. Complete this steepest section at 5.7mi, reaching the first of several peaks that form a kind of ridgeline, with four moderate descents and ascents to reach the Klone Peak summit.
  • 7.3mi: With the steepest climb completed, the ascent moderates as it crosses a ridge, with the final Klone Peak summit ascent still to come. Pass the Three Creek Ridge Camp on the right at 8.3mi. Pass the Klone Peak summit trail on the right at 8.7mi.
  • 9.4mi: After some serious cliff exposure near the Klone Peak summit, reach the highest elevation of the ride and pass the summit trail on the right. Go through two sharp switchbacks then ride around Klone Meadow.
  • 10.5mi: Go left onto Blue Creek Orv Tr1426 and switchback past Two Little Lakes (there are two of them). Pass Lake Louise at 11.8mi, through a technical section which leads to Lake Ann, then descend alongside Blue Creek. Reach the Middle Tommy Orv Tr1424 intersection at 13.3mi. Riding Middle Tommy Orv Tr1424 back to the TH would shorten the ride by 1mi, but that's not a very epic thing to do. Go right to continue on Blue Creek Orv Tr1426, to Mad River Orv Tr1409.1.
  • 13.8mi: Go left onto Mad River Orv Tr1409.1, near the forest service station. Go past Blue Creek Meadow then go left onto Tyee Ridge Orv Tr1415 at 15mi, then ride to the Hunters Orv Tr1417 intersection.
  • 15.5mi: After climbing alongside Whistling Pig Creek, go left onto Hunters Orv Tr1417, and climb .5mi to Whistling Pig Meadow, passing the Hunters Trail shelter.
  • 16.7mi: Go right onto Middle Tommy Orv Tr1424 and begin the steep descent to Tommy Creek, cross a steep drainage at 18.1mi, cross another creek at 20.7mi, then cross Tommy Creek at 20.1mi and return to the FR112 TH at 21.3mi.

 

 

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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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