Koppen Mountain Tr1225

3D view of Koppen Mountain Trail #1225

Overall: 8

Aerobic: 7

Technical: 6

Steepness: 7

Flow: 6

Singletrack: 100%

Koppen Mountain Tr1225 is an advanced backcountry ridgeline ride, covering lightly used and often hazardous terrain.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 16mi

Ascent

Mt Goat

Elevation Change

TH:3650'
Avg Ascent:4700'

Ascent Incline

11%

Duration

Avg: 5hr

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Middle Fork Teanaway Tr1393 is a great OAB ride by itself and also serves as a good approach for a loop ride.

As a north-south connector trail, Koppen Mountain Tr1225 can be combined with other area loop rides, such as Esmeralda Basin Tr1394 or Iron Peak Tr1399.

The Koppen Mountain Tr1225 ridgeline is rocky, so at times the trail can be difficult to follow.

A GPS is strongly suggested and leave extra time for flats and pathfinding.

For those seeking a Middle Fork Teanaway Tr1393 OAB, starting from the FR113 Middle Fork (Indian Camp) campground is the best option.

That TH is shown on the West Fork Teanaway Tr1353 page, and the Middle Fork Teanaway Tr1393 OAB is a better choice for intermediate riders than attempting to make a loop using Koppen Mountain Tr1225.

 

From the Beverly campground, North Fork Teanaway Tr1358 can be combined with Koppen Mountain Tr1225 and Johnson Medra Tr1383 to create a challenging 12mi, 3900' ascent CCW loop.

Note: Deroux Spur Tr1392.1 to the Koppen Mountain saddle is hike-a-bike.

Another option to the Johnson Medra Tr1383 return would be to continue on Koppen Mountain Tr1225 then return on Jungle Creek Tr1383.1

Directions: See Map. NW Forest Pass required at the Beverly campground TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Middle Fork Teanaway,Way Creek,Johnson Medra,De Roux Spur,Koppen Mountain Trail #1225 Topo Map

Loop Directions

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Koppen Mountain Area Topo Map

  • TH: From the FR9701 TH, descend the Way Creek drainage on Way Creek Tr1235 to Middle Fork Teanaway Tr1393.
  • 1.5mi: Go right on Middle Fork Teanaway Tr1393 and navigate the many creek crossings, as the trail repeatedly meanders across the Teanaway Middle Fork.
  • 4.8mi: Cross Jolly Creek then pass the Jolly Creek Tr1355 intersection on the left. Cross the Medra Creek then pass the Johnson Medra Tr1383 intersection on the right at 5.8mi.
  • 7.4mi: Pass the Skookum Basin Tr1393.2 intersection on the left. The ascent gets steeper as the trail traverses the base of Koppen Mountain.
  • 8.4mi: Go right onto Deroux Spur Tr1392.1, then ascend .3mi to the Koppen Mountain saddle and go right onto Koppen Mountain Tr1225.
  • 9.6mi: Complete the most intense ascent of the ride, reaching the Koppen Mountain ride summit.
  • 11.1mi: After a gradual descent over very rough ridgeline terrain, pass through the Johnson Medra Tr1383 intersection, then approach the Malcolm Mountain ridgeline at 12.6mi, followed by the final descent to Way Creek Tr1235.
  • 13.7mi: Go right onto Way Creek Tr1235, with a continuation of the gradual descent leading to a 1mi, 17% switchback ride to the TH.

 

 

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Trail Index

This Ride

Boulder De Roux Trail 1392, Deroux Spur Trail 1392.1, Johnson Medra Trail 1383, Jungle Creek Trail 1383.1, Koppen Mountain Trail 1225, Middle Fork Teanaway Trail 1393, North Fork Teanaway Trail 1358, Way Creek Trail 1235

XC Ski

Bean Creek Trail 1391.1, XC9701

Campgrounds

Beverly Campground, De Roux Campground, Indian Camp 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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