Quartz Mountain Tr949 and Quartz Creek Tr949 combine with Manastash Ridge Tr1388 to create a challenging loop ride.
Pyramid Peak Tr941 and FR1904 help ease the Quartz Mountain Tr948 ascent, but it is still one tough ascent to the Manastash Ridgeline.
Getting to the Kaner Flat campground from the Seattle area is much more time consuming than accessing the Taneum area, so this ride is often started from the Quartz Mountain campground, at the end of FR3100, resulting in an inverted ride profile which makes the ride even tougher than usual.
Ding: This area is well suited for Orv and may be overrun on any given summer weekend.
All of the abandoned forest roads and frequent Orv use results in many opportunities to wander away from the main trail into areas too steep to ride.
Further up the Little Naches River valley, the Bear Creek Tr943 to Mount Clifty Tr947 loop offers a better backcountry ride.
The South Fork Tr946 to Middle Fork Tr945, Raven Roost, ride also offers a challenging backcountry ride.
Manastash Ridge Trail 1388, Pyramid Peak Trail 941, Quartz Creek Trail 949, Quartz Mountain Trail 948
Kaner Flat Trail 4W676
Crow Creek Campground, Halfway Flat Campground, Kaner Flat Campground, Little Naches Campground, Quartz Mountain Campground, Sawmill Flat Campground
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.