Bikepack - Willapa Hills Trail

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Bikepack - Willapa Hills Trail

Ride one of the longest railroad trail conversion in the state travelling along the former Northern Railroad line. Please read leader's notes!

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  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 56.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft

TBD.  

Open to course graduates and equivalency candidates only. Based on group abilities and endurance we will do all or just a section of the 112 mi RT. We will discuss this via email and or have a Zoom planning meeting.

If we choose to do only part of the trail we will prioritize getting to the coast and to our designated campsite which will involve riding the more adventurous  "undeveloped" part of the trail which involves rough gravel (railroad ballast) and overgrown sections (i.e bushwacking and hike-a-bike) in some sections.

See map of trail at:

https://www.parks.wa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7573/Willapa-Hills-Map?bidId=

See trail description at:

https://www.parks.wa.gov/1023/Willapa-Hills-Trail

https://cascade.org/blog/2021/12/farmlands-oyster-beds-56-mile-willapa-hills-trail-scenic-ride-through-washington%E2%80%99s

I have a group campsite reserved at Bruce Point County Park in South Bend. 

Route/Place

Willapa Hills Trail


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Mountain bike or gravel bike with 42 mm tires  minimum. Bikepacking bags and overnight gear. Detailed list of gear will be sent to registered participants.

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