Washington Gravel

Here you will find some of the best gravel and mixed gravel rides in Washington State. Blue pins link out to “5 Star” routes, red pins link out to an index of “Training Routes“.

Below the map, is a alphabetical listing of all routes and a short route summary of each ride with a clickable link to more detailed information. Search is also available via our database page.

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Bare Naked Gravel

Five miles of fern-whacking single track with a few steam crossings. A big climb and one wide-smile, twisting downhill … long enough to sing all the Barenaked Lady songs you can remember. And … wildflowers!
Loop: 32 miles / 3400 feet
Surface:  ~ 35% gravel, 12.5% single track, 52.5% tarmac
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: ~ 45 min northeast from Hood River, OR / ~ 1 hour, 10 min from Portland, OR

Hillbilly Weather Station

One of the many reasons to do this ride is the Hillbilly Weather Station. The others: incredible views of the Hood River, a few miles of the Klickitat Trail, a switch backy and viewy climb up Fisher Hill, rolling farmland, and a blasting-fun paved downhill. Oh, and lots of wildlife which for us included deer, wild turkeys, and a bear. And let’s not forget the vineyards.
Lollipop: 48 miles / 4400 feet
Surface:  ~ 62.5% gravel, 1% Roubaix, 36.5% tarmac
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: ~ 15 min east of Hood River, Oregon

Panther Creek

The Panther is just one cool cat … and so is this ride which includes meandering along and past Panther Creek, Panther Creek Falls, a whole lot of lush forest including the Wind River Experimental Forest and … a stop along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Loop: 21 miles / 2600 feet
Surface:  ~ 22.5% gravel road, 78.5% tarmac
Difficulty: Easier+
Where: ~ 40 min from Hood River, OR / ~ 1 hour, 10 min from Portland, OR

Sleeping Beauty

You will need mind altering drugs or a tremendous vision to think the rock formation on this ride looks like sleeping beauty, but this ride is still very much a fairytale …
Loop: 34 miles / 3000 feet
Surface:  ~ 40% gravel road, 60% tarmac
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: ~ 35 min north of Hood River, OR / Trout Lake, WA

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