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Charlton Lemish Loop Trail

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Length
18.4 miles
Elevation
1966'
Rating
Forecast

This trail has lots of down trees. Riding it will probably mean getting off and climbing over and through tree limbs.

Trail Reports

  • Brian Thomas Coop October 14, 2018 at 9:55 pmYou could still see tire tracks going under the trees. Those trees all fell in the last few days.
  • Joe Myers October 13, 2018 at 6:56 pmDang that was fast!
  • Brian Thomas Coop October 13, 2018 at 6:37 pmRode the loop on Thursday 10/11/2018 and there were ~15 places we needed to dismount to get over large trees. Some spots had more than one tree down which made it a bit harder to get over, under, or around, but nothing impossible. Dirt was in good shape, though, so it wasn’t a death march.
  • CORY POULIN October 7, 2018 at 7:17 pmBeautiful ride today. Dirt is PERFECT, no down trees, and excellent temps. Get it before the snow hits.
  • Joe Myers June 13, 2018 at 9:23 amLoop now clear per OTTA campout
  • Tom Dean October 4, 2017 at 3:58 pmGreat ride today. Only 8 down trees on the Northwest side going up, no branches, an easy lift over the bare trunk . . . no big deal. Totally clear coming down the Southeast side. Nowhere was usual jumble of trees anywhere along the route. No standing water or snow. The trail was frozen early morning but thawed. Slippery roots. Perfect conditions for this ride. Someone's done a great job of clearing the trail. Thanks!
  • Dan Bileddo September 27, 2017 at 12:34 pmThanks for the input, I was wondering!
 

Trail Description

The Charlton Lemish Loop is actually a ride and not a trail per se. It uses the Charlton Lake Trail in conjunction with the Metolious Windigo trail for a loop which take you by both Charlton and Lemish Lakes. Riders can also mix up their loop options by including the Clover Meadow Trail which bisects the loop.

Mosquitoes are fierce so keep the momentum!

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Trail Reports » Charlton Lemish Loop

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  1. Brian Thomas Coop says:

    Rode the loop on Thursday 10/11/2018 and there were ~15 places we needed to dismount to get over large trees. Some spots had more than one tree down which made it a bit harder to get over, under, or around, but nothing impossible. Dirt was in good shape, though, so it wasn’t a death march.

      1. Brian Thomas Coop says:

        You could still see tire tracks going under the trees. Those trees all fell in the last few days.

  2. CORY POULIN says:

    Beautiful ride today. Dirt is PERFECT, no down trees, and excellent temps. Get it before the snow hits.

  3. Joe Myers says:

    Loop now clear per OTTA campout

  4. Tom Dean says:

    Great ride today. Only 8 down trees on the Northwest side going up, no branches, an easy lift over the bare trunk . . . no big deal. Totally clear coming down the Southeast side. Nowhere was usual jumble of trees anywhere along the route. No standing water or snow. The trail was frozen early morning but thawed. Slippery roots. Perfect conditions for this ride. Someone’s done a great job of clearing the trail. Thanks!

  5. Marc Fortier says:

    Rode Western side. 10-12 big trees still down. Snow on top half : fun when riding downhill, but not much traction going up

    1. Dan Bileddo says:

      Thanks for the input, I was wondering!

  6. New report from Chris Marney: Was out there last Sunday, June 25. Mosquitoes are ferocious nearly the entire way. DEET 35% worked well, as I had no bites.

    Trees down in most areas, with east side section from NF-4290 to Lemish Lake riding flow disturbed by countless sub-half-foot sized leaning trees. Otherwise lost trail just up from jct to Lily Lake (1/4 mile to it). My “first tracks” ought to give fellow bikers a path to follow. Section is 100-200′ long, if that.

    Pond near Charlton Lake has over axle-deep water on trail. Most trees down on westside are about a foot in diameter. There were less than a handful of 2′ to 2.5′ trees down.

  7. Erik Santner says:

    Riding nicely! With the long term forecast looking wet and cold, figured I better try riding this again. Thanks to the crew that cleared downfall! One down tree on west side near Clover Meadow junction.

  8. Joe Myers says:

    This loop cleared today by Jade, Johnny, Rick and Joe

  9. Erik Santner says:

    I experienced the same thing as what Bill said below. Started at Little Cultus boat ramp…took the west side on Charlton…made it just before the Clover Meadow junction before lots of blowdown. Talked with a couple others on the way back…they tried the MW side from the north and made it about 1 mile before blowdown.

  10. Bill Hartrich says:

    Someone has been clearing out here but there’s still a ways to go. If you come in on the north side you can out & back both arms down but won’t quite make it to clover meadow on either route.

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