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Charlton Lemish Loop Trail

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
18.4 miles
Elevation
1966'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • 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!
  • Marc Fortier September 25, 2017 at 9:40 amRode Western side. 10-12 big trees still down. Snow on top half : fun when riding downhill, but not much traction going up
  • Robert Rekward June 30, 2017 at 7:10 amNew 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.
  • Erik Santner September 26, 2016 at 7:13 pmRiding 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.
  • Joe Myers September 3, 2016 at 9:34 pmThis loop cleared today by Jade, Johnny, Rick and Joe
  • Erik Santner August 10, 2016 at 6:31 amI 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.
 

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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Joe Myers says:

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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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