Like most of the Cascade Lakes area trails, the Cultus Lake Loop trail has a “high-country” feeling with thickly forested single-track and amazing views of Cultus, Deer, and Little Cultus Lakes.
With only a few short climbs and no real technical sections, this is a great trail for novice riders. Early fall and late summer are the best times to ride the loop since winter brings lots of deadfall, and early summer often means hoards of mosquitos.
It’s commonly ridden from the Cultus Lake Resort counter clockwise and there is one ‘boring’ road segment (NF-4630) to complete the loop — or, you can make a u-turn at Little Cultus Lake and ride it as a longer out-and-back.
Keep an eye out for hikers and horses on the Cultus Lake Loop — it’s popular with both.