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Lower Storm King Trail

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Length
4.1 miles
Elevation
784'
Rating
Forecast
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Trail Reports

  • Bruce Bradshaw May 9, 2017 at 4:42 pmAll clear. Water still flowing at two crossings.
  • Eric Kutter April 21, 2017 at 6:50 pmRiding great all the way to COD. Just a couple small snow sections that are all rideable, at least on the way up, but should be gone within a couple days. Several small creek crossings easy to go through.
  • Joe Myers April 21, 2017 at 8:50 am3 trees cleared last night. Still some large sections of hike-a-bike snow near the funner/tiddly intersection. Other than that the trail is in great shape. 1 pretty large puddle where some logging equipment made a cut across the trail at one point, but no real mud. I think I counted 3 creek crossings. Upper section above intersection is clear all the way to Century of snow and no deadfall.
  • Kristopher Siewell April 17, 2017 at 11:53 amRoad Lower SK Sunday three to four tress down (good size) Lots of patches of snow through out the trail. Many water crossing also, wet and or muddy sections. Probably another few weeks for this one
  • Tristan S April 1, 2017 at 4:49 pmSnow fields start at the jump line towards the bottom. Not worth venturing this way yet.
  • Alex Bartels June 18, 2016 at 5:24 pmGreat for a fast uphill or downhill ride or warmup. Went there today after a mediocre ride out at Horse Butte. Current conditions for most routes west of Road 41 look really good due to recent light precipitation. Dirt is tacky with occasional muddy sections, but trail is still rideable without widening.
  • Niki Singlaub April 9, 2016 at 1:02 pmAll clear from 41 to Larsen intersection with T-winks. Stream crossings are a bonus!
 

Trail Description

Lower Storm King starts at it’s lowest point at Forest Road 41 and soon crosses the new Catch and Release trail within the first 100 yards. At the top end the trail crosses Century Drive 1/4 mile west of the Green Gate trailhead on south side of the road where it becomes Upper Storm King. There is a trail from Green Gate which connects with SK about 50 yards from Century.

Storm King is a nice climbing route from Road 41 that never gets too steep, but lots of riders will shuttle from Wanoga via Tiddlywinks or Funner and ride down Storm King to their car, or back to town.  There is a key intersection with Funner and Tiddly with a large rock outcropping you can’t miss.

Heading down lower stormking to Rd 41, there’s only one short climb just after the funner/tiddly intersection before you reach a fast and twisty downhill section. Just before you get to Road 41 there are a series of small (and optional) table tops and doubles where you can catch a little air-time and just after Catch and Release is a nice G-out which adds to the fun factor.

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Trail Reports » Lower Storm King

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  1. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    All clear. Water still flowing at two crossings.

  2. Eric Kutter says:

    Riding great all the way to COD. Just a couple small snow sections that are all rideable, at least on the way up, but should be gone within a couple days. Several small creek crossings easy to go through.

  3. Joe Myers says:

    3 trees cleared last night. Still some large sections of hike-a-bike snow near the funner/tiddly intersection. Other than that the trail is in great shape. 1 pretty large puddle where some logging equipment made a cut across the trail at one point, but no real mud. I think I counted 3 creek crossings. Upper section above intersection is clear all the way to Century of snow and no deadfall.

  4. Kristopher Siewell says:

    Road Lower SK Sunday three to four tress down (good size) Lots of patches of snow through out the trail. Many water crossing also, wet and or muddy sections. Probably another few weeks for this one

  5. Tristan S says:

    Snow fields start at the jump line towards the bottom. Not worth venturing this way yet.

  6. Alex Bartels says:

    Great for a fast uphill or downhill ride or warmup. Went there today after a mediocre ride out at Horse Butte. Current conditions for most routes west of Road 41 look really good due to recent light precipitation. Dirt is tacky with occasional muddy sections, but trail is still rideable without widening.

  7. Niki Singlaub says:

    All clear from 41 to Larsen intersection with T-winks. Stream crossings are a bonus!

  8. Ballard Dustin says:

    Rode yesterday.. two hike a bike sections leaving the tw funner intersection. . Couple rideable snow patches on the descent.. some down trees

  9. Eric Kutter says:

    3 to 4″ fresh heavy snow. Below that seemed mostly clear dirt but sections of deeper snow. This was the section from Century to Tiddlywinks. Below that probably clearer.

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