Tuesday, March 13, 2007

2007 Riding Season

With the help of Pecky Cox this site has seen more activity in the last few months than in the previous six. That is great news. As is usually the case the summers at Priest Lake come and go much too quick. In advance of this summer, I want to invite fellow riders to contribute more ride/ trail information. I'd like to get as many rides up on the site before the summer. I'd also like to try some new rides.


  • I did a ride yesterday up Coolin Mountain. From Leonard Paul store, go south on the dirt road that follows the lake. At the end of this road (one mile or so), turn left onto a jeep trail. This goes thru some nice Cedar stands. Turn right on the next jeep trail (1/2 mile). In 1/4-1/2 mile this come out of dense forest onto a logging road that goes up Coolin/Outlet mountain. Turn right and follow it up. Great View from top. You can out and back it, or crest the summit and follow logging roads back out to the east shore road between Coolin and Hwy 57.

    By Blogger erik, at 9:27 AM  

  • Thanks Erik. I look forward to riding that this summer.

    By Blogger Tom, at 5:42 PM  

  • Here is another trail sent to me last month:

    I've been looking at your website and there's a small trail that I think might be worthy of mention. It's on the East side and just about the only single track I know of on the southeast side of the lake. I've ridden quite a bit there over the years and there's really nothing to speak of except for fire roads and this lonely little trail:

    From the paved road that goes north from Coolin, take a right on the dirt road just after the airport at Cavanaug Bay. Take the left road at the split and follow the gravel road heading up Camel's Prarie about 2 miles until you can take a left towards the radio tower lookout. Go around a gate and down to the bottom of the hill on this road, just before it begins to climb up (if you keep going, it goes out to the radio tower). At the bottom, there is a small trail to your right. Follow this trail all the way down to the east side road. Follow the road back to the airport or Cavanaugh Bay.

    The trail isn't that great, but it is usually cleared of deadfall each year. And, it's the only one in the area. I haven't ridden it since last year, so my estimates on distances are a little rough.

    By Blogger Tom, at 3:32 PM  

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