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Mount Adams Backcountry, Washington

Mountain Bike

Trip Mount Adams, Backcountry 1-day
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$3,250 $2,850
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Explore the Mount Adams backcountry on this fully guided one day Adventure

On this one-day guided mountain bike trip with our partners at Trans Cascadia, we’ll experience the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and the Mount Adams backcountry. This area is a major contender for best places in Washington to mountain bike, trust us. After 5 years of exploration, Trans-Cascadia is finally at a point where they can show you around. This band of the Cascade Range that surrounds Mt. Adams provides some of the most remote and most unique singletrack opportunities in the PNW. Big rides and huge views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens to be expected. Enjoy this adventure as you’ll be sampling one of the most remote regions in the Cascade Mountain range… where few go.

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Itinerary
Itinerary
Subject to change based on conditions.
  • 1
    Arrive in Portland, Hood River or Trout Lake at the appropriate time (see planning info below) and head towards Mount Adams. We will go over the plan for the day on the way to the trails and get ready to ride when we arrive.
  • 2
    We will ascend about 4,500 feet, between shuttles and some pedaling with a massive 6,000 feet of downhill today. Over the course of 20+ miles, it's highly unlikely you’ll see a fellow mountain biker in this area, it’s just that deep! We will stop and eat lunch with views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens (please bring your own lunch). We’ll continue to ride until 7pm or so.
  • 3
    After an epic day of riding in the shadows of the neighboring volcanoes, we’ll load up the van and head back to the various shuttle pick-ups. Make sure you have enough phone battery (or bring a charging brick) so you can share your pics from the day with your new riding buddies.
Trip Package Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation between Portland, Hood River or Trout Lake, and our ride zone near Mount Adams
  • Professionally guided tours of remote single track
  • Shuttles
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
  • Transportation to/from shuttle pick ups
  • Any lodging before or after the trip
  • Mountain bike and any related gear
  • Questions? Call or email us!
Area Information
Mount Adams Backcountry

Off the beaten path, and deep in the forest, this section of the Cascade Range that surrounds Mt. Adams is a hidden gem. The mountain biking near Mount Adams is something not many riders get to experience, this trip will bring you to the best of the best. Sections of our ride will be through beautiful wildflower meadows which should be in peak to late bloom during our July visit. Be sure to pack the camera because the views of Adams are spectacular!

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

For this one-day adventure, we recommend bringing a riding pack with water and snacks as well as a day pack with any layers or additional gear you may need for a day on the trail. The Mount Adams area typically sees highs of the lower 80’s and lows of mid 50’s in July. At times there is not much forest cover so be sure to wear sun protection. Rain also comes and goes so make sure you bring some rain gear as well!

This trip will have 3 shuttle pick-up areas. The first is in Portland: meet at 5830 N Commercial Ave at 6:45am. You’ll be leaving your car in a safe, NE Portland neighborhood. To be safe, we recommend you leave your car empty of valuables while you’re on your trip. The second is in Hood River where we will meet at Kick Stand Coffee at 7:45 and depart at 8am. The third is at Andy’s Valley Services in Trout Lake departing at 9am.
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FAQ
FAQ
  • What skill/experience level is required for this trip?
    Please see the packing list above. The best bike for this trip will be a full suspension XC bike. All participants are required to have their bikes in excellent working order before the trip begins. Rental bikes are not available through Trans-Cascadia, please inquire with evo about possible rentals.
  • What gear should I bring? Do you offer rentals?
    Please see the packing list above. The best bike for this trip will be a full suspension XC bike. All participants are required to have their bikes in excellent working order before the trip begins. Rental bikes are not available through Trans-Cascadia, please inquire with evo about possible rentals.
  • Is the trip guaranteed to run?
    This trip requires six guests to run, please do not book travel or flights until you have confirmed your departure with Trans Cascadia.
  • What is the maximum number of guests on this trip?
    Trans Cascadia will cap this trip at 12 guests to ensure everyone gets as much riding as their heart's desire.
  • What if I need to cancel?
    Should you need to cancel for any reason, evo will default to Trans-Cascadia’s following cancellation policy: For cancellations prior to 60 days before departure, a $50 fee per person is retained and the remainder of your trip cost is refunded. For cancellations 60-31 days before departure, 50% of your trip fees are refunded. For cancellations 30 days or less before departure, no refunds. Trans-Cascadia must adhere to their cancellation policy, no exceptions. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to protect your investment, we recommend World Nomads. Trans-Cascadia Excursions reserves the right to cancel any trip. Full refunds will be made in these instances. Trans-Cascadia Excursions is not responsible for non-refundable airfare.
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    This trip will have 3 shuttle pick-up areas. The first is in Portland: meet at 5830 N Commercial Ave at 6:45am. You’ll be leaving your car in a safe, NE Portland neighborhood. To be safe, we recommend you leave your car empty of valuables while you’re on your trip. The Second is in Hood River where we will meet at Kick Stand Coffee at 7:45am and depart at 8am. The third is at Andy’s Valley Services in Trout Lake departing at 9am.
  • Who builds and supports the remote trails we will ride on this trip?
    Trans-Cascadia Expeditions partners with Trans-Cascadia Incorporated a non-profit whose larger mission is to promote and build sustainable trails in the Pacific Northwest. Trails are supported by Trans-Cascadia, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Evergreen Mountain bike Alliance and more. If you are interested in trail stewardship in the Pacific NW please visit Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance or check out Trans Cascadia’s page for trail fund donation information or volunteer opportunities.

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