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Mount Saint Helens Backcountry

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Trip Mount Saint Helens Backcountry
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$3,250 $2,850
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Ride freshly reclaimed singletrack deep in the Cascade Mountains

Experience the Mount Saint Helens blast zone and the amazing trails that inhabit the area with our partners at Trans-Cascadia. On this one day trip, we’ll relive a day of the 2018 Trans-Cascadia mountain bike race, and ride through the Mt. St. Helens Backcountry. Located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Southwest Washington, this ride takes place in one of the most remote regions in the Washington Cascade Mountain Range. Lucky for you, Trans-Cascadia has navigated this remote area extensively and has timed this trip in order to maximize the limited access granted to bikers. On this guided Mount Saint Helens mountain bike trip, expect huge views of Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier, and some intensely demanding and rewarding singletrack!

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Itinerary
Itinerary
Subject to change based on conditions.
  • 1
    Arrive - Meet by 9:30 am in Randle, WA at Bear County Espresso to load up bikes and depart by 10 am. We will go over the plan for the day on the way to the trails and get ready to ride when we arrive.
  • 2
    Bike!- 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. Buried deep in the woods, you’ll be entering an area left dormant for years after the Mount Saint Helens eruption of 1980 and recently re-opened and full of endless backcountry singletrack. We will stop and eat lunch, please bring your own, and ride until 4 or so.
  • 3
    Depart - After an epic day of riding in the shadows of Saint Helens, Adams, and Rainier we’ll load up the van and head back to Randle around 8pm. 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 Randle, WA and our ride zone near Mount Saint Helens
  • 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 Randle
  • Any lodging before or after the trip
  • Any meals before during or after the trip
  • Mountain bike and any related gear
  • Questions? Call or email us!
Area Information
Mount Saint Helens Backcountry

The Mt. St. Helens Backcountry, located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Southwest Washington, is one of the most remote regions in the Washington Cascade Mountain Range. You’ll be riding within the 1980 Mt. St. Helens Blast zone, where you’ll still find remnants of the historic blast that blew 1,300’ off the top and absolutely desecrated the surrounding environment for decades. When riding the newly maintained mountain bike trails near Mount Saint Helens, you’ll be reminded of the old as you pass by Spirit Lake, which still holds a massive amount of logs and debris from the eruption.

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

For this one-day St. Helens mountain bike trip, 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 Saint Helens area typically sees highs of the upper 70’s and lows of mid 50’s in July. 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!
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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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