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Paradise Valley Conservation Area
Mountain Bike Trail Guide

The Paradise Valley Conservation Area, or just Paradise Valley, is a nice little bike trail system near Woodinville, about a 35 minute drive from Seattle. In total, there are about 20 mountain bike trails that spread over 11 miles. There are no big climbs or descents, but a lot of small ups and downs that make for a surprisingly good workout. The bike trails are cross country style, with some roots and technical bits spread throughout.
 Total  Trails 20 Difficulty Beginner, Intermediate
 Total Distance 11 miles Style XC

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Mainline Trail
Beginner | 1.6 Miles | 426' Climb | 308' Descent 

The Mainline trail runs from north to south through Paradise Valley. The trail is mostly singletrack and doubletrack with gently rolling hills. Mainline is great for families and beginners, and provides access to many of the other trails at the area.

Lloyd trail
Intermediate | 1 Miles | 94' Climb | 62' Descent 

Lloyd trail connects the northern end of Mainline to The Southern Traverse trail with windy singletrack and rooty technical terrain.

Southern Traverse
Intermediate | 1.5 Miles | 223' Climb | 160' Descent

The Southern Traverse trail connects the southern end of the Mainline trail to the Lloyd trail. It has the longest climb and descent in Paradise Valley, with some of the best flow, too.

Red Alder
Intermediate | 1.4 Miles | 53' Climb (South to North)| 123' Descent

Red Alder is one of the most fun trails at Paradise Valley. It intersects Mainline three times and can be ridden in any direction. Riding north to south requires more climbing whereas south to north results in more descending. Red Alder is twisty and technical with some flowy sections, too. It has a little bit of everything.

Ephemeral & Two Trees
Intermediate | 1.4 Miles | 120' Climb | 120' Descent

These two trails combine to make a 1.4 mile loop in the southern end of Paradise Valley. The loop can be accessed via Red Alder or Mainline.

Mountain Bike Park - Big Ring & Little Ring
Beginner | .8 Miles

Good beginner skill-building loops. 
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How to Get to Paradise Valley:
Parking & Directions

From Seattle, Paradise Valley is about a 35 minute drive, depending on route and traffic. Take 522 East until Paradise Lake Road, which is the first stoplight east of I-405. In 1.8 miles the parking lot will be on the right.
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Typical Weather & Riding Conditions

The mountain bike trails at Paradise Valley dry fairly quickly, and are at low elevation, meaning they are rideable all winter long. It is a good idea to wait for a couple days after large rainstorms, however.

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