Dogs No Dogs
The route combines two excellent pine forest trails: Rock Creek and Tepee Creek. This is the most commonly ridden route in the Gore Pass Bike Trail area - and for good reason.
Once you climb the 5.5 miles to the Rock Creek Trailhead, you'll enjoy backcountry singletrack along some remote areas of Lynx Pass and Gore Pass. The author spotted bull and cow moose in Rock Creek, as well as golden eagle, grouse, and countless deer from trailside.
The views are amazing, and the singletrack is challenging and a lot of fun. This isn't a polished, machine-made trail. You'll experience some rocky technical sections to keep you on your toes, quite a few punchy and steep climbs, and no less than 16 creek crossings. Many of the creek crossings are rideable... but some are deep enough that you might get your feet wet... crystal clear water in the heart of summer. Bring your water filter, as there are cattle grazing in the area.
Need to Know
Parking available at Gore Pass Bike Trailhead (with men's and women's restrooms), and camping is available at numerous spots along the forest roads in the area.
You'll likely start at the Gore Pass Bike Trailhead at the bottom of the mountain. From there, climb up Forest Service Road 263 for 5.5 miles to the Rock Creek Trail
trailhead - which is marked by a camp area, fire ring, and a few boulders blocking large vehicles from accessing the singletrack of Rock Creek.
You'll quickly descend towards Rock Creek, and then ride creekside for a few miles, sweeping in and out of the forest.
After a few creek crossings, you'll descend FSR268 for a few miles until you reach the Tepee Creek Trail
singletrack. Punchy climbs, more creek crossings and singletrack await.
You'll end up crossing FSR263, and from there it's a fast and rowdy DH to the finish.
Shared By: Chris Conley