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Payette Trail #970

Easy/Intermediate

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8.2 mile 13.1 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 586' 179 m
Descent: -773' -236 m
High: 2,204' 672 m
Low: 1,972' 601 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Great singletrack along the east shore of Applegate Lake.

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To find the south end of the trail, turn north on a small gravel road across from Seattle Bar and go 1.8 miles to a sharp turn in the Manzanita Creek road. There is a sign for the trail here, and limited parking. The northern end has ample trailhead parking and is signed "French Gulch Trailhead."

Other than a short section of small gravel road in the vicinity of Squaw Creek, Payette is all singletrack, with occasional sections of wider, grown-in, old road cuts. When the lake is low, there is some limited exposure to a 150 foot drop as the trail traverses across steep slopes. Pay attention to junctions along the way: generally you stay parallel to the lake, but beware of sucker trails heading out to a dead-end peninsula 3/4 of a mile from the French Gulch parking area.

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