I'm planning on meeting a friend from Seattle for a ride somewhere in Washington on Sunday, and was wondering if anyone had some recommendations? It would have to be somewhat between Portland and Seattle, which made me think St. Helens area. I got some reviews from MTBR for Ape Canyon, Smith Creek, and Quartz Creek.
We were leaning towards Ape Canyon. Anyone have any experience there? Seems to have lots of good reviews, but the description seems a little shady, and I am sort of wondering what the best route would be, and if the roads and/or trail is still open there?