Skagit Tulip Flats
- Do this in April or May. Distant views of the mountains, lots of tulips, a few lamas. I'll have to get back to you with the route.
- June to November. Nice but not great ride, short, some dense forest, a bit of open mountain/valley view, and of a big mountain lake. Drive I-90 to exit 47, park at the Pratt River & Granite Mountain trailhead, follow the forest service road over the pass, keep going down the hill. You can go to just beyond Gold Creek Pond.
Cayuse & Chinook Passes
- June to early November. Fun ride, a great view of Rainier, fast descent with a few switchbacks. Park on a road-side pull out or down a forest road; decide how far you want to ride and then find a spot at the right distance to start.
Monroe to Sultan
- All year. Nice, pleasant loop, very wooded, mostly on back roads. For me it's a winter ride because there are better ones to do in the summer. A loop!
Monroe to Snohomish
- All year. Pleasant river valley ride. A loop!
Darrington to Rockport
- Probably all year. A few big mountain views, nice rivers, lots of woods.
Iron Horse Trail
- June to November. Dirt and gravel trail. Mostly wooded. Occasional valley views, goes through a 2.5 mile tunnel, next to a big lake, etc.
Gold Bar to Skykomish
- Three seasons? Up up and up a mountain valley, but not quite to the pass. Some great mountain views, small towns, river scenery, and a fast waterfall.
- All year. I did this on a very rainy day and didn't think much of it, but people say it has great views.
Green River Gorge
- All year. The gorge itself is very nice, the rest of the ride is ok.
- All year You don't have to wait for the actual ride, it's a zoo. Just follow the same route one day. A lot of nice views of the water and a couple of Seattle from the island. Plus, it's kind of fun to take your bike on the ferry to begin a ride.