Bike Park Guide
Know Before You Go Before you load the lift and hit the trails, familiarize yourself with our bike park rules, information, and safety tips. When you're prepared, you'll have more fun and a safer experience on the mountain.
Summer 2023 Opening
Get ready to ride! Our tentative opening date for the 2023 mountain biking season is June 24. We plan to have the park open Thursday-Sunday this season. Opening date is subject to change due to conditions and snowmelt. Bike Park Season Passes are on sale now, limited inventory available.
Biker's Responsibility Code
Mountain biking involves the risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. ALWAYS:
You are responsible for avoiding objects and people.
Ride within your ability. Start small and work your way up.
Use an appropriate bike, helmet, and protective equipment.
Know your components and their operation prior to riding.
Know how to load, ride and unload safely. Ask if you need help.
Conditions change constantly; plan and adjust your riding accordingly.
Stay on marked trails only. Keep off closed trails and features. Ride in the direction indicated.
Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, feature, landing, or are not visible.
Look both ways and yield when entering or crossing a road or trail. When overtaking, use caution and yield to those ahead.
If involved in or witness to an incident, identify yourself to staff.
Do not feed, provoke, or approach wildlife.
Know and Follow The Code. It Is Your Responsibility.
Loading Your Bike On The Chairlift
STEP ONEQuickly enter the loading area and approach the bike carrier as it enters the area. Standing next to your bike and the carrier, use the handle bars to lift the front tire off the ground.
STEP TWOLift and push the front tire into the front of the carrier.
STEP THREELift the rear tire into the tray and ensure your front tire is resting in the front of the tray (red area on the practice carrier).
STEP FOURAfter loading your bike in the carrier look behind you to prepare to load the chairlift. Once on the lift, lower the restraining bar. Use of the restraining bar is required.
In Case of Emergency
When calling for emergency assistance, do your best to provide your location relative to these designated transfer points. Our Bike Patrol will utilize these locations as access points to provide assistance. Outside of bike park operating hours always call 911 first. Our Bike Patrol is only available during bike park operating hours.
Bike Patrol: (425) 434-6749
Required Gear To Ride
HELMETSHelmets are required on all downhill mountain biking trails. Full-face helmets are strongly recommended.
BIKES & SUSPENSIONMountain bikes only. Bikes must have front suspension at a minimum, full suspension is strongly recommended. Fully rigid bikes without suspension are not permitted.
BRAKESBikes are required to have front and rear brakes. Coaster brakes are not allowed.
WHEELS & TIRESBikes are required to have wheels at least 20" in diameter. Bikes with tires wider than 3.5" cannot load the lift.
FOOTWEARClosed-toe shoes are required. No sandals, flip-flops, or other open footwear.
Start On Green PartyGreen Party is our easiest trail. Ride this trail before attempting any other trails.
Step Up To Bermy LoamaxBermy Loamax is the next step up. It's a more difficult (intermediate) level freeride trail with plenty of flow, larger berms, rollers and jumps. NOTE: Riders entering this trail should be prepared to ride Mid-Mtn Connector & Wapiti as only the upper portion of Bermy Loamax is currently complete.
Mid-Mtn Connector & WapitiCurrently Bermy Loamax leads riders into these two trails, which are the next more difficult on the mountain. Both are technical trails with more roots, rocks, drops and natural obstacles.
Lost & FoundLost & Found features a fun mix of medium sized berms and technical natural terrain. It's rated as a black diamond technical trail and requires advanced skills to navigate steeper slopes, more frequent and larger obstacles, plus drops and jumps.
Slab 'n' TickleSlab 'n' Tickle is for EXPERT RIDERS ONLY. This trail is extremely difficult and includes long steep rock slabs, very technical descents, and drops with no easy ride-arounds.
Black ForestBlack Forest is for EXPERT RIDERS ONLY. Named after the small forest section in the middle, this trail is extremely difficult and includes very technical descents with drops, tight trees, and large jumps.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, with restrictions. Class-1 (pedal assist) mountain E-Bikes with suspension are the only types allowed. Additionally, if an E-Bike does not safely fit in our bike carriers they are not permitted.
Note: While The Summit's special use permit allows for e-bike access, outside our Bike Park boundary, use of e-bikes is restricted and only permitted on designated roads and trails.
Riders that own and carry a valid Summit Bike Park Pass, and have signed release of liability (during checkout), may access our trails outside of Bike Park operating hours. Riders that have not purchased a Summit Bike Park pass product are not permitted to access outside of operating hours. Tickets and winter season passes do not qualify as a Bike Park pass product.
- Ride at your own risk, our Bike Patrol is not available outside scheduled bike park operating hours.
- Rider must have valid pass product with them whenever riding trails. Our team cannot remotely look you up, it's up to you to carry your pass. Riding Summit trails without a pass may result in loss of all Summit access (summer and winter) for up to one year.
- Uphill travel is not permitted anywhere (roads, trails, etc) within the bike park boundary - view map.
- All signage and closures must be obeyed at all times. Failure to obey trail closures may result in loss of all Summit access (summer and winter) for up to one year.
- In case of an emergency outside scheduled operating hours, call 911.
Maintain a high level of respect. Respect for The Summit, our trail builders, the Snoqualmie Pass community, the environment, your health & safety, etc. Think twice before making all decisions. Riders are not entitled to this access, this access policy is a privilege and is subject to change or revocation at any time. If the rules of this policy are not respected, we see poor etiquette or unsafe use, we will stop allowing access when the lift is closed.
This access policy may be modified/updated in future seasons, so be sure to review it each year.
No, uphill travel is not permitted anywhere within the bike park boundary. Hiking is also prohibited within the bike park boundary. Bike park trails are for downhill use only. View trail map.
Exception: The connector trail from Grand Junction to Green Party is a two-way trail.