Summit Bike Park: 2020 Summer Update
If you're into mountain biking, this update is for you! While the last six months have been slow going, we are happy to say that the permitting process and trail building for The Summit mountain bike park has continued forward. In July and on the heels of last fall’s progress, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance trail crew resumed digging on Summit land in the Central Express region of the trail network. The plan this summer is to finish Central DH, complete a few last touches on the main segment of Lost & Found, build-out Black Forest, and build the lower section of Lost & Found that connects this section of the trail network back to Silver Fir. Construction on all of these trails and segments is well underway. Slide through the photo gallery above to catch a glimpse of the trail crew’s handy work.
Black Forest Trail
The crew is really excited about Black Forest, a trail with segments that date all the way back to our first park at the turn of the millennium and the infamous 1998 UCI World Cup DH (won by Steve Peat). It is primarily super technical, steep, and rocky, but it will also feature some huge high-speed berms and a few jumps between the rowdy bits. A true techy throwback with a dash of flow.
The permitting and approval process for public land continues forward as well with the USFS. However, we have a few more key milestones that need to be reached before final review can be completed and building on public land can start. Unfortunately, despite our hopes, we will not be able to break ground on public land this summer, which means the green flow trail (essential for opening) will have to wait until next spring. With that timeline, we still hope to be able to open in 2021, but an exact date cannot be determined at this time.
Despite the real impacts associated with COVID-19, The Summit & Boyne Resorts are excited to keep investing in the bike park. We would also like to thank our friends at the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (USFS) for continuing to be incredible partners through this entire project.
We know you're excited, but Summit trails will not be open for use until the project is complete. Trails are being constructed on private property, and trespassing results in project delays for our build crew. We're working hard to bring you an amazing mountain bike experience at The Summit so please respect the builders, the mountain, your fellow bikers, and the environment by obeying closures. If you're looking for places to ride along the I-90 corridor, check out the link below. Thank you for your support and understanding!