Tokul East is an area that consists of logging road climbs and loose, ripping descents on old horse trails and a few newer trails designer by local bikers. The descents tend to be fairly technical because the gravelly soils and plenty of horse use keeps things interesting.
ALERT: It appears that we have had access (at least temporarily) rescinded in the Gun Range area, off Tokul road. There are signs and fencing clearly stating that no trespassing of any kind is allowed, including hiking. The fencing is cyclone and again, may be temporary, but for now the signage has made it very clear that we are to remain clear of that area. Whether this affects other areas of Tokul East remain to be seen. *edit* After further investigation, it is known that there are new clearcut boundaries posted at the treelines starting at Safety First, and moving down the hill towards the clearcut of 2008 (Gun Range).
It appears Safety First is going to be lost to tree farming soon. [February 27, 2010] With the sun shining this past week, the trails we rode were mostly dry and in good shape, Flowtron included. [February 20, 2010] After the insane rains of the last week, the trails are starting to bog up. Rode the major trails today, and can say that there are many rough spots, and puddles. Safety First seems to be in the worst current shape, with puddles every few feet the entire length of the trail. Flowtron is mostly clear, as drainage has been worked on very well. Only a few overly "soft" spots were seen here. Crazy Ivan needs a serious brushing, as leaf cover is really bad. The trail is quite difficult to see near the top. Bandwagon is still soft, and needs to be ridden. [November 11, 2009]
From Seattle take I-90 East to the Preston Exit, turn left at the stopsign and cross the freeway and then take an immediate right on High Point Way. High Point turns into Preston-Fall City Rd, and continue on this for about 4 miles. At Fall City you will hit a stop sign and turn right here onto Hwy 202 (also called SE Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd). Contine on 202 for about 1 mile and turn left 356th Dr SE. Go up the hill for 1/3 mile and park in the trailhead lot on your left.
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