Dash point is a state park. The trails are well marked, with difficulty information. The easy and intermediate trails have roots up to 4". Easy trails tend to be fairly wide. The 'diamond' trails are tech 2, with a few hazards up to 12". There are no drops or jumps except the small BMX area.
The trails tend to be wide single track, hilly and flowing. The majority of the area is mixed second growth forest with typical Northwest undergrowth. The park is heavily used in the summer, expect to see other users in the winter.
Dash Point is typically well drained. In the winter months the more advanced trails have puddles at most of the sharper turns. Avoid Night Crawler and the Technical Trail if it has been raining in the last couple of days. The area around the BMX area is flooded most of the winter.
The park is very well signed. Just remember what access area you parked at and follow the signs back. The more advanced areas all dump out on to the Boundary trail.
The Boundary Trail and Heart Attack are well used, even in the winter. Expect hikers, bikers, and dogs off lead, sometimes large groups. Expect someone around the next corner. Remember to use good trail etiquette and give way.
For a beginner ride: Stick to Hoyt, Shanon's shin, and Boundary. Feeling a little frisky, take Heart Attack and Double Dip to the Ridge trail. Turn Right. Right again on to Down Hill.
For an intermediate ride: Take Hoyt from 47th. Left on Boundary Trail. Left up Heart Attack, continue up Double Dip. Left on the ridge trail. Descend on IMBA and right on Log Jamb. Right on the boundary trail. Right on Hoyt back to parking. 45-60 minutes
For advanced riders: Same as intermediate ride but continue past IMBA trail on the Ridge trail to the end. Take a right on to Night Crawler, follow the Technical trail, do the Know it all Kid loop. Take the ridge trail back to IMBA. 60-90 minutes
For Maximum Grunt: Take Hoyt and follow the camping signs. Cross the main entry road to the ranger area, continue straight (there is access to the left of the gate) and pick up the trail to the beach. Go to the far end of the parking lot and pick up the Boundary or Beach trail. Ride it up to Heart Attack and to the 'advanced' ride. 120-150 minutes
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