FRUMPS - Lake Wilderness Lodge - Green River Gorge

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Date and Time: 
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Lake Wilderness Lodge
22601 SE 248th St
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Contact Information: 
Albert Fiedler
36.30 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,689 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Come along and join us as we ride the loop from Maple Valley to the Green River Gorge counterclockwise.  We'll pass through suburban and rural neighborhoods on our way south to Black Diamond Bakery for our first restroom/water stop (mile 8).  Then we descend to the Green River Gorge for a group photo op. Just across the bridge are natural springs where you can fill your water bottles.  We climb up to Cumberland through the forest and meander along quiet back roads to Ravensdale for our second restroom/water stop (mile 28).  Lunch is at S'wiched (see menu link below).  Then one of my favorite bike roads through the Rock Creek Natural Area takes us back to Lake Wilderness.  There is a short section (0.4 miles) of packed gravel on the Cedar to Green River trail.

Start: Meet in the Lake Wilderness Lodge parking lot at 9:45 am for the pre-ride safety briefing and route review.  Departure is at 10:00 am.

Regroup: We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and regroup at the top or bottom.

RSVP: You are encouraged to pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above. There is no need to unregister if you decide not to ride.

What to Bring: 1) Money for lunch at S'wiched;  2) A spare tube and tools to fix a flat;  3) A cell phone for plan B, just in case;  4) Two full water bottles;  5) If you would like a Route Map and Cue Sheet, print one from the RWGPS link below.

Cancelation: If weather conditions meet the weather cancelation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section below at least two hours prior to the start and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.


Hope you can join us.


Oh my goodness Al, I forgot I have my yearly physical on Friday.  I really want to do your ride too.  I hope you will post this one again.

Due to road closure of 216th at the Rail Road tracks, our route will be modified.  We will still ride to the Green River Gorge CCW and have lunch at S'wiched, but we will need to go through Ravensdale both on the way out and back.  This alternate route will add about 2 miles to the total mileage.  If you would like to print out the map and cue sheet, the new route is:

Submitted by Jim Cox on

Do you ever ride this route on the weekend? It looks like an awesome ride, but sadly I have to work on Friday. Thanks!

I certainly could lead this route on weekends but the FRUMPS rides are always on Fridays.

Lake Wilderness Lodge
22601 SE 248th St
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Ride Leader(s)

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