Ride the Willapa is more than just a bike ride event. Utilizing just over 30 miles of the Willapa Hills Trail, this ride is all about the journey. No matter your age, or how hard-core of a cyclist you are, Ride the Willapa is a great time for all. Partnering with many other community-driven events, the Ride the Willapa experience encompasses a series of farm tours, a night of camping under the stars and many other exciting options to round out an entire weekend of fun.
Rainbow Falls Ramble (32 miles total)
This is the most popular option on the ride, especially for families with kids or novice riders just looking to enjoy the trail and the amenities and camping at Rainbow Falls State Park. It’s 16 miles one way and 16 back, and with the trail being virtually level grade the entire way, you can just relax and enjoy the ride without having to worry about much of anything.
Pedal to Pe Ell (45 miles total)
Make your way just a bit further than Rainbow Falls State Park and check out the Town of Pe Ell, complete with restaurants, a general store, coffee shop, and more. On the way, you’ll want to check out Willapa Hills Cheese and Jones Creek Brewing, which both are valued partners of Ride the Willapa and always welcome trail users.
Rock On to Rock Creek (56 miles total)
Explore the newest segment of the Willapa Hills Trail and venture into Pacific County for the first time at a Ride the Willapa event. A gentle ascent takes you to milepost 28 and the final crossing over Rock Creek, and our final checkpoint of the ride. The gravel ends here, and this option is perfect for people who want to explore the longest continuous stretch of completed trail along the Willapa.
Serious Riders Only (62 miles total)
Six more total miles — three out and three back — will take you to the Pluvius Hills, a relatively untouched area of trail that sees more wildlife than people traverse its length. Home to the steepest grade on the trail, this area is for mountain bikes and fat-tire bikes only as it is completely unimproved. The scenery more than makes up for the trail surface, though…this segment begs to be visited and enjoyed!