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Paradise Valley

A rooty, twisty ride in a beautiful conservation area.

Mountain Biking Difficult

11 km
141 m
141 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
101 m
High Point
137 m
Paradise Valley Map

The Paradise Valley Conservation Area boasts a total of 13 miles of singletrack. About 11 miles of singletrack are open to mountain bikes, about 7 miles are open to horses, and all of the trails are open to foot travel.


This 793-acre conservation area was originally a private tree farm, but it was acquired by Snohomish County in 2000 “using funds from the state Salmon Recovery Fund and Snohomish County's Conservation Futures Board, converting it into the Paradise Valley Conservation Area,” according to EvergreenMTB.org. While trail access issues were originally contentious after the acquisition, through the perseverance of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, mountain bikers retained legal access to 11 miles of singletrack in this beautiful woodland area.

According to Evergreen, the riding ranges “from rooty to twisty to swoopy,” and while there aren’t any major climbs in the trail system, the constant up and down will give you “a surprisingly good workout.”

As you pedal through this beautiful woodland, be sure to stop and savor the massive trees, beautiful wildflowers, and keep an eye peeled for the wildlife that calls this conservation area home.

Sources: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Paradise-Valley-Conservation-Area-PVCA-66 https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/paradise-valley https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/paradise-valley-conservation-area



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and November


  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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