A rooty, twisty ride in a beautiful conservation area.

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Description

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](https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/paradise-valley).

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