Hancock's Comb via logging roads
I parked at North Fork gate 11.
I rode my mountain bike east on road 32000. Road 32000 (labeled "Spur 10" on Greentrails) had a sign stating that no motorized access is allowed without a permit, call Hancock Forest Management at (360) 825-1637 for more information. The map says it all, so I won't give details of which roads I took. The roads are well marked up to the last turn-off to Lake Hancock (which I didn't take), and they are gradual enough that I didn't have to push my bike up the road very often. The roads are also in excellent shape, on my ride down I averaged 10+ miles per hours, I would have gone faster if I didn't have to worry about logging trucks on their way up. The Hancock's Comb area is actively being logged, I encountered a bulldozer and lot of trucks on the road and there were about 10 loggers working just SW of Hancock's Comb.
I parked my bike next to a berm south of Hancock's Comb and continued east on the road for a short distance then ascended the SE ridge of Hancock's Comb. The ascent was a continual bushwack to the top.
approx. 16 miles (1 mile on foot, 15 miles on bike)
approx. 3,650 feet
scramble, mountain bike
North Fork Snoqualmie Drainage
5 hours 30 minutes
34 minutes driving there from Lower Queen Anne to exit 31
3 minutes driving there from exit 31 to North Bend
9 minutes driving there from North Bend to where North Fork Road turns into gravel
9 minutes driving there from where North Fork Road turns into gravel to North Fork gate 11
2 hours 45 minutes ascending via bike from North Fork gate 11 to berm below Hancock's Comb
38 minutes ascending from berm below Hancock's Comb to Hancock's Comb
35 minutes descending from Hancock's Comb to berm below Hancock's Comb
46 minutes descending via bike from berm below Hancock's Comb to North Fork gate 11
20 minutes driving back from North Fork gate 11 to North Bend
20 minutes driving back from North Bend to intersection of I-90 and I-405
21 minutes driving back from intersection of I-90 and I-405 to Lower Queen Anne
Hancock's Comb via logging roads map
Paperboy Peak from Hancock's Comb
Bessemer Mountain, South Bessemer Mountain, and Moolock
Boomerang Peak (left) and Paperboy Peak from Hancock's C
Bessemer Mountain over clearcut near Lake Hancock
Hancock's Comb from just past North Fork gate 11
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.