Biking Rainier: Stevens Canyon Road

Mt. Rainier National Park has some of the best bike climbs and descents in the state. The Stevens Canyon Road ranks right up there, with 3400 feet of descent, starting at the junction with the Paradise road, interrupted by a 700 foot climb to Backbone Ridge, then continuing on to the Ohanapecosh (Stevens Canyon) entrance and intersecting SR 123 for a total of 18 miles. The first part of this video was filmed on May 2, 2016 before the road was open to vehicular traffic. The rest was filmed on June 8, 2016. I'm using a mountain bike to keep speeds reasonable, topping out at about 35 mph.