Road yesterday and wrote down the mileage on my computer; I was always curious how long the North Ridge trails were. This is a loop starting across from the ice rink at the Olympia pavilion to the Wisconsin pavilion and then taking the Bridal Trail back to the intersection of Pearce Mill and Brown Road.
The climb from Olympia to the Lookout Tower/North Park Lodge is about 1.25 miles with about .5 miles of relief making it about 3/4 miles of climbing.
The extension (the new trail with the 3 new bridges) is about a mile and a half (1.55).
North Ridge Bypass (Brungers trail) is about 2 1/2 miles (2.6)
The total distance of the bypass and extension from Olympia shelter (ice rink) to the end Wisconsin shelter is a little under 4 and 1/4 miles (4.15).
The steep/long Bridal trail climb (in this case descent) is less than 1/2 mile (.42). This always felt a lot longer.
Put it in a spread sheet and uploaded to a google spreadsheet: Olympia to Wisconsin and the Bridal Trail Back
0.00 Start of North Ridge Drive across from the ice rink beside Olympia pavillion
0.04 Olympia Pavillion
0.30 Unanmed spur heading uphill
0.52 Top of climb. Spur to the left heads to the road
0.69 1st Bridge
0.86 Spur in pine field
0.92 2nd Bridge
0.99 Climb Resumes
1.24 Top of climb near lookout tower and North Park lodge
1.53 3rd Bridge
1.55 Top of switch back and make a right onto the Red blue dot trail.
1.89 Unkown spur rejoins
2.30 Pass the Red White spur
2.73 First sharp steep rooty switchback
3.16 Trail runs beside xxxx pavillion
3.85 2nd steep switchback
4.15 Wisconsin pavilion Red blue do trail head
4.16 Red Green Dot
4.17 Becomes Solid Red
4.39 Pass the Red Yellow Dot spur
4.84 Y in the field merge left not very obvious that the red trail heads left
4.87 Make a right at the intersection to stay on the red trail straight takes you to the road
4.97 Cross a gas line
5.13 Cross another gas line
5.22 Ascend to the road the trail runs along the road about 30 yards
5.25 Begin a short steep ascent starting from along the road
5.32 Top of the bridal trail climb (descent in this case)
5.74 Bottom of the Bridal trail climb
6.01 Bridal trail head at the intersection of Pearce Mill and Brown Road
6.26 Back to Olympia