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    Pemberton access off Dynamite

    Can anyone tell me the best access to Pemberton off Dynamite? Looks like there is access off 158th but it seems a little ways off the trail. Any access further west? Any info would be helpful.

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    158th access is the way to go....but you actually have to turn off Dynamite (Rio Verde Drive) on 160th street. Follow it down until it turns to the right and ends at the trailhead gate.

    The connector trail to Pemberton is short but fun.

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    is this a legal access ? how does the park collect the fee ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo
    is this a legal access ? how does the park collect the fee ?
    There is a self-pay box.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    There is a self-pay box.
    Exactly.... 1 buck per rider.

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    the ST connector from 158th to pemberton is mile long and like WoD said, kind'a fun. if you continue heading west (ccw) on pemberton, a bit further up there's another park sign to another connector, but i forget if it's to 160th or 164th. i haven't explored that one.
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    in addition to the official entry point at 158th, there is another at 150th- though with not as much parking.

    If you want to come in from the west the best way is probably from somewhere around the Thom's Thumb northern trailhead. Take Dynamite to 128th (dirt). Hang a right on 128th and take it to where it ends at Paraiso. Go left on Paraiso - follow the signs to the Thom's Thumb trailhead. There are all kinds of places to park out there. When you get on your bike go back to Paraiso and head west until it ends. There is a trail to the left before the road ends (should be a toy groundhog on a rock) that will take you to an official park entry point (Rock Knob trail). That will take you to the Pemberton in less than a mile.

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    You can park at the end of 150th. I enter the park from there and I occassionally see cars parked there.

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    Good to have these other options. Kind get tired of driving all the way around to the main gate. I need to give the Tom"s Thumb/Rock Knob option a shot. That would cut off many miles of driving.

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    My buddy has a horse ranch right next to the 158th entrance...very handy, just park at his place and ride in.

    Nice thing about coming in at 158th, is that going CCW, you cut that long climb in half. You ride half at the beginning, half at the end.

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