Devils Gulch

Cashmere, Washington

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Ask the average mountain biker what his or her favorite trail is in the entire state, and the likely answer will be Devils Gulch. In the heart of the eastern Cascade foothills, this trail begins with a forest road climb then cuts into the woods along Mission Creek below Mission Ridge. Not too tough, not too technical, this ride is just right for strong climbing legs and the desire for fast singletrack.
Mountain Biking Washington

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Mountain Biking Washington

by Amy & Mark Poffenbarger (Falcon Guides)

Ask the average mountain biker what his or her favorite trail is in the entire state, and the likely answer will be Devils Gulch. In the heart of the eastern Cascade foothills, this trail begins with a forest road climb then cuts into the woods along Mission Creek below Mission Ridge. Not too tough, not too technical, this ride is just right for strong climbing legs and the desire for fast singletrack.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Cashmere
Distance: 24.4
Elevation Gain: 3,200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Season: Late spring to late fall
Trailhead Elevation: 1,800 feet
Top Elevation: 5,000 feet
Local Contacts: Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Blewett Pass, Mission Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Devils Gulch

Recent Trail Reviews

8/3/2008
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9/7/2003
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This probably the 10th time I've ridden this trail, and everytime I ride it, I remember why I never get tired of it. It is one of the best MTB trails in the state, if not the very best. While it can be ridden as a loop (by using the forest road), or can even be ridden one-way (downhill) by setting up a shuttle system, I prefer to ride it as an out-and-back. Somehow, the downhill just isn't as fun if you haven't earned it by riding it both ways. Anyway, the weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cool. So this is a perfect time of year to ride it. However, be prepared to space out on the downhill, as the trail is dry and dusty in a few places, due to the limited rainfall this summer. Also, there is a fairly large downed tree on the lower section that will require you to dismount. But other than that, the trail is in excellent condition. This is a must do ride, every year.


7/21/2003
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Simply put, one of the best mountain bike trails in the state. The trail is on the eastern slope of the Cascades, so it dries out early (usually by late May). The decent is an exilarating 14 miles of excellent singletrack. I recommend riding up and down the trail.


4/5/2003
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Great downhill, fantastic views. Lots of exposure but a pretty user friendly trail. You can even shuttle to the top and just make it a downhill ride. Super Fun!!



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