16.5 miles
Distance
2,523 ft
Climb
-5,126 ft
Descent
4,309 ft
High Point

Mad River (Lower) Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Spring / Fall
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

A long, forested singletrack trail through sage and ponderosa pine that opens onto sunny hillsides a dips into shaded groves. The trail winds along the Mad River, offering views of the canyon and the remnants of the 1994 Tyee Creek Fire. A popular mountain biking destination, this trail is also a great hike for spring wildflowers.

Elevation: Pine Flats:1,800 feet; Maverick Saddle: 4,400 feet.

A Northwest Trails Pass is needed to park at the trailhead ($5 day pass or $30 annual pass). A pass can be purchased at a self-service station near the entrance to the campground.

Access Info

Follow Highway 97 to Entiat, then take the Entiat Valley Road 10.5 to just beyond Ardenvoir where you'll turn left onto Mad River Road No. 5700. About 2 miles from the turn, you'll reach a fork in the road. Continue straight on Road 5700--the other option forks left across a bridge and onto a gravel road. Continue on 5700 until you reach Pine Flat Campground in another 2 miles. Reach the Lower Mad River Trailhead from the Pine Flat Campground.

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More Stats for Mad River (Lower) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,603 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,632 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,309 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,706 ft
  • Grade
    -2.992%
  • Grade max
    -57.839%
  • Grade min
    51.932%
  • Distance climb
    5.6 miles
  • Distance down
    10.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,414 ft
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