30 miles
Distance
9,060 ft
Climb
-9,060 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Angel's Staircase is a physically demanding, epic loop that takes you far from civilization, so bring plenty of food and water and make sure that you carry tools that you know how to use. The rewards are fantastic views of jagged mountains and into beautiful alpine basins filled with flowers, trees, and small lakes.

This route starts at Foggy Dew Trailhead as the Crater Creek Trailhead is undergoing maintenance until Oct 15th 2018

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Angel's Staircase (Foggy Dew Entrance) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,526 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,526 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,526 ft
  • Grade max
    -47.163%
  • Grade min
    62.607%
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,889 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Summit Trail
Jul 24, 2018 @ 9:01am
Jul 24, 2018
Trail is open. reporter
Martin Creek Trail #429 Climb
Jul 24, 2018 @ 8:48am
Jul 24, 2018
Entire trail is cleared of downed trees-7/2/18. Cutthroat Trout in the Martin Lake. Mosquitos and horseflies are present. All fords are stock passable to the junction with the Merchant's Basin Trail. Campsites at the lake are snow free. The bridge near lower Martin Lake to the horse camp is not passable to stock but can be bypassed through the surrounding bog. reporter
Eagle Lake Trail
Jul 24, 2018 @ 8:43am
Jul 24, 2018
NOTE: The Crater Creek Trailhead is closed for repairs until October 15th. However, Eagle Lakes Trail is open and accessible from Foggy Dew / Martin Creek trail. Entire trail is cleared of downed trees-7/2/18. Mosquitos and horseflies are plentiful. All fords and the trail are stock passable to Boiling Lake. Horsehead pass is rocky and a steep climb for stock but is passable. Campsites at the lake are snow free. The user trail to Middle Eagle Lake is now closed for revegetation. reporter
Foggy Dew Trail
Jul 24, 2018 @ 7:36am
Jul 24, 2018
Entire trail is cleared of downed trees7/2/18. USFS Report Go Ride! reporter
Trail 1259.21
Sep 29, 2017 @ 8:14am
Sep 29, 2017
Great condition! A little loose and dry but good fun.
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