30.3 miles
7,798 ft
-7,781 ft
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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Angel's Staircase (Foggy Dew Entrance) is a 30 mile popular expert route located near Twisp Washington. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 7,798 ft with a max elevation of 8,091 ft then descends -7,781 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
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More Stats for Angel's Staircase (Foggy Dew Entrance) mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    7 hr 50 min
  • Altitude min
    3,576 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,576 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,593 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,549 ft
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Martin Creek Trail, from Cooney Lake to Foggy...
Martin Creek Trail, from Cooney Lake to Foggy Dew Ridge
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PNWmtb: Winthrop's Foggy Dew Trail
PNWmtb: Winthrop's Foggy Dew Trail
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Summit Trail
Jun 28, 2024 @ 2:44pm
Jun 28, 2024
This report is not an indication of trail conditions, just updated from the new Pioneer Fire closure order (still open). Per the Pioneer Fire closure order, the section of Summit Trail from the junction of Angel's Staircase going North is still open, closure starts at the junction of Angel's Staircase From the Closure Order: "The Summit Trail No. 1259 and 1259.3 is OPEN from the junction with Trail No. 1259.21 (Angel’s Staircase) north to the boundary of Lake Chelan NRA."
Martin Creek Trail
Sep 5, 2023 @ 1:42am
Sep 5, 2023
Perfect conditions
Foggy Dew Trail
Jul 18, 2023 @ 10:14pm
Jul 18, 2023
Moto has gone through and torn it up a bit but still a good rip!
Eagle Lake Trail
Jul 14, 2023 @ 1:24am
Jul 14, 2023
Angels Staircase
Jul 14, 2023 @ 1:24am
Jul 14, 2023
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