24.7 miles
Distance
5,115 ft
Climb
-5,072 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Classic figure 8 route for Devils Gulch, Upper Mission Ridge, and Mission Ridge.

Detailed Description
Devils/Mission Figure 8 is a 25 mile popular expert route located near Wenatchee Washington. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 5,115 ft with a max elevation of 5,717 ft then descends -5,072 ft.

49 Reviews & Comments

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SakoHirata267 (Jun 22, 2022 at 19:19)
All clear! Great riding!
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SakoHirata267 (Jun 22, 2022 at 19:18)
All clear today! Great riding!
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Emailsucks98 (Jun 14, 2022 at 19:48)
AVOID! 06/14/22 - there’s hundreds of trees down on upper mission ridge. The first 1/4 took me an hour and then I could see it got worse farther down. Absolutely not possible.
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JasonNewYork (Oct 5, 2021 at 21:46)
Excellent ride -definitely one of the best in NW. Shuttle to top of Mission and enjoy 2.5 hours of mostly downhill… being careful not to catch an edge!
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JasonNewYork (Oct 5, 2021 at 21:46)
Excellent ride -definitely one of the best in NW. Shuttle to top of Mission and enjoy 2.5 hours of mostly downhill… being careful not to catch an edge!
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JasonNewYork (Oct 5, 2021 at 21:46)
Excellent ride -definitely one of the best in NW. Shuttle to top of Mission and enjoy 2.5 hours of mostly downhill… being careful not to catch an edge!
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JasonNewYork (Oct 5, 2021 at 21:46)
Excellent ride -definitely one of the best in NW. Shuttle to top of Mission and enjoy 2.5 hours of mostly downhill… being careful not to catch an edge!
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Gsdraper (Aug 29, 2021 at 11:49)
The trail itself is not so difficult or technical. Some rocks, few roots and no especially steep sections. But this isn’t a flow trail in the model of Raging Ridge, where you cut loose and really fly. The trail is narrow, and much of features steep drops off to the side with high consequence for a mistake. It really takes full concentration and control to get down safely. A very dry, loose surface in late August added to the challenge. Id still call it a blue trail, but the length and surface and high consequence make it one of the more difficult blue trails out there.
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Gsdraper (Aug 29, 2021 at 11:49)
The trail itself is not so difficult or technical. Some rocks, few roots and no especially steep sections. But this isn’t a flow trail in the model of Raging Ridge, where you cut loose and really fly. The trail is narrow, and much of features steep drops off to the side with high consequence for a mistake. It really takes full concentration and control to get down safely. A very dry, loose surface in late August added to the challenge. Id still call it a blue trail, but the length and surface and high consequence make it one of the more difficult blue trails out there.
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Gsdraper (Aug 29, 2021 at 11:49)
The trail itself is not so difficult or technical. Some rocks, few roots and no especially steep sections. But this isn’t a flow trail in the model of Raging Ridge, where you cut loose and really fly. The trail is narrow, and much of features steep drops off to the side with high consequence for a mistake. It really takes full concentration and control to get down safely. A very dry, loose surface in late August added to the challenge. Id still call it a blue trail, but the length and surface and high consequence make it one of the more difficult blue trails out there.
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Gsdraper (Aug 29, 2021 at 11:49)
The trail itself is not so difficult or technical. Some rocks, few roots and no especially steep sections. But this isn’t a flow trail in the model of Raging Ridge, where you cut loose and really fly. The trail is narrow, and much of features steep drops off to the side with high consequence for a mistake. It really takes full concentration and control to get down safely. A very dry, loose surface in late August added to the challenge. Id still call it a blue trail, but the length and surface and high consequence make it one of the more difficult blue trails out there.
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CountMittens (Jun 27, 2021 at 10:13)
The problem with this road, like most other forest roads, is that the elevation grade is designed for motor vehicles and it's too steep to make an enjoyable ride for a biker. On top of that it's a gravel road, so you're losing pealing efficiency to the loose gravel.
Beware ye all who pedal.
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mjsmeller (Oct 14, 2020 at 11:41)
Does anyone know if the downed trees have been cleared?
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EvergreenXCer (Aug 23, 2020 at 8:04)
I started at the upper Devils Gulch trail head because that’s where the easier climb brings you and the top of devils is very fun. My hard tail wouldn’t love upper mission
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EvergreenXCer (Aug 15, 2020 at 16:22)
Rode down 8/15/20. Good conditions. Lots of sandy slides. Very fun
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hdazell (Aug 23, 2020 at 0:02)
Where did you start (FYI, I’m planning to shuttle up)?
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SeattleDay80 (Jun 28, 2020 at 6:49)
One of the most fun times I’ve had on my Mtn Bike. Very technical though and calling this a Blue is an understatement. Amazing views. Scary moments on side of cliffs and a lot of fun water. ???? On a hot summer day it’s the best. Be ready to go from Rock to Dirt to mud to sand. Also took me about 2.5 hours. Long ride.
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SeattleDay80 (Jun 28, 2020 at 6:49)
One of the most fun times I’ve had on my Mtn Bike. Very technical though and calling this a Blue is an understatement. Amazing views. Scary moments on side of cliffs and a lot of fun water. ???? On a hot summer day it’s the best. Be ready to go from Rock to Dirt to mud to sand. Also took me about 2.5 hours. Long ride.
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SeattleDay80 (Jun 28, 2020 at 6:49)
One of the most fun times I’ve had on my Mtn Bike. Very technical though and calling this a Blue is an understatement. Amazing views. Scary moments on side of cliffs and a lot of fun water. ???? On a hot summer day it’s the best. Be ready to go from Rock to Dirt to mud to sand. Also took me about 2.5 hours. Long ride.
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SeattleDay80 (Jun 28, 2020 at 6:49)
One of the most fun times I’ve had on my Mtn Bike. Very technical though and calling this a Blue is an understatement. Amazing views. Scary moments on side of cliffs and a lot of fun water. ???? On a hot summer day it’s the best. Be ready to go from Rock to Dirt to mud to sand. Also took me about 2.5 hours. Long ride.
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emaw (Jul 7, 2019 at 7:44)
Clear all the way to the Devils Gulch intersection. Traction good in most sections.
The rocky sections can be a challenge for the novice rider like me but are also kinda fun. Nice views but not a lot of shaded trail in the afternoon, don't forget your water.
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btlaymo (May 5, 2019 at 20:52)
There are so many trees down right now. A chainsaw is needed for a lot of the big one's. We cleared a lot but so many are still down. Some spots are slumped on devil's gulch as well and new tread needs to be cut across them. Still fun but 3hr tour turned into 5.5 hrs....
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Bushpaddler (Sep 11, 2018 at 10:55)
Dusty, clear of trees, awesome and in very good condition despite motorized use.
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Bushpaddler (Sep 11, 2018 at 10:55)
Dusty, clear of trees, awesome and in very good condition despite motorized use.
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Bushpaddler (Sep 11, 2018 at 10:55)
Dusty, clear of trees, awesome and in very good condition despite motorized use.
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Bushpaddler (Sep 11, 2018 at 10:55)
Dusty, clear of trees, awesome and in very good condition despite motorized use.
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annerkc (Sep 4, 2018 at 21:31)
AdventureWenatchee.com for shuttles
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annerkc (Sep 4, 2018 at 21:31)
AdventureWenatchee.com for shuttles
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annerkc (Sep 4, 2018 at 21:31)
AdventureWenatchee.com for shuttles
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annerkc (Sep 4, 2018 at 21:31)
AdventureWenatchee.com for shuttles
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annerkc (Sep 4, 2018 at 21:30)
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annerkc (Sep 4, 2018 at 21:30)
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annerkc (Sep 4, 2018 at 21:30)
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annerkc (Sep 4, 2018 at 21:30)
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Ericandannie (Sep 4, 2018 at 3:28)
Do any bike shops offer shuttles?
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Ericandannie (Sep 4, 2018 at 3:28)
Do any bike shops offer shuttles?
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Ericandannie (Sep 4, 2018 at 3:28)
Do any bike shops offer shuttles?
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Ericandannie (Sep 4, 2018 at 3:28)
Do any bike shops offer shuttles?
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mcnock (Jul 8, 2018 at 11:02)
Very hard climb with lots of pushing and deep motor cycle ruts. Better to go up devil's gulch trail.
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Hairymountainbeast (Jun 22, 2018 at 13:06)
A few chunky rock gardens, but overall a pretty mellow ride in beautiful location!
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CurtisAn (Oct 4, 2017 at 16:35)
Is the 7100 forest service road open to drive up and drop off to ride down devil gulch?
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CurtisAn (Oct 4, 2017 at 16:35)
Is the 7100 forest service road open to drive up and drop off to ride down devil gulch?
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CurtisAn (Oct 4, 2017 at 16:35)
Is the 7100 forest service road open to drive up and drop off to ride down devil gulch?
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CurtisAn (Oct 4, 2017 at 16:35)
Is the 7100 forest service road open to drive up and drop off to ride down devil gulch?
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i-g-o-r (Sep 6, 2017 at 0:08)
I don't recommend riding up it. Too steep and sandy. But you might have to push in a couple spots on the way down too. But that just makes the sweet descent longer. Enjoy!
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i-g-o-r (Sep 6, 2017 at 0:05)
Just awesome. Up or down.
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i-g-o-r (Sep 6, 2017 at 0:05)
Just awesome. Up or down.
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i-g-o-r (Sep 6, 2017 at 0:05)
Just awesome. Up or down.
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i-g-o-r (Sep 6, 2017 at 0:05)
Just awesome. Up or down.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    14
More Stats for Devils/Mission Figure 8 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,720 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,720 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,765 ft
  • Grade max
    -62%
  • Grade min
    66.4%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,892 ft
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Mission Ridge into Devils Gulch - Wenatchee, WA
Mission Ridge into Devils Gulch - Wenatchee, WA
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Devil's Gulch: Part 2
Devil's Gulch: Part 2
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Oct 17, 2015
The second part of the Devil's Gulch descent. For some fun stuff watch the end of part 3!

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Devil's Gulch
Oct 19, 2022 @ 9:05pm
Oct 19, 2022
Large tree down on upper Devils. Gonna need a chainsaw. Otherwise trail is in mostly great shape. A few very loose spots. A few wet spots. Switchbacks are moon dusty. Otherwise great.
Upper Mission Ridge
Jul 14, 2022 @ 9:03am
Jul 14, 2022
Cleared out this year but there are some loose rocks. Not hot, and views are great.
Mission Ridge Trail
Jun 19, 2022 @ 10:34pm
Jun 19, 2022
All clear with some very slick sections. Uphill riding becomes difficult due to wet ground sometimes.
Beehive Road (9712)
Jun 7, 2022 @ 6:18pm
Jun 7, 2022
Deep snow near mt Lillian trail
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