19 miles
Distance
5,427 ft
Climb
-4,769 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This is one of our favorite flow routes in the Methow Valley and is featured in Freehub Magazine's North Cascades Photo Book, Issue 9.3.

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flag jgrialou (Sep 17, 2018 at 17:08)
 Not sure why you would call this a "flow route". There is a lot of rock and places where carrying your bike is the only option.
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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
More Stats for Freehub Magazine: Angel's Staircase mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    658 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,908 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,952 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,610 ft
  • Grade
    0.671%
  • Grade max
    -46.585%
  • Grade min
    43.992%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    973 ft
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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