18.6 miles
Distance
4,685 ft
Climb
-3,991 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.

Detailed Description
Freehub Magazine: Angel's Staircase is a 19 mile less popular expert route located near Twisp Washington. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 4,685 ft with a max elevation of 8,079 ft then descends -3,991 ft.
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1 Review & Comments

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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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  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
More Stats for Freehub Magazine: Angel's Staircase mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    694 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,898 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,900 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,594 ft
  • Grade
    0.7%
  • Grade max
    -46.1%
  • Grade min
    130.6%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    955 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Martin Creek Trail
Oct 17, 2021 @ 12:18pm
Oct 17, 2021
Smoothest ever. Empty trail.
Eagle Lake Trail
Sep 25, 2021 @ 10:21pm
Sep 25, 2021
Such a fun trail. Moto damage is increasing though
Summit Trail
Sep 25, 2021 @ 10:20pm
Sep 25, 2021
Agreed with prior report. This trail is demoed vs 2 years ago. Also moto damageā€¦ is what it is, still fun but not what it used to be. Needs moisture
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Sep 25, 2021 @ 10:19pm
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Sep 25, 2021 @ 10:18pm
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