32 miles
6,619 ft
-7,998 ft
1 miles
High Point

This is the Mad River EPIC route that spans across the entire lower and upper Mad River trails. Trails range from slivers of smooth singletrack to rocky and winter worn trails. Expect multiple river crossings, some dangerous in springtime. Zero in on early summer through fall for this ride.

Bring Lots of water, a filter to fill up when you can and plenty of food. This makes a great one day ride with a healthy amount of climbing and descending

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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag ACree (Mar 22, 2017 at 16:24)
 Note that the Shetipo trailhead has not been accessible for several years due to closures of the Entiat river road due to forest fire damage, and even if accessible, the Shetipo trail has not been maintained for several years per USFS reports.
  • + 1
flag boxxerace TRAILFORKS (Mar 22, 2017 at 16:28)
 Bummer! Do you have any information on how far up the road the closure begins? (or relative to the Shetipo trailhead)

Edit, looks like the USFS is also calling several trails closed. I'll have to update Trailforks to reflect the status. Hope these get reopened this summer!

  • + 2
flag boxxerace TRAILFORKS (Jun 1, 2017 at 21:50)
 Update, word is that the road is now reopened!

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Mad River EPIC mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,379 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,632 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,081 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,702 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    18 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Mad River (Chik tie to Mad Lake)
Sep 5, 2017 @ 11:44pm
Sep 5, 2017
Dusty but all clear with some recent TLC from a FS trail crew
Mad River (Blue Creek to Alder)
Aug 30, 2017 @ 7:52pm
Aug 30, 2017
Mad River (Upper)
Jun 20, 2017 @ 4:12pm
Jun 20, 2017
Seasonal Closure in effect till July, call rangers with questions
Mad River (Lower)
Jun 16, 2017 @ 4:26pm
Jun 16, 2017
Trail washed out about 3/4 of the way up: There is a washout at mile 11.2 (from Pine Flats) on the Mad River Trail #1409 between the footbridge and the shelter. It is difficult, if not impossible, to get around due to steepness of slope, and is about 40 feet across. 47.824737, -120.528755 reporter
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