11.9 miles
Distance
315 ft
Climb
-3,430 ft
Descent
01:44:43
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Devil's Gulch Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Devil's Gulch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Devils - Mission
    Wenatchee, Washington
  • Ref Number
    #1220
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #7268 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #15608 in E-Biking
    • #1141 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 80 in Dirtbiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Multi-use trail primarily used by motorcycles and mountain bikes.

One of the premier mountain bike trails in the PNW. Ascending options include riding up Mission Creek Rd to Beehive Rd. and then descending Devil's Gulch or just riding up the trail itself. If you're riding up the road, make sure to turn right after about 2.5 miles and continue up Mission Creek and not left up Peavine Canyon. Other riders can shuttle through Wenatchee because vehicle traffic can no longer make it up Mission Creek.

The trail is gentlest at the top then descends a bit sharper through some switchbacks about midway and finally crosses the creeks at the bottom. It's technical in spots but overall it's a solid intermediate/blue square trail.

Devil's Gulch usually opens in late Spring and often has a lot of downed trees, usually cleared by the motos. The creek crossings down low at this time can be high, so take caution. Other nearby options include the figure 8, riding up Devil's Gulch and then down Mission Ridge trail. Red Hill and Red Devil are also worthy additions.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Devil's Gulch bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,116 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,721 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,926 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,837 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,722 ft
  • Grade
    -5%
  • Grade max
    -54.5%
  • Grade min
    20.5%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,478 ft
  • Avg time
    01:44:43
  • Avg reverse time
    03:01:34
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Status:
on Sep 19, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.55 (23 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
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      Devil's Gulch Trail Reports

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      Sep 19, 2021 @ 10:08pm
      2 days
      All clear. The lower section before the last creek crossing got brushed and the "bench" sections got much needed maintenance too. Whoever did the...
      Aug 19, 2021 @ 9:07am
      Aug 19, 2021
      Great shape. Dry but fun to ride (I didn’t follow anyone). Brushy until 3100’ where Evergreen is clearing brush and upgrading trail.
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 8:38pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      Fantastic trail, clear from top to bottom. This trail is not technically difficult - but there are plenty of places with severe consequences if...
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 8:26am
      Jul 21, 2021
      Lots of brush clearing has happened and sketchy spots have been widened.
      Jun 7, 2021 @ 8:50am
      Jun 7, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 51 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      All
      • 360 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 24, 2020 @ 12:40pm
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      Jul 9, 2018 @ 10:59am
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      Oct 5, 2017 @ 7:20am
      Oct 5, 2017
      347 |
      Sep 10, 2017 @ 1:06pm
      Sep 10, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      The Devil's Twin
      70 miles
      DG/MR with Red Devil/Red Hill added
      28 miles
      Devils/Mission Figure 8
      25 miles
      Freehub Magazine: Devil's Gulch to Mission Ridge
      11 miles

      8 Reviews & Comments

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      i-g-o-r (Sep 6, 2017 at 0:05)
       Just awesome. Up or down.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Ericandannie (Sep 4, 2018 at 3:28)
       Do any bike shops offer shuttles?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      annerkc (Sep 4, 2018 at 21:30)
       W
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      annerkc (Sep 4, 2018 at 21:31)
       AdventureWenatchee.com for shuttles
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Bushpaddler (Sep 11, 2018 at 10:55)
       Dusty, clear of trees, awesome and in very good condition despite motorized use.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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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      Videos

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      Devils Gulch on a dirt bike
      26:57 | 483 | Jul 19, 2020 , Wenatchee
      Mission Ridge into Devils Gulch - Wenatchee, WA
      56:37 | 760 | Nov 15, 2018 , Wenatchee
      Devil's Gulch: Part 2
      10:59 | 435 | Oct 17, 2015 , Wenatchee
      Devil's Gulch: Part 1
      14:14 | 509 | Oct 17, 2015 , Wenatchee
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