9 miles
Distance
2,477 ft
Climb
-3,060 ft
Descent
02:48:37
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike
    • Observed Trials
  • Riding Area
    Mad River - Entiat
    Plain, Washington
  • Ref Number
    #1448
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #40191 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Observed Trials
  • Land Manager
    USFS

This route traverses the crest of Devil’s Backbone and provides outstanding viewing opportunities. Campsites with water are located at Handy Springs and Windy Camp. The trail has some steep rocky switchbacks and a few steep grades. For the most part it is an easy ride, but some sections require an experienced rider. This trail is maintained annually.

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More Stats for Devils Backbone Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -583 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,861 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,142 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,728 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,145 ft
  • Grade
    -1.2%
  • Grade max
    -48.9%
  • Grade min
    40.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    230 ft
  • Avg time
    02:48:37
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Status:
on Aug 27, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.35 (3 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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  • Uphill Only
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Devils Backbone... Trail Reports

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      Aug 27, 2020 @ 2:43pm
      Aug 27, 2020
      Rode Devils to Pot Peak. All clear and still running good for late summer; but definitely dusty/loose.
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 9:23am
      Jul 17, 2020
      Rode from Handy Springs to Pot Peak. Loose, as usual, but totally clear of blowdown. Tiny patch of snow above the talus field which will probably...
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 3:26pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      Rode this out to Pot Peak from Angle. There are a coupe of significant snowy patches on the route with one sketchy patch that will require...
      Oct 8, 2018 @ 12:46pm
      Oct 8, 2018
      Light snow patches in the shady spots.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 49 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1 rides
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      237 |
      Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:24am
      Nov 27, 2017
      311 |
      Sep 19, 2017 @ 2:44pm
      Sep 19, 2017
      | 3 comments

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Pot Peak
      25 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Jeffreyjhummel (Aug 29, 2018 at 13:43)
       This trail has some good sections, but overall is not very good on a Mtn bike. The motorcycles have chewed it up so bad that sections of it have very deep ruts that you can’t pedal in after the motorcycles chew it up and it rains, the soil washes out leaving nothing but baseball size (and bigger) loose cobbles. The map is not accurate either! Just after the Pots Peak fork heading north, it shows the trail going around the west side of a rocky peak in straight sections...it doesn’t do that at all! Zoom in and you can see that it descends on the east side in switchbacks through an rock avalanche field which is virtually unridable especially at the corners. Then it goes north a quarter mile north and starts climbing back up...again unridable and the corners are nasty. Not worth all the effort!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag pwillard LCTA (Sep 1, 2018 at 10:28)
       Most folks ride the west end of DB trail then drop down the long descent on Pot Peak Trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Rbeukema (Jul 19, 2020 at 20:11)
       Amazing views, spectacular location. Not easy. Even if you start at a trailhead. I’d say East to west is the only way to do this as Stormy Mtn going up would be terrible. After the turn to Pot Peak Trail, the riding is thrilling with a tali’s descent. Unfortunately, the next two hill to 4 mile ridge are mostly walked by mortals who are self propelled, that’s only a couple miles but worthy of walking shoes. Despite this, it’s a classic trail, made for motos. That is if you like staring at Glacier Peak, the EnchantmentS and even Mt Rainier.
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