1 miles
10 ft
-1,044 ft
Avg time

Dirty Paws Details

  • Riding area
    Sun Mountain
    Winthrop, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Spring, Summer, Fall
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Dirty Paws starts at the top of the Virginian Ridge MTB zone, and forks off of "Merle's" about 100 yards from the top.

The upper 1/3 of Dirty Paws is open bitter brush with small rocky cliff bands. Terrific views! The upper section is punctuated by short sections of exposure, with some rock roll downs and short rock gardens.

The lower 2/3 of Dirty Paws is in the woods, with many turns and some small step-down drops of 2-3 feet (most have ride-around options). The trail has a steep roll-down to a dirt road (look both ways!) and continues immediately across the road. It continues with steep sections and a few features, then dips across across a micro-creek (dry in summer, splash in spring), and up and onto more open shrub and pine terrain. There are a couple wood ramps that are optional in the last tenth of a mile. Then the trail finishes at the road.

Dirty Paws is fun and has natural flow, but is for experienced riders who are comfortable with exposure, steep sections, and short drops. The trail is about 1.3 miles (2.1km) long and drops about 1020 feet (310 meters).

Access Info

Left Fork Wolf Creek Road. See Trailforks descriptions for Virginian Ridge Trail and "Merle's".

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!


This trail is on public DNR land.

More Stats for Dirty Paws mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,034 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,598 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,633 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,633 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,599 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    216 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    100 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 29, 2017
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to dirty-paws trailhead (48.491888, -120.294314)
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Dirty Paws Trail Reports

Oct 29, 2017 @ 7:55am
Oct 29, 2017
hero dirt mid-day, snow covered soon!
May 21, 2017 @ 11:27am
May 21, 2017
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Icehawk (Jun 11, 2017 at 7:47)
 Fun trail with small jumps and rock rolls. Continue on the trail to Thunderdome for more jumps and drops
  • + 1
flag dkscott (Sep 17, 2017 at 17:08)
 Pretty fun. Techy up top. Gets rowdy with steep trail through lots of drops and jumps. Several ride arounds let you skip the bigger features.

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