1 miles
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-1,044 ft
Descent
00:21:55
Avg time

Dirty Paws Details

  • Riding area
    Sun Mountain
    Winthrop, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • 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
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    DNR

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!

Disclaimer

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
    -15.753%
  • Grade max
    -40.87%
  • Grade min
    6.988%
  • Distance climb
    216 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    100 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:55
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Status:
on Jul 27, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.45 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
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

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Jul 27, 2018 @ 9:17am
Jul 27, 2018
Upper section is very dry, loose in places.
Apr 18, 2018 @ 8:45pm
Apr 18, 2018
Down trees cleared, tread good. Open and running for the season!
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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3 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
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  • + 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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  • + 3
flag sachou (Jun 9, 2018 at 22:08)
 Exposed and with great views up top, a few fun rock rolls. Gets very tight and technical once it gets into the woods. Lots of very fun drops over tree roots, all spaced to flow well at a certain speed. Make sure your brakes, suspension, and skill are up for it.
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