10 miles
Distance
4,732 ft
Climb
-359 ft
Descent
01:56:47
Avg time
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Lake Creek Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Mad River - Entiat
    Plain, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

Lake Creek Trail forms a scenic loop when combined with Angle Peak, Devils Backbone and Four Mile Ridge Trails. It is open to hikers, stock, motorbikes and mountain bikes and is 10.6 miles in length.

Access Info

Lake Creek Trail can be accessed from the Entiat River Road a few miles after it enters the Wenatchee National Forest. I am not going to lie -- this is pretty much a climb the whole way to the intersection with four-mile ridge trail at 6 miles (that is as far as I went although you can continue to take Lake Creek to an intersection with Devil's Backbone trail). However there are some great views of the Entiat Valley along the lower three miles - be sure to have seat and have a snack or water and take in the view. After about three miles the trail heads more towards Lake Chelan and enters the Alpine level at about four miles - which is very quiet and peaceful. A good loop (might take 2-3 days) is to hike Lake Creek Trail to Devils Backbone Trail, DB Trail to Four Mile Ridge Trail, and FMR trail to Lake Creek Trail.
Conditions: Looks like this trail has been mostly used by trail bikes ( I didn;t encounter a single one though). At about four miles the trail crossed a forest service road, be sure to take right up the road, after crossing lake creek (under the road) the trail will continue to your left (as of 6/19/04 this was unmarked but the trail appeared to have been excellently maintained).

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More Stats for Lake Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    4,373 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,282 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,698 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,282 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,655 ft
  • Grade
    8.716%
  • Grade max
    -19.113%
  • Grade min
    35.913%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    5,208 ft
  • Distance flat
    267 ft
  • Avg time
    01:56:47
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Status:
on Jun 16, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to lake-creek-trail trailhead (47.938650, -120.517020)
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Lake Creek Trail Trail Reports

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Jun 16, 2018 @ 9:26am
Jun 16, 2018
Climbed 5 miles up from lake Creek campgrounds. Burtal grind of a climb due to loose soil and Moto whoops. Nice views along the way at least. ...
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Lake Creek Trail, Seattle
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Lake Creek Trail, Wenatchee
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Aug 29, 2017 @ 9:26pm
Aug 29, 2017
Lake Creek Trail, Wenatchee

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag cmberg (Aug 29, 2017 at 21:39)
 This is a moto trail, but in IMO, the best kind for decending on a mountain bike. Positive camber, ruts, lots of whoops. Dirt is soft but supportable. Not too much chunder or baby heads. The top is good. The lower 1/3 is beyond fun.
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flag goatzebra (Sep 27, 2017 at 19:13)
 Rode Lake Creek starting from top, then turned uphill at Four Mile Ridge trail. It's loose, fast, rutted, great for going down hill but would be a serious drag in the opposite direction. No blowdowns/blockages - motorbikes certainly are good for that.
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