15 miles
1,767 ft
-4,288 ft
4,188 ft
High Point
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Mad River (Lower) Details

  • Riding Area
    Leavenworth, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Spring / Fall
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking

A long, forested singletrack trail through sage and ponderosa pine that opens onto sunny hillsides a dips into shaded groves. The trail winds along the Mad River, offering views of the canyon and the remnants of the 1994 Tyee Creek Fire. A popular mountain biking destination, this trail is also a great hike for spring wildflowers.

Elevation: Pine Flats:1,800 feet; Maverick Saddle: 4,400 feet.

A Northwest Trails Pass is needed to park at the trailhead ($5 day pass or $30 annual pass). A pass can be purchased at a self-service station near the entrance to the campground.

Access Info

Follow Highway 97 to Entiat, then take the Entiat Valley Road 10.5 to just beyond Ardenvoir where you'll turn left onto Mad River Road No. 5700. About 2 miles from the turn, you'll reach a fork in the road. Continue straight on Road 5700--the other option forks left across a bridge and onto a gravel road. Continue on 5700 until you reach Pine Flat Campground in another 2 miles. Reach the Lower Mad River Trailhead from the Pine Flat Campground.

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More Stats for Mad River (Lower) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,522 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,646 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,168 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,646 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,421 ft
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on Aug 14, 2018
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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Mad River (Lower) Trail Reports

Aug 14, 2018 @ 7:15am
Aug 14, 2018
reporter It appears the Cougar Creek fire has moved down to lower Mad River. Trail should be considered closed. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6053/
Jun 16, 2017 @ 4:26pm
Jun 16, 2017
reporter Trail washed out about 3/4 of the way up: There is a washout at mile 11.2 (from Pine Flats) on the Mad River Trail #1409 between the...
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