Mad River (Lower) Details
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.
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-2,603 ft
Altitude min1,632 ft
Altitude start4,309 ft
Altitude end1,706 ft
Distance climb6 miles
Distance down10 miles
Distance flat4,414 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Mad River (Lower) Trail Reports
Aug 14, 2018 @ 7:15amAug 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 @ 4:26pmJun 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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|Mad River EPIC||32 miles|
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