6.1 miles
Distance
2,075 ft
Climb
-360 ft
Descent
02:05:52
Avg time
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  • USFS
    Land Manager

Martin Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Angels Staircase / Uno Peak
    Twisp, Washington
  • Ref Number
    #429
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #36522 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33125 in E-Biking
    • #37601 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 100 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    USFS

The first mile descends through mixed Douglas fir and subalpine forest to the stream ford and then switches back, up for 0.75 miles and begins traveling above Martin Creek. At 4 miles the Martin Lake Trail goes off to the right. The route continues through subalpine forest to about 7,000 feet. It then enters an open meadow basin with scattered trees below Martin Peak. Still gaining elevation to 7,220 feet the trail crosses the divide between Martin Creek and Foggy Dew Creek. Just beyond the high ground the Cooney Lake Trail is off to the right. Then the trail descends through scattered trees and exposed rock and boulders, eventually into dense subalpine forest to the junction with the Foggy Dew Trail. On the Foggy Dew Trail it's another 5 miles to the Foggy Dew Trailhead. (cut and pasted from the USFS website)

This area is popular with motorbike users and is gaining popularity with mountain bikers. Specific Hazards/Difficulties: Be considerate of all trail users, when encountering stock on the trail, lean your bike against the cutslope of the trail. Talk to the horseriders so the stock can recognize your location and not feel threatened by your actions. Move off the lower side of the trail and continue talking to the animals until all have past. Mountain bikers and hikers can take their packs and bikes off the lower side of the trail with them, and talk to the animals to reassure them. These measures will assure safety to everyone for their common enjoyment.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Martin Creek Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,716 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,261 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,263 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,537 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,254 ft
  • Grade
    5.4%
  • Grade max
    -26.1%
  • Grade min
    46.1%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    499 ft
  • Avg time
    02:05:52
  • Avg reverse time
    01:19:03
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Ideal
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      Martin Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 5, 2023 @ 1:42am
      Sep 5, 2023
      Perfect conditions
      Sep 5, 2023 @ 1:41am
      Sep 5, 2023
      Perfect conditions. No issues.
      Jul 14, 2023 @ 1:24am
      Jul 14, 2023
      Oct 9, 2022 @ 9:29am
      Oct 9, 2022
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 11:18am
      Jul 10, 2022
      Significant snow at the top of the climb still. Quite a bit of water runoff in the tread on the top 1/4 of the trail as well. Two downed trees....
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