6 miles
2,271 ft
-673 ft
Avg time
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  • Riding area
    Twisp, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

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.

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.

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More Stats for Martin Creek Trail #429 Climb mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,598 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,306 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,256 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,610 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,208 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    333 ft
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on Oct 8, 2017
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to martin-creek-trail-429-climb trailhead (48.214770, -120.294410)
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Martin Creek... Trail Reports

Oct 8, 2017 @ 7:38am
Oct 8, 2017
10/7 Snow above ~7k but still riding well.
Sep 29, 2017 @ 8:09am
Sep 29, 2017
Ridden on 9/28. No snow but that could change this weekend. Dry and dusty down low but surprisingly tacky for such conditions.
Sep 21, 2017 @ 8:08am
Sep 21, 2017
reporter Fire danger on this trail is gone. Higher trail(s) may have new snow on them.
Sep 19, 2017 @ 7:38am
Sep 19, 2017
reporter Trail is not in the fire area and appears to be open 9/19. Likely faced with snow from 6000 feet and up, so pack layers and backcountry gear. ...
Sep 11, 2017 @ 2:37pm
Sep 11, 2017
As of 9/5/17 currently within the USFS closure area for the Uno Peak fire.
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