6 miles
2,271 ft
-673 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Martin Creek #429 Climb Trail


  • Riding Area
    Angels Staircase
    Twisp, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Martin Creek Trail #429 Climb 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
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 22, 2018
Avg: 4 (3 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 martin-creek-trail-429-climb trailhead (48.214770, -120.294410)
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Martin Creek... Trail Reports

Sep 22, 2018 @ 10:50am
Sep 22, 2018
Jul 24, 2018 @ 8:48am
Jul 24, 2018
reporter Entire trail is cleared of downed trees-7/2/18. Cutthroat Trout in the Martin Lake. Mosquitos and horseflies are present. All fords are stock...
Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:57pm
Jul 16, 2018
Angels Staircase loop all clear and in good shape. Heads up on main trail head closure starting July 30- Oct 31.
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.
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Oct 7, 2017 @ 10:31am
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Martin Creek Trail #429 Climb
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Oct 7, 2017 @ 10:30am
Oct 7, 2017
Martin Creek Trail #429 Climb

Routes with this trail

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The Foggy Lollipop
15 miles
Angel's Staircase
21 miles
Heavens Gate
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Angel's Staircase (Foggy Dew Entrance)
30 miles

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