6 miles
Distance
2,271 ft
Climb
-673 ft
Descent
01:50:48
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Martin Creek #429 Climb Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Angels Staircase / Uno Peak
    Twisp, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #21263 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    4.959%
  • Grade max
    -46.643%
  • Grade min
    40.519%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    333 ft
  • Avg time
    01:50:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:29
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Status:
on Sep 22, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Martin Creek... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 25 miles avg distance
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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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      Angel's Staircase (Foggy Dew Entrance)
      30 miles

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