2.5 miles
Distance
154 ft
Climb
-1,286 ft
Descent
00:16:18
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Twisp
    , Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #74816 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #90276 in Trail Running
    • #2331 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 100 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback

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 #434 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.

Area snow covered November into June.

Mosquitoes are ferocious in this area until August. Feel free to try the natural repellents, and avoid drinking carbonated drinks prior to riding, but Deet 100 may be the only protection from 'the swarm'.

Access Info

Directions: From Twisp take State Route 20 east for 3 miles, to junction with SR 153. Take SR 153 south for 12 miles to Okanogan County Road 1029 and follow a short distance to County Road 1034 (Gold Creek Loop). Take County Road 1034, which becomes Forest Service Road 4340, about 6 miles to Forest Service Road 4340-300 (Crater Creek Road). Take Forest Service Road 4340-300 for 4.6 miles to the Crater Creek Trailhead. Take the Eagle Lakes Trail 430 for 2 miles to the start of the Martin Creek Trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Martin Creek Trail 429 bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,132 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,050 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,207 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,207 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,076 ft
  • Grade max
    -41.098%
  • Grade min
    24.346%
  • Distance climb
    2,215 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    179 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:18
  • Avg reverse time
    01:06:25
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on Jul 13, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Martin Creek... Trail Reports

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      Jul 13, 2021 @ 8:48am
      Jul 13, 2021
      Couple trees down otherwise all clear. Not a bad uphill, just a few hike a bike sections near top but grade is otherwise mellow.
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 11:18am
      Aug 16, 2020
      Some loose rocks and dry. Still fun downhill; but would be no fun uphill.
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 11:04am
      Jul 4, 2020
      Trail is in good shape.
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 11:53am
      Aug 31, 2019
      Very dry, loose and rocky. moto and horse damage
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 8:49am
      Jul 20, 2019
      A lot of mosquitos but otherwise perfect
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      Nov 7, 2018 @ 2:46am
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