5 miles
883 ft
-1,033 ft
Avg time
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Red Devil Details

  • Riding Area
    Devils - Mission
    Wenatchee, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
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  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #8880 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Whether you’re a mountain biker or a trail runner, this loop spans nicely graded trails that are well maintained and quite buffed out. The trails dissect beautiful glades of Ponderosa pines and pine grass, traverse ridges with views out to the Enchantments and Mission Ridge, and also cuts through cooler, darker stands of Douglas fir. This loop makes a superb ride or run but hikers might find that, for the distance traveled, not enough time is spent up high where the views are best.

Permits: A Northwest Forest Pass is needed to park at the trailhead and day passes can be purchased at the trailhead. Note: There a number of pullouts on the side of the access road about ½ a mile from the trailhead that can be used free of charge.

Don't Ride Soft /Wet Trails. Please stay off trails and when they are wet/soft and you're leaving wheel ruts that are deeper than 1/4 inch (these become grooves for water and greatly accelerate erosion). A rule of thumb to consider: Could 100 people ride the trails in this condition without messing up the surface? If the answer is 'no' please turn around.

Don't Just Be a User. These trails need frequent maintenance and much of the work is done by volunteers. If you use this trail, help maintain it. To join trail maintenance parties, contact Das Rad Haus in Leavenworth (509-548-5615) or Central Washington Chapter of Evergreen.

Trip Instructions:

Start up the Red Hill Trail from the trailhead (el 1,580’) at the end of the parking lot near the toilet. Cross a stream immediately and in 50 yards go straight across a gravel road.
Mile 0.15. At a trail junction take the right onto Red Hill Trail (No 1223). The other trail is the Red Devil Trail (No. 1221) and you’ll be returning on it.
Mile 0.6. At another trail junction stay left on the Red Hill Trail. The trail climbs steadily uphill on a nicely graded path, making a number of switchbacks.
Mile 2.25 (el 2,660’). Go straight across an old road and keep climbing.
Mile 3.9 (el 3250 feet). Reach a T- intersection and turn left on the Red Hill Spur Trail (No 1223.1). The trail ahead will climb a little, follow a very scenic ridge for about a mile and then drop into Devils Gulch. Note: If you actually want to summit Red Hill (el 3,850’), do an out and back by going right at this intersection and climbing another 1.25 miles. Red Hill isn’t a very notable summit, but the trail to it is fun to ride.
Mile 7.2. At an intersection with the Devils Gulch Trail #1220 (el. 1,860’) turn left and keep heading downhill.
Mile 7.95 Mission Ridge Trail branches off to your right. Keep going straight.
Mile 8.05 Intersection with the Red Devil Trail #1221 (el. 1670’), go left and start climbing again. Note: If you go straight, you’ll reach the Lower Devils Gulch Trailhead in about 150 yards—obviously you could do this route starting at this trailhead as well.
Mile 9.6. After climbing steadily for about 1.5 miles, you’ll reach a shoulder at 2,460 feet. From here the trail will drop a little and climb a little for 1.5 miles and then drop steadily back down the car for another 1.7 miles.
Mile 12.60. Return the trail junction you visited near the start of the trip. Go straight.
Mile 12.75. End of trip.

Access Info

From Pioneer Drive in Cashmere (across from Vale Elementary), turn south onto Mission Creek Rd, following signs for Devils Gulch. Go 0.45 mile to a T-intersection, turn right, cross the creek, and then turn left onto the continuation of Mission Creek Road. Go to pavement’s end (6.7 miles from where you turned off Pioneer Drive). At the end of pavement, enjoy the incredible junkyard flanking the road. It looks like you can’t continue and a pack of barking dogs is likely to greet you. Ignore all this—this is a county road. Cross a little bridge and, immediately afterwards, take the right fork in the road. In another 75 yard you’re out of this misplaced piece of Appalachia disrupting the space-time continuum. In another mile, the road ends at the Red Hill/Sand Creek trailhead. Facilities here include a pit toilet and primitive camping spots (bring your own water).

More Stats for Red Devil bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -110 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,642 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,519 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,754 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,644 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    745 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 15, 2018
Avg: 4.85 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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      Red Devil Trail Reports

      Sep 15, 2018 @ 2:00pm
      Sep 15, 2018
      Tree down on the south side
      Oct 10, 2017 @ 2:02pm
      Oct 10, 2017
      No obstructions encountered, a little dry in places.
      Jul 28, 2017 @ 7:14pm
      Jul 28, 2017
      Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps). Saw a bear on the road a mile from the Sand creek TH today. It was mellow .
      May 29, 2017 @ 7:03pm
      May 29, 2017
      Trail is overall in good shape. Slightly overgrown in places, but not too bad. Tough climbs in places doing the loop ccw (Red Hill Spur trail),...
      May 17, 2016 @ 3:23pm
      May 17, 2016
      Overgrown vegetation in spots, but nothing too crazy. Otherwise trail is completely clear and good to go.
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag sngltrkmnd (May 28, 2015 at 8:47)
       I recommend parking at the Red Devil TH to begin a Devils Gulch/Mission Ridge loop. After finishing MR, ride down Mission Creek road to Sand Creek Rd and hang a left to get back to your vehicle.
      • + 1
      flag dhance (May 17, 2016 at 15:26)
       Or just ride Red Devil back. It's fun both ways, but I prefer the ride from Devil's Gulch TH to Sand Creek TH.
      • + 0
      flag bizango-x (May 29, 2017 at 19:07)
       We rode it ccw from the Devil's Gulch trailhead. I wouldn't want to ride it the other way, but I can see starting at the Sand Creek trailhead being a good option as well...the downhill into that area was one of the most fun.
      • + 0
      flag i-g-o-r (Sep 5, 2017 at 23:58)
       The dapp scent towards Sandy creek is super flowy and my favorite in the area. You can combine the ccw Red hill spur loop with the lower Devils Gulch and Mission ridge for an epic early season route
      • + 1
      flag ashlemon (Mar 12, 2018 at 9:31)
       This trail is a great out and back for a 10 mile, 2500'ish ride. Trail stays in the woods and is well shaded and usually excellent loamy dirt - as opposed to Red Hill and Red Hill spur which are pretty loose and rocky/sandy.

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