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Devils Gulch

 4.5 (28)

24.1 Miles 38.8 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

3,962' 1,208 m

Ascent

-3,973' -1,211 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

4,921' 1,500 m

High

1,720' 524 m

Low

Conditions


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Dry, Some Mud, Fallen Trees History

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One of the absolute top rides in the state, the downhill flow of Devils Gulch is the real deal.

Anthony Harasimowicz

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

A classic fire road climb and singletrack descent, Devils Gulch Trail has few equals in the Evergreen State, and possibly the country. The smooth, sculpted, roller coaster-like downhill run is that good.
Dogs are prohibited on the trail.

Need to Know

Hikers, equestrians, and motorcycles are also allowed on the trail, so be alert on the downhill romp for other users. Advanced riders will actually climb up Devils Gulch Trail to then return down Mission Ridge Trail for a 100% singletrack ride.

Description

Although many will shuttle this ride and bypass the nearly 12 mile climb for the immediate payoff, those who like to earn their reward with pain and sweat will march up the gravel fire road en route to an awesome singletrack descent. The access for the Devils Gulch (and Mission Ridge) trailhead is from the small parking area off of FS 7100. From the parking area head south and continue on FS 7100 starting to climb. After two miles, bypass FS 7101 and turn right staying on FS 7100. The uphill grind is long but manageable. At the nine mile mark turn right on FS 9712 and continue to a small gravel area where you'll pickup the top access point for Devils Gulch Trail, #1220.

Finally on the singletrack, the trail climbs a few hundred feet higher before beginning the downhill onslaught. The smooth trail starts off fast with a few ups and downs before flattening out. After crossing Mission Ridge Trail, you'll negotiate a series of tight, technical switchbacks as you work your way down to Mission Creek.

The balance of the downhill runs along the creek and darts back and forth a few times with some rocky dips down to the water. As you blast down the remaining miles of the descent the trail turns northeast. The final stretch can be a bit overgrown and leads over a small bridge and back to the parking area.

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Jun 24, 2018
Math Guy
You really pay the Devil his due on this one. Took me two hours to ride up in the heat. I saw a huge black bear about 6 miles into the downhill. 26.4mi — 5h 00m
Jun 12, 2018
Kevin Mehrer
The trail was washed out at several spots but still navigable. Care should be taken around the few blind corners with loose rocky trail.
Oct 8, 2017
Bryan Nelson
Added Spur to Mission Ridge Ski Area and back 30mi — 3h 41m
Aug 3, 2017
kendallk Krause
Sep 4, 2016
Hugh Gren
Aug 15, 2016
Alana Armstrong
Hot day, exposed descent, lots of blind corners. Old motocross trail. Next time, climb up Devil's gulch and descend Mission Ridge. 24mi — 3h 26m
Jun 24, 2016
Montana Harkin
Devil's Gulch to Mission Ridge loop. Bear sighted about 7 miles in on Devil's Gulch https://www.strava.com/activities/619672242 17.7mi — 2h 59m
May 28, 2016
Brandon Musser
Took a 6 mile detour up Peavine Canyon road (oops). Upper half of the trail not in great condition, bottom half is excellent! 28.7mi

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 28 votes

#280

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  4.5 from 28 votes
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Its advanced for most because of the long climb and the never ending flowy downhill. The downhill takes a lot of energy because it really a standing ride, where sitting down is unrealistic. It is not technical. I found it to be really fun and easy. Super hot in the summer and a bazillion mosquitoes at the top because of a lot of standing water, even in July. Feb 23, 2018

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