Devil's Gulch

4.29 out of 5
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↑ 4,200 ft
↓ 4,100 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This trail starts out with a steady climb, criss-crossing Mission Creek several times as it heads up the canyon. At roughly 3600' the real fun begins when switchbacks come into play. The last two miles are brutal on the legs and lungs, but the views of the surrounding peaks are incredible. The trail tops out at around 4400'. After a rest and refuel at the top, take the trail back down and enjoy some of the smoothest singletrack in the state. It's fast, dry and demanding on the body, but well worth the extensive climb to the top. I would recommend the in and out route of this trail versus taking the fire road up. Take plenty of fluid and energy bars for this one folks!!!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (19 total check-ins)
  jaugustine28   on Oct 14, 2019
  Marvin Buenaventura   on Aug 31, 2019
  jaugustine28   on Aug 20, 2019
  jaugustine28   on Aug 13, 2019
  jaugustine28   on Aug 5, 2019
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Reviews (7)


March 16, 2016
PacNWMTB Gnarly  
Review: If you choose not to shuttle, be prepared to work and stay hydrated. It's an epic ride and will demand all riders to grind it out to the top. But, the views are incredible and your reward is a blistering descent.

Similar Trail: Mission Ridge

Granny Gear

November 18, 2014
Review: Smooth, banked turn single track for days. It's sure to have you smiling from ear-to-ear.


July 19, 2014
Reimiraa Gramcounter  
Review: Didn't see how to set is as trail conditions. I heard that this trail is booby trapped with fishing line at head level with hooks hanging. From a local trails site.
Be careful out there.


October 23, 2008
Review: It is a classic trail. You can ride up it but it is quicker (under 2 hrs) to ride the road (FS RD 7100 to 9712). + you don't get in the way of bikers doing 30+mph riding down. You can also shuttle it if you want. It is a fun and very fast trail that everyone should do!

* Review edited 10/22/2008

Similar Trail: Sun Top

Bunny Hop

October 21, 2008
viewsion Bunny Hop  
Review: One of the best! Up Devils Gulch trail and down Mission Ridge.

Granny Gear

June 12, 2006
marcy Granny Gear  
Review: I would recommend a shuttle to the top! We opted to ride the 11 miles up, and it was KILLER. Starts out ok for the first 2 miles but then the hills are STEEP and non stop. After 4.5 hours up, you are too tired to enjoy going down!! take a shuttle!

January 1, 1970
Review: This is a great down hill as there is good access to the upper end. It follow along for about a mile without much change in elevation, and then it's down down on mostly smooth and fast tread. There are some switchbacks, drop offs, and narrow sections but all in all it's a great trail and all ride able. This has become a very popular trail. This trail crosses the Mission Ridge Trail so at the trail intersection keep to the left. This trail is on the C to C Route.

Devil's Gulch MTB Trail 4.29 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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