- Trail Description:
- Trail (ORV)
- Best During:
- July to September
- Trip Distance:
- 10.7 miles
- Ride Time:
- 3 to 4 hours
- Elevation Gain:
- 1,900 feet
- Overall Rating:
- Trailhead elevation 6,500 feet.
- Lake Creek Trail decends to the right. Continue straight riding along the ridge.
- Pass trail on right.
- Turn right onto Angle Peak Trail #1444 and head downhill. If you want to check out a good view point before you decend then ride past this intersection for another .2 mile where you will reach Angle Peak (elevation 6,700).
- Angle Peak Trail ends as it runs into Lake Creek Trail. Head uphill on Lake Creek Trail. If you are doing this ride as part of a shuttle system then turn left going down Lake Creek Trail. Follow the Lake Creek Trail Log from mile 17.3 to the end of the ride.
- Lake Creek Trail reaches Devils Backbone Trail. Turn left.
- Reach you car at the trailhead.
Entiat Ranger Station
P.O. Box 476
Entiat, WA 98822
Mountain Bike Resource - Trails - Devil's Backbone Ride Summary
This loop is entirely on trail and offers fantastic views. Start out by riding across a ridge called the "Devils Backbone" and then decend down to the Lake Creek Basin. This ride is unusual in that it ends with a climb back up trail. If you don't like the idea of ending with a climb you can shorten this ride by just riding the ridge top as an out-and-back. If you have two cars and want to ride more than 14 miles of trail, most of which is downhill, then use the shuttle system and leave one car at the bottom of the Lake Creek Trail on the Entiat River Road. Just combine the first 6.9 miles of this ride with the final 7.2 miles of the Lake Creek Ride. See the trail log for more details.
Directions To Trailhead
Drive Hwy 97 to Entiat. Turn west on to the Entiat River Road and drive up the valley for about 29 miles. Turn right on road #5900. Follow this road uphill for 13 miles ignoring a couple of road branching off to the left. Turn onto road #114 for .3 miles and turn right onto road #118. Drive to the end of the road where it meets the trailhead.
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