Camas: Red Hill Tr1223 - Red Devil Tr1221

3D view of Camas Red Hill Trail 1223

Overall: 8

Aerobic: 7

Technical: 7

Steepness: 7

Flow: 8

Singletrack: 100%

The trails which extend south of the Little Camas Creek include Red Hill Tr1223, Red Hill Spur Tr1223.1 and Red Devil Tr1221, with Tronsen Ridge as the southern boundary of this trail system.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 14mi

Ascent

Intense

Elevation Change

TH:1750'
Avg Ascent:4700'

Ascent Incline

12%

Duration

Avg: 3hr

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Forecast

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The ride can start from the FR7104 Red Hill Tr1223 TH, or the Mission Ridge Tr1201 TH can also be used to access these trails.

A CCW from the Mission Ridge Tr1201 THView of the Mission Ridge TH
View of the Mission Ridge TH
enables the ride to end with the Red Hill Spur Tr1223.1 downhill. Starting from the FR7104 Red Hill Tr1223 TH results in tackling the rugged Red Devil Tr1221 terrain on the way back to the TH.

The steep, sustained ascents make this ride seem longer than it actually is, and lead many to use the forest roads to create a 15.4mi (4700' ascent) loop.

Better to arrange a shuttle than grind up 9.4mi of forest road for 5.8mi of downhill.

The Red Hill Tr1223 switchbacks are hike-a-bike and Red Devil Tr1221 in either direction involves some hike-a-bike, but for strong climbers a CCW loop of these two trails is the best option.

Red Hill Tr1223 can be linked with Tronsen Ridge Tr1204, using some unmarked singletrack, FR7200 and FR257, into a 20.5mi (6700' ascent) CCW loop.

A GPS is suggested, as some pathfinding is required on the unmarked and rarely used singletrack section, and FR257 is not much of a road. Plan for 7hrs and bring extra supplies, and be prepared for the full Red Hill Tr1223 downhill experience, a great way to end any ride.

Directions: NW Forest Pass required right at the TH. From Cashmere, take Division St to Pioneer Street, then go left on Mission Cr Rd. In .5mi turn right at unmarked intersection, cross Mission Creek, then take the first left...back onto Mission Cr Rd. The road turns to gravel, then go left at the fork onto FR7100. Go 3mi and park at the Mission Ridge Tr1201 TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Red Devil, Red Hill Trail 1223 Topo Map

Loop Directions

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Red Hill Area Topo Map

  • TH: From the lower Devils Gulch / Mission Ridge Tr1201 TH, ride to the T intersection and go right onto Red Devil Tr1221. Traverse the hillside drainages, crossing a creek at 1mi and 2.4mi. After a sharp switchback at 3.3mi, descend to a creek crossing at 3.9mi, then descend to the Red Hill Tr1223 intersection.
  • 5.2mi: Go left onto Red Hill Tr1223, with a 1.2mi, steep but steady switchback ascent to the sloping ridgeline starting at 5.9mi, requiring some hike-a-bike. Strong climbers should be able to manage the ridgeline ascent, but the sustained climbing of the sloping ridgeline may require some hike-a-bike for intermediate riders.
  • 7.7mi: Cross the forest road, followed by a few switchbacks then pass the FR7104 intersection at 8mi. Ride alongside FR7104 to the Red Hill Spur Tr1223.1 intersection, with a break in the ascent at 8.6mi.
  • 9.5mi: Climb to a saddle and go left onto Red Hill Spur Tr1223.1, with a brief climb to the ride summit at 9.8mi, as the trail bends sharply around a ridgetop. Descend the steep ridgeline slope to a switchback at 10.7mi, leading to the steepest descent of the ride.
  • 12.8mi: Go left onto Devils Gulch Tr1220 and continue the descent to the Mission Ridge Tr1201 intersection, then go left and ride to the TH.

 

 

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Trail Index

This Ride

Red Devil Trail 1221, Red Hill Trail 1223, Red Hill Spur Trail 1223.1, Tronsen Ridge Trail 1204

XC Ski

XC-006 Swauk Sno Park, XC-140, XC-623, XC-9714, XC-9715

Campgrounds

Tronsen Campground

 

Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

 

 

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