Lake Creek Orv Tr1443

3D view of Lake Creek Orv Trail #1443

Overall: 8

Aerobic: 10

Technical: 8

Steepness: 8

Flow: 5

Singletrack: 100%

Lake Creek Orv Tr1443 is a steep ascent from the Entiat River basin past the Lake Creek basin and up to the rugged, angular Devils Backbone ridgeline.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 22mi

Ascent

Mt Goat

Elevation Change

TH:2200'
Avg Ascent:6500'

Ascent Incline

11%

Duration

Avg: 6hr

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Easy TH access ensures heavy weekend ORV traffic, and the elevation shortens the ride to July-August, so find a nice summer weekday to experience this ride.

Instead of starting this perfectly good ride with an 'epic' 13mi fireroad ascent, either start from the Halfway Spring campground and ride out FR5904, or (for stronger climbers or those willing to do some hike-a-bike) simply start from the Lake Creek campground TH.

Either way, after climbing to the top of Lake Creek Orv Tr1443 and riding Devils Backbone Orv Tr1448 to Angle Peak, either return on Four Mile Ridge Orv Tr1445 or Angle Peak Orv Tr1444 and head back to the TH.

The 18mi FR5904 ride involves 4700' of climbing and offers excellent views of the Pawn Lakes and the Lake Creek basin.

Four Mile Ridge Orv Tr1445 is the more rugged return option, passing Bear Lake then dropping off the angular ridgeline into the basin.

Directions: NW Forest Pass required right at the TH. 29mi from Entiat. Entiat River Rd to FR51 then either start from the Lake Cr. CG or cross the Entiat river upstream on FR5606 (from FR51) and drive down to the TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Angle Peak, Four Mile Ridge, Devils Backbone, Lake Creek Trail #1443 Topo Map

Loop Directions

only the first 8 miles of the FR climb are steep..

Lake Creek Area Topo Map

  • TH: Ascending from the Lake Creek campground TH, tackle .8mi of rough terrain through three switchbacks. Ascending the Lake Creek drainage, reach FR5900 at 1.45mi, near a curve in the road, then cross some doubletrack and parallel FR5900 until 2.7mi.
  • 4.5mi: As the trail opens up into the Lake Creek basin, cross Lake Creek then cross FR5904, maybe wishing that had been the trailhead. Pass Upper Pawn Lake at 5.1mi.
  • 5.5mi: Pass the Four Mile Ridge Orv Tr1445 intersection on the right, then cross several Lake Creek tributaries. Pass the Angle Peak Orv Tr1444 intersection on the right at 6.5mi and start the final switchback ascent to the Devils Backbone Orv Tr1448 TH.
  • 9.2mi: Go right onto Devils Backbone Orv Tr1448 TH, with a brief climb leading to a rugged ridgeline, passing East Point on the way to the 3-ridged Angle Peak.
  • 12.2mi: Pass the Angle Peak Orv Tr1444 intersection on the right then take Four Mile Ridge Orv Tr1445 and ascend 1.6mi to the Bear Lake overlook, then drop sharply off the ridge into a steep, switchback descent.
  • 16.3mi: Go left onto Lake Creek Orv Tr1443 and return to the TH.

 

 

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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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