Mad River Orv Tr1409 is a moderate river trail with steady climbing for 14mi, providing access to the Tyee Ridge trail system, and a fine river ride all by itself.
Burned out in the 1994 Tyee Creek fire, the trail is a rough, technical climb, so either shuttle or be ready for some hike-a-bike.
The apocalyptic landscape will give plenty to look at along the way.
The Tyee Rdg Tr1415 page covers other Tyee Ridge loops.
An alternate descent can be created by combining Mad River Tr1409 with Miners Rdg Tr1411 and the very steep Hornet Rdg Tr1409 into a 28mi, 6700' ascent near-epic ride, for those seeking something more exciting than the Mad River Orv Tr1409 descent.
Mad River Tr1409 can be combined Tyee Ridge Orv Tr1415 and either Billy Cr Tr1416 or Billy Ridge Tr1413 into a too-epic 42mi, 9200' ascent CW lollipop. Bring some carbs.
Hornet Ridge Trail 1410, Mad River Orv Trail 1409, Miners Ridge Trail 1411
Alder Ridge Trail 1523, Basalt Ridge Trail 1515, Billy Creek Trail 1416, Billy Ridge Trail 1413, Blue Creek Orv Trail 1426, Chikamin Creek Orv Trail 1534, Chiwawa Orv Trail 1548, Cougar Mountain Orv Trail 1420, Cougar Ridge Orv Trail 1418, Entiat River Trail 1400, Hi Yu Orv Trail 1403, Jimmy Creek Trail 1419, Lost Lake Orv Trail 1421, Middle Tommy Orv Trail 1424, Nason Ridge Trail 1583, North Tommy Orv Trail 1425, Pond Camp Trail 1409.2, Tyee Ridge Orv Trail 1415
Camp Nine Campground, Deer Camp Campground, Goose Creek Campground, Maverick Saddle Campground, Pine Flat Campground
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.