From the Devil's Gulch (Mission Ridge) trailhead, ride up and up the dirt road, past the upper trailhead and parking area for Devil's Gulch. 1.8 mi. further and 600 feet higher, reach Mission Creek trailhead Rest, tune up bike, and boogie.
Rough martian lava forest, Sweet water gnome creek,
Smooth switches, strafing runs next. Cross Devil's Gulch Trail and puff up. On top, take in the 360 view.
On top, you descend a slightly serated ridge for about 3500 feet in 8 miles. Look at "da little girlie devil's gulch trail" about 2,000 feet below you. The switchbacks ? Like buttah !!!
A popular alternative is to ride up the Devil's Gulch trail from the parking lot rather than the fire road. The distance and level of effort is about the same.
How to get there:
East on Hwy.2,take first Cashmere exit south on Mission Creek, past pavement and turn right past the "Sanford and Son's car lot. The Devil's Gulch (Mission Ridge) trailhead is a few minutes ahead.
Why would people DRIVE their bikes up 4K when they could RIDE them?