Washington's best? You'll have plenty of folks who'll vote this to be it!
You have to go through hell before you get to heaven.... From the lower parking lot it is an eleven mile climb to the top of Devil's Gulch. A long long climb that gives at least one indication of why this trail is named after the fallen angel. However, once at the top you will be rewarded with scenic views of the North Cascades. Best of all the single track is hard packed and usually dry. Long sweeping turns, wide open trails through old growth timber and sharp switch backs make the top of Devil's Gulch and intoxicating ride. No wonder there are so many sinners in the world! After a steep drop off the ridge you will be rocketing back and forth along each side of the canyon. The trail is smooth and fast all the way down and crosses the Mission Creek several times. The single track in Devil's Gulch is some of the smoothest and fastest in the state.
How to get there:
Take Hwy 2 to Cashmere. From the west take the first exit in town. From the east its the second exit. Go straight on Division street and follow it as it bends right and turns into Pioneer Street. Go to Mission creek road and turn left. About half a mile later turn right at unmarked intersection. Cross Mission Creek and take first left... back onto Mission. Follow until the gravel begins and go left at fork in road. Road # is 7100. follow for about 3 miles and park at Devils Gulch Trail Head. Ride up road 7100 and stay right. turn right on liberty bee-hive Road #9712. Follow to Devil' Gulch trail.