Distance: 6.3 miles
Terrain: Dirt trails, single-track, loop
Elevation: 4,236 to 4,690 feet (overall elevation gain 815 feet)
Best time to go: Late spring through fall
How to get there: Devil’s Spur trailhead is located one mile from the Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort. Drive up Squilchuck Road toward Mission Ridge. About 3.5 miles past Squilchuck State Park, you’ll see a parking lot located on the right side of a switchback in the road. A rock outcropping on the right side of the road/switchback serves as a nice landmark for the trailhead. Trail starts on a closed forest road and transitions to single-track trail. Cross over Liberty Beehive Road and continue on the Pipeline trail. Watch for flags on the left, marking the turnoff for the steep single-track trail down to the Mission Ridge parking lot. Run down Squilchuck Road back to trailhead parking lot.
Highlights: Trail offers expansive views of the Wenatchee Valley. At more than 4,000 feet in elevation, it is a great place to escape the summer heat.
Lowlights: Keep your eyes on the trail; for roughly a half mile at the top, there is a very steep drop off on your right. Share the trail with mountain bikes.
Things to know: A Northwest Forest pass is required for parking. Plan ahead; there are no facilities at the trailhead. Black bears are known to frequent the area.