“A great trail that descends for 12.6 miles over some interesting terrain.”
Bikers, equestrians, and motorcycles are also allowed on the trail, so be alert for other users.
After climbing up FS-7100 to FS-9712 (or shuttling), the start of the singletrack for Devils Gulch Trail #1220 climbs a few hundred feet before beginning the downhill. The smooth trail starts off with a few ups and downs before flattening out. After crossing Mission Ridge Trail, you'll negotiate a series of tight switchbacks as you work your way down to Mission Creek.
The balance of the downhill runs along the creek and crosses back and forth a few times with some rocky dips down to the water. As you continue down the remaining miles of the descent the trail turns northeast. The final stretch can be a bit overgrown and leads over a small bridge and back to the lower trail access point and parking area.