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      The Methow Valley offers up a diverse array of trails for multiple users. From high alpine to Valley floor, there are trails for every ability and skill level. Great area to go explore.

      PLEASE NOTE: Hunting season is October 17-27th 2020. Please be safe, choose your rides carefully and wisely, and please wear orange. Many multi-use trails are actively used by hunters during this time frame
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      Region Details
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      214
      Trails Mountain Bike
      153
      Trails E-Bike
      67
      Trails Hike
      206
      Trails Trail Running
      205
      Trails Horse
      50
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      31
      Trails Observed Trials
      9
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      9
      Trails Snowmobile
      3
      Trails Snowshoe
      4
      Trails Nordic Ski
      9
      Total Distance
      634 miles
      Total Descent
      103,720 ft
      Total Vertical
      7,617 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,728 ft
      Reports
      920
      Photos
      539
      Ridden Counter
      10,538

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      Feb 28, 2011 from backpacker.com
      → In An alpine park that’s as scenic—but not as stormy—as its famous neighbor ← OutNorth Cascades National Park’s fickle weather Hike...

      Popular Methow Valley Mountain Biking Trails

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      Climb It Change Lower
      Sun Mountain
      Buck Mountain
      Buck Mountain
      Climb It Change Upper
      Sun Mountain
      Chickadee connector
      Sun Mountain
      Pete's Dragon
      Sun Mountain
      Wild Turkey
      Sun Mountain
      Magpie multi-use
      Sun Mountain
      Buck Up Track
      Buck Mountain
      Martin Creek Trail
      Angels Staircase / Uno Peak
      Thompson Ridge
      Sun Mountain
      Patterson Lake Trail
      Sun Mountain
      Rendezvous Basin Loop
      Rendezvous Basin
      Angels Staircase
      Angels Staircase / Uno Peak
      Eagle Lake Trail
      Angels Staircase / Uno Peak
      Summit Trail
      Angels Staircase / Uno Peak

      Methow Valley Mountain Bike Routes

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      Angel's Staircase
      Angels Staircase / Uno Peak
      21 miles
      Buck Mountain 2020 (full loop w/ Buck Up)
      Buck Mountain
      14 miles
      The Foggy Lollipop
      Twisp
      15 miles
      Heavens Gate
      Twisp
      35 miles
      6 mile Black Bear
      Sun Mountain
      6 miles
      Chickadee to Thompson Ridge Trail loop
      Sun Mountain
      20 miles
      Angel's Staircase (Foggy Dew Entrance)
      Twisp
      30 miles
      The Great Western Traverse
      Twisp
      33 miles
      Crater Creek to Foggy Dew
      Angels Staircase / Uno Peak
      19 miles
      Buck Mountain Loop
      Buck Mountain
      13 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 7 rides
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      Past Week
      • 57 rides

      Photos of Methow Valley Mountain Bike

      1 |
      Aug 1, 2022 @ 11:21am
      Aug 1, 2022
      942 |
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 2:42pm
      Jul 7, 2019
      90 |
      Nov 7, 2018 @ 2:46am
      Nov 7, 2018
      91 |
      Nov 7, 2018 @ 2:46am
      Nov 7, 2018
      970 |
      Oct 7, 2017 @ 10:13am
      Oct 7, 2017
      409 |
      Aug 24, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Aug 24, 2017
      306 |
      Aug 24, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Aug 24, 2017
      718 |
      Aug 24, 2017 @ 11:54am
      Aug 24, 2017

      Videos of Methow Valley Mountain Bike

      Angel's Staircase
      9:16 | 309 | Oct 11, 2020
      From the top
      3:44 | | Aug 1, 2019
      Magpie to Black Bear
      trail: Black Bear
      7:04 | 717 | Oct 27, 2016
      HOME // Episode 2: East Side Adventure with...
      5:12 | 20456 | Jan 26, 2016
      Magpie - Sun Mountain
      3:05 | 108 | May 28, 2015
      youtuber Coal Creek and Pete's Dragon
      10:12 | 10 | Aug 6, 2022 , Winthrop
      youtuber Coal Creek and Pete's Dragon
      trail: Coal Creek
      10:12 | 11 | Aug 6, 2022 , Winthrop
      Methow Valley | Winthrop Mountain Biking |...
      4:07 | 1193 | Jun 15, 2020 , Winthrop

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Ronja, the robbers daughter
      Pipestone Canyon
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 6:31pm
      Jul 26, 2022
      DrynbburgSo overgrown you can't see the trail. ...
      West Fork Methow Trail
      Winthrop
      Jul 18, 2022 @ 9:29pm
      Jul 18, 2022
      Drynwink88trail is clear of down to pct, brush is...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Meadowhawk Trail
      Winthrop
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 5:49pm
      Aug 6, 2022
      Variablegetting a bit brushy. had to stop a...Gcbrandt
      Lightning Creek
      Pipestone Canyon
      Aug 1, 2022 @ 1:11pm
      Aug 1, 2022
      Very DryThe bottom two-thirds is deep sand or...drummonb
      Rendezvous Basin Loop
      Rendezvous Basin
      Jul 24, 2022 @ 9:15am
      Jul 24, 2022
      DryLittle bushy for small section in the...Machaggis
      Middle Fork Beaver Creek Trail
      Pipestone Canyon
      Jul 22, 2022 @ 10:12am
      Jul 22, 2022
      Variable Large tree down across trail, blocking traildrummonb
      Bear Mountain Trail
      Pipestone Canyon
      Jul 17, 2022 @ 4:37pm
      Jul 17, 2022
      VariableMinor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts...katdw
      Yellowjacket-Black Bear Connector
      Winthrop
      Jul 11, 2022 @ 12:16pm
      Jul 11, 2022
      IdealAll good.WanderingPitcher
      Eagle Lake Trail
      Angels Staircase / Uno Peak
      Jul 11, 2022 @ 10:34am
      Jul 11, 2022
      VariableClear of downfall. (Thanks moto folks!)...anniek GVC
      Foggy Dew Trail
      Angels Staircase / Uno Peak
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 11:18am
      Jul 10, 2022
      DryAll dry and cleared of down treesanniek GVC
      Martin Creek Trail
      Twisp
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 11:18am
      Jul 10, 2022
      Snow Cover InadequateNumerous snow patches. Passable, but...anniek GVC
      Martin Creek Trail
      Angels Staircase / Uno Peak
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 11:18am
      Jul 10, 2022
      Snow Cover InadequateSignificant snow at the top of the climb...anniek GVC

      Activity Feed

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      user #1180777MachaggiswishlistrouteChickadee to Thompson Ridge Trail loop
      Aug 16, 2022 @ 9:34pm
      8 mins
      user #2226933hauteroutewishlisttrailRendezvous Basin Loop
      Aug 16, 2022 @ 9:02pm
      40 mins
      user #2226933hauteroutewishlistrouteStarvation Mountain Loop
      Aug 16, 2022 @ 8:56pm
      46 mins
      user #619612ckoontaddtrailSunrise Lake Trail
      Aug 16, 2022 @ 8:53pm
      49 mins
      user #2226933hauteroutewishlistrouteAngel's Staircase
      Aug 16, 2022 @ 8:43pm
      1 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #1825503Funky11trailPete's DragonI normally take climb it change lower then hop...
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 11:52am
      Aug 2, 2022
      user #2980396SakoHirata267trailBuck Mtn Loop Road EndingThere’s a fun little single track to the...
      Aug 1, 2022 @ 9:05am
      Aug 1, 2022
      user #3107526CooperYoung3trailPete's DragonWhat is the best way to get to this trail?
      Jul 11, 2022 @ 5:45pm
      Jul 11, 2022
      user #592095josephrbrowntrailCoal CreekIt is open
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 6:02am
      Jul 10, 2022
      user #1423030johndouglasmackaytrailCoal CreekIs this trail open? Or closed due to fire...
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 4:53am
      Jul 10, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike153414 miles76,145 ft186 miles6,631 ft
      538917168,042
      E-Bike67199 miles40,948 ft99 miles6,617 ft
      606149
      Hike206621 miles101,811 ft233 miles7,618 ft
      1904191,242
      Trail Running205619 miles101,555 ft232 miles7,618 ft
      9086245
      Horse50171 miles25,961 ft56 miles7,618 ft
      3391
      Dirtbike/Moto31139 miles25,984 ft70 miles6,106 ft
      29817
      Observed Trials937 miles8,845 ft26 miles5,108 ft
      17
      ATV/ORV/OHV937 miles8,845 ft26 miles5,108 ft
      2704
      Snowmobile320 miles1,791 ft4 miles5,020 ft
      4
      Snowshoe46 miles1,234 ft2 miles1,135 ft
      346
      Nordic Ski99 miles1,286 ft4 miles1,401 ft
      31952
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