1 miles
46 ft
-583 ft
2,927 ft
High Point

Bowen Traverse Details

  • Riding Area
    Pipestone Canyon
    Winthrop, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

The Bowen Traverse is a great single-track route to access the Pipestone area, allowing you to park at the end of the pavement, and extend your single-track time.

Stunning in the springtime when the balsam root flowers and lupine are in bloom!

Heading from west to east, you'll be traversing the lower part of Bowen Mountain (which will be on your left side). This trail climbs but not too difficult, just steady. Of course, on your return it's a flowy fast descent.

From the eastern-most end of this trail section you can continue on single track, cross Bowen Creek (narrow wood ladder bridge) and choose one of 3 single track routes across a huge meadow that leads toward Pipestone Canyon.

Access Info

Park at the junction of Bear Creek Road and Lester Road. Ride your bike up Lester Road about 0.3 miles and get on the trail at the apex of the road's first switchback turn. Ride about 100 yards and pass through as steel gate and continue.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!


This is an old horse/cow trail,

More Stats for Bowen Traverse bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -537 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,387 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,925 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,387 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,165 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    361 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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