6 miles
Distance
2,555 ft
Climb
-228 ft
Descent
01:31:17
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Cutthroat Pass Trail

Cutthroat Pass Details

  • Riding Area
    Methow Valley
    Winthrop, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12240 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

A nice consistent climb from top to bottom, the higher you go, the better the views become. Note that you join with the pacific crest trail at the top, but bikes are NOT allowed on the pacific crest trail, please respect the closure for now, and support the Sustainable Trails Coalition to reverse this closure. Fast, fun, flowy back to your vehicle with a bit of tech rock and tight switchbacks - but be mindful of traffic coming uphill.

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More Stats for Cutthroat Pass bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,328 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,473 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,821 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,493 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,821 ft
  • Grade
    7.737%
  • Grade max
    -19.21%
  • Grade min
    38.986%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4,129 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,320 ft
  • Avg time
    01:31:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:46:32
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Status:
on Oct 14, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.75 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Cutthroat Pass Trail Reports

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      Oct 14, 2018 @ 8:28pm
      Oct 14, 2018
      Good dirt! Even better views. And no more horse shit.
      Sep 30, 2018 @ 11:20am
      Sep 30, 2018
      Incredible ride! The larches are prime, and the reds from the blueberries/huckleberries are exploding right now. Trail was dry but the cold...
      Sep 26, 2018 @ 12:02pm
      Sep 26, 2018
      An orgy for your eyes
      Aug 7, 2018 @ 11:10am
      Aug 7, 2018
      reporter Fire Danger is over and trail reopened!
      Jul 30, 2018 @ 8:02am
      Jul 30, 2018
      reporter **CLOSED** USFS Okanogan | A very active 125-acre wildfire is burning in heavy timber in an inaccessible area of the Methow Valley Ranger...
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      Sep 30, 2018
      Cutthroat Pass, Seattle

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