Methow Trail 480 Details
Trail leaves the road about 1 mile west of the River Bend Campground. The trail follows the Methow River through an old 2003 burn area providing an interesting opportunity to see natural regeneration after a fire with more wild flowers, brush and wildlife. Many snags along the trail could come down in windy weather.
The trail passes through areas with avalanche slide chutes, brush and meadows for 8 miles to meet the Pacific Crest Trail. This trail serves as an alternate route to access the Pacific Crest Trail. (Note, biking on the PCT is not yet allowed).
From Winthrop drive 15 miles west on Highway 20 to Lost River Road (county road 9140), drive 7.5 miles on Lost River Road to where paved road turns into gravel forest road . Turn right, then left at Mazama onto the Hart's Pass Road 5400. Drive 1.7 miles following the Methow River, passing Ballard Campground and staying to the left (rather than turning right on the switchback and following the main Hart’s Pass 5400 road uphill to the right) pass River Bend Campground on left and drive the rough road about 0.02 miles to the end of the road to Rattlesnake Trailhead.
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More Stats for Methow Trail 480 mountain bike trail
Altitude change1,622 ft
Altitude min2,677 ft
Altitude start2,677 ft
Altitude end4,299 ft
Distance climb6.3 miles
Distance down1.6 miles
Distance flat1,637 ft
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