12.6 miles
Distance
2,137 ft
Climb
-2,532 ft
Descent
02:27:33
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Thompson Ridge Trail
  • Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance -Methow Chapter
    since 2019
    Sponsor
  • Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance - Methow Chapter
    since 2019
    Maintainer

Thompson Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sun Mountain
    Winthrop, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Late April through late October
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager
    United States Forest Service

Thompson Ridge Trail is designed to be ridden clockwise or south to north. Offers nice climbing grade with many view opportunities etc. Mix of open meadows, forested areas and rock outcroppings. Descending off the north end is fast and fun with many options to mix it up. Finish with descending Pete's Dragon and Magpie to the Chickadee TH. The trail itself is not technically difficult but it is physically challenging.

Access Info

Start of the south end of the trail is the intersection of Woodpecker and Goshawk. From Chickadee TH, follow Climb It Change to Thompson Pass, take Pete's Dragon up to intersection of Wild Turkey and Woodpecker. Descend Woodpecker and you'll begin the Ridge Trail when you cross Goshawk

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Thompson Ridge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -395 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,129 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,939 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,524 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,130 ft
  • Grade
    -0.6%
  • Grade max
    -54.6%
  • Grade min
    49.8%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,770 ft
  • Avg time
    02:27:33
  • Avg reverse time
    02:10:19
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Status:
on May 11, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Thompson Ridge Trail Reports

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      May 11, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      2 days
      Had less time so climbed to Gobblers from S without issue. A few more down trees across trail from Gobblers to Summit that could be cleared w...
      May 11, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      2 days
      Climbed to Gobblers and true summit from N at Chicadee. A few trees across trail on ridge between Gobblers and top. Pushed 3 out of the way and 4...
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 9:48pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      Snow and slush
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 9:42pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      Snow and slush at high elevation and north aspects. Trail totally rideable.
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 3:20pm
      Oct 1, 2020
      Awesome trail, definitely some slippery curves descending due to the extremely dry conditions. Still super fun, just ride with care.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 181 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Chickadee to Thompson Ridge Trail loop
      20 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      cbkoontz (Oct 14, 2019 at 13:09)
       This is exactly what the area was missing, more of the same please.
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      josephrbrown EMBA-METHOW (Oct 14, 2019 at 13:18)
       Stay tuned!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      pclement (Oct 20, 2019 at 15:05)
       An amazing trail! Best in the valley.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      BasedGawd (Nov 13, 2019 at 6:05)
       This wasn't here when I visited in summer... Such a pleasant surprise. Long, varied, made to ride. Amazing views.
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