13 miles
Distance
2,137 ft
Climb
-2,532 ft
Descent
02:27:29
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Thompson Ridge Trail
  • Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance -Methow Chapter
    since 2019
  • 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
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • 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 [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 90 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
  • 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
    02:27:29
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Status:
on Jul 1, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (10 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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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Thompson Ridge Trail Reports

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      Jul 1, 2020 @ 5:49pm
      2 days
      Small tree down on the south end (see photo). Also, there’s an extremely loose, tight turn towards the top of the descent (heading north)....
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 9:09pm
      Jun 27, 2020
      Great conditions, views and ride!
      Jun 8, 2020 @ 9:01am
      Jun 8, 2020
      Trail is in great condition, and absolutely loaded with wildflowers. Would not consider this a black diamond other than the distance.
      May 31, 2020 @ 1:37pm
      May 31, 2020
      Thunderstorm yesterday and was overcast today. So the dirt was perfect. Will be back for sure
      May 25, 2020 @ 11:11am
      May 25, 2020
      This is such a wonderful trail! It was sad to see the horse damage ALL the way up the trail. It did not diminish how awesome the tail is, but very...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 79 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      May 18, 2020 @ 9:42am
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      May 18, 2020 @ 9:41am
      May 18, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Chickadee to Thompson Ridge Trail loop
      20 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag cbkoontz (Oct 14, 2019 at 13:09)
       This is exactly what the area was missing, more of the same please.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag josephrbrown EMBA-METHOW (Oct 14, 2019 at 13:18)
       Stay tuned!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag pclement (Oct 20, 2019 at 15:05)
       An amazing trail! Best in the valley.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]

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