Mountain Biking the Methow Valley  by Steve Barnett

Mountain Biking the Methow Valley Guide Book

by Steve Barnett (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking the Methow Valley  by Steve Barnett
This handy pocket-size guidebook gives fat-tire enthusiasts 29 of the best rides in Washington's Methow Valley, from the alpine trails of the North Cascades to the loop tracks in the Columbia Basin. Take your pick from scenic road routes, hot singletracks, lung-popping climbs, and demented downhills. Detailed descriptions make it easy to find the trailheads and follow the routes.

© Steve Barnett/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Mountain Biking the Methow Valley" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 29.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 29.

Highlights: Mountain scenery from the top of the world; larches that turn golden in the fall; beautiful Cooney Lake; varied, long trail reaching timberline, with long and exciting descents; a full day ...
Twisp, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.3
This route ties two excellent singletrack downhills together with climbs up good gravel roads. Because of the low altitude and easterly location, the trail opens relatively early in the spring. Trea ...
Twisp, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Highlights: Great views of the entire Methow Valley. A combination of single- and doubletrack enjoyable by every rider. This route is one of the most popular in the Methow Valley. Tread: 4.8 miles on ...
Winthrop, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
Highlights: Low altitude. Scenic gorge. Mostly excellent tread. Good stop along the North Cascade Highway (Washington 20) between Puget Sound and the Methow Valley. Tread: 18 miles on singletrack for ...
Ross Lake, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Highlights: The stellar views and the isolation, the difficulty, the length, and the altitude of the trail. Tread: All singletrack (at best).
Twisp, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.2
Highlights: The first 2 miles, up to Cedar Falls, make for easy, delightful riding for every rider. After that the rock gardens will challenge even adept riders. There are fine views on the upper part ...
Mazama, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.8
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Highlights: Scenic views of the Sawtooth Wilderness and Pipestone Canyon. An easy ride, fun for everyone. Tread: 5 miles on gravel road; 2 miles on doubletrack.
Winthrop, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
Highlights: A tough climb, followed by an interesting ride through forest, leading to a spectacular valley-wide view. Tread: 0.2 miles on gravel road: 9.0 miles on singletrack.
Mazama, WA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.2
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Highlights: Conveniently accessible, short singletrack near Mazama. Good views of high peaks near Silver Star Peak. Classic forest singletrack riding. Tread: 3.9 miles on singletrack; 6.1 miles on pav ...
Mazama, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
Highlights: This is an easy ride, close to Twisp, which melts out early, stays ridable late into fall, and is especially scenic in the spring, when flowers cover the hillsides. Options: This ride is e ...
Twisp, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.8
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Highlights: Ultrascenic ridgetop ride complete with a high summit. Great trail down. High altitude makes it a good choice for a hot summer day. Tread: 13 miles on singletrack.
Winthrop, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
Many of the featured rides are loops, beginning and ending at the same point but coming and going on different trails. The loop is by far the most popular type of ride, and we’re lucky to have so many ...
Twisp, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.5
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Highlights: This ride has wonderful scenery and an outstanding descent down Foggy Dew Creek. That descent is fast, stupendously long, and easy, without being buffed completely smooth. In the fall Coon ...
Twisp, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16
Highlights: Climb on easy road; descend on moderate, long singletrack. The trail melts out early and is on the dry eastern side of the Methow Valley. Tread: 6.4 miles on singletrack; 8.9 miles on grav ...
Twisp, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.3
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Highlights: It is hard to find a better trail for an easy ride with lovely scenery and some real wilderness. Low altitude allows a long season. Tread: All singletrack.
Mazama, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16
Highlights: This is the longest, most intense, most continuously technically demanding, and most satisfying of all the local downhill rides. The view at the top is spectacular. Traversing North Twenty ...
Winthrop, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Highlights: This is an interesting, difficult trail, close to Winthrop. It is low enough to melt out early in the spring. It connects to the Pearrygin Ridge Trail to form part of a long loop through B ...
Winthrop, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.4
Highlights: Interesting, challenging riding for the technically skilled rider. There are great views from Pearrygin Peak. The high altitude (from 4,800 to 6,600 feet) and tree-shaded riding make it a ...
Winthrop, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Low elevation and a dry location make this ride a good choice very early or very late in the season. It’s a fun and scenic downhill trip through the canyon. Tread: 2.7 miles on singletrack; 4.2 mil ...
Twisp, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.9
The scenic edge of Pipestone Canyon demands gawking. Great views of the North Cascades, as well. The snow disappears earlier than on any other technical route in the area, and the riding often remains ...
Twisp, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.8
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF