Methow Trail / Sun Mountain Trails

Winthrop, Washington 98862

Methow Trail / Sun Mountain Trails

Methow Trail / Sun Mountain Trails Professional Review and Guide

"The 6.3-mile Methow Trail is a combination of singletracks, doubletracks, gravel roads, and a touch of pavement. All of these parts form a link between the town of Winthrop and a concentrated network of loops known as the Sun Mountain Trails. The Sun Mountain Trails comprise 30 miles of singletracks, doubletracks, and gravel roads. From the valley floor, the Methow Trail climbs west toward Patterson lake and into the mountains.

The difficulty of the climb and the technical difficulty of the trail vary constantly. Most of the ride is on good surfaces, but there are many sections of loose and/or embedded rocks and a couple of short sandy stretches. Sun Mountain Trails offer circuits suitable to all ability levels. Scenery: Methow trail climbs through meadows and hillsides to reach the Sun Mountain Trails; Sun Mountain Trails pass by lakes, cruise through dense timber, and roll across flowered meadows."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,040 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Late spring to October.
1,760 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,640 feet
Top Elevation
Methow Valley Ranger District, 509-997-2131
Local Contacts
"Sun Mountain Ski Trails" map and the "Summer Hiking and Mountain biking Trail Map and Guide" produced by the Sun Mountain Lodge.
Local Maps

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Jul 2018