Methow Valley Mountain Bike Trail Information and Maps

Current Methow Valley Mountain Bike Trail Conditions

Current Methow Valley Trail Conditions:* Last Updated 10/10/2015

Angel's Staircase: Open. The trail is in good shape with recent precipitation. 22 miles of out-there alpine riding, with multiple climbs and descents over the 8,000 ft. Sawtooth crest. Intermediate to advanced.

Big Valley: Open. Valley-bottom, wide, multi-use trail great for families, canine friends and beginner riders. Trail travels through forest, meadows and along the Methow river. 4-6 miles.

Buck Mountain: Open and riding well! This intermediate 13.5 mile ride, a combination of Forest Service road climbs and singletrack descents, can be ridden the traditional way from Cub Creek or the 2012 re-route from Buck Lake! This is a signature Methow Valley ride with flowy descents and great views!

Cedar Creek: Open. An intermediate out-and-back ride west of Mazama through a mountain valley. Trail can be brushy after the first 2 miles. Total ride distance up to 20 miles.

Cutthroat: Open and riding great all the way to Cutthroat Pass and back! One tree down near Cutthroat Lake. A great alpine out-and-back 11-mile trail with exceptional views of the North Cascades and a rippin' descent. Trail is shared with hikers so keep your head up!

Foggy Dew/Merchants Basin: Lower and upper Foggy Dew trails open. Long climb (3,500'-4,500') with a hike-a-bike section into Merchant's Basin. We recommend descending Foggy Dew. Make it a shuttled ride climbing up to Cooney Lake from the Crater Creek Trailhead and descending Foggy Dew - all the way to the camground - for a 5,000' joy ride! Intermediate to advanced ride.

Methow Valley Community Trail: Open! Ride along the Methow River between Wolk Creek Road/Brown's Farm Trailhead and Mazama, 6 miles each way. Additional trails available from the Mazama Corral Trailhead to add miles or create a lollipop loop. Good trail for beginners and families.

Pipestone Canyon: Open! Nice fall season ride can include the east rim Bowen Mtn/Lester Road singletrack to make a 9-mile loop and to add distance and increase the fun factor. Out-and-back through the canyon is a good family ride.

Rendezvous Basin Trails: Open! A good alternative to some of the local favorites. Roughly an eleven mile singletrack loop that flows nicely in rolling terrain. Map and ride guide available at the shop.

Sun Mountain: Open! Ride from Winthrop and forget the car keys. Check out the re-routes on Magpie,  Black Bear and Dave's Dive which were IMBA and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance - Methow Chapter projects. Beginner to intermediate single track trails for all ages and abilities.

Bear Mountain: Open, but not maintained since early July so riders may experience downed trees. Combine with North Summit XC trails at Loup Loup for a full mountain experience. For those that like a good sweet descent after climbing--this should be on your bucket list. One of our favorites!

Lightning Creek: Open. Use caution as trail was burned in Carlton Complex 2014 fire and maintenance has not occurred since early July. Combine with Middle Fork Beaver or Bear Mountain for more distance and fun!

Middle Fork Beaver Creek:  Open, but not maintained since early July so riders may experience downed trees. Great section of trail that will put a smile on your face. If you haven't discovered this gem, you should. Connect it with Bear Mountain and North Summit Loup Loup for a longer ride. Enjoy the flow!

Starvation Mountain/Blue Buck: Open. 65 trees reported down on Blue Buck (65). Amazing 22-mile loop with a lots of climbing and descending, and great scenery.

West Fork Methow Trail: Closed due to avalanche trail damage. Unlikely to re-open this season

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* Conditions are current within a week or so. Please keep in mind that conditions change constantly and we do our best to provide the most accurate information. Enjoy!


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