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“A classic Methow Valley ride; remote singletrack that reaches alpine elevations with stunning views.”
— Adopt These Trails!
Usually open mid-July due to snow in higher elevations.
An excellent full-day ride in the Methow Valley. Because of the high elevations, the cooler temperatures make for a nice retreat from the valley floor. The roads take you up to the top of the first peak, after that the trail is singletrack. The majority of singletrack is downhill, making for an incredible 3.5 hour descent.
Need to Know
Couple of creek crossings, but shallow enough to wade through. Early in the season there may be some downed trees on the trail.
Check with the local bike shop for conditions
Ride season is generally late May to mid-November due to snow. Blowdown may be present in early season and following large windstorms.
To the Trailhead:
From Winthrop, head east on Highway 20 through Twisp. At the junction with State Route 153, turn left to follow Highway 20 towards Okanogan. After about 3 miles, turn left on Beaver Creek Road. Continue following this road past the Beaver Creek Campground and the intersection with Forest Service Road #4225. After passing road #4225, turn right into the informal camping area just before the cattle guard. The trailhead is at the back of this camping area.