Conditions Updated 4/10/17
Bear Creek Rd + Pearrygin Loop
A good beginner 12-mile loop, about half pavement and half gravel, passing by Bear Creek Golf Course and Pearrygin Lake State Park.
Boulder Creek Loop
A 21.6 mile ride with 3,000 ft. up and down. Great local gravel loop. Beautiful climb on quiet Forest Service road. Wonderful views and fun decent!
Rendezvous pass to banker pass
A more challenging loop of 34 miles and 4,000 ft. up and down. Long climbs rewarded by long descents.
Twisp River Valley Loop
For early spring while the snow is melting, a good route for this loop is to combine Twin Lakes, Elbow Coulee, and Twisp River Road. Later in spring and summer the loop is to start at Elbow Coulee to Poorman Creek, climb Black Pine Lake to Buttermilk Creek and finish on Thompson Ridge. Challenging gravel loop with lots of elevation change, a mix of valley views and quiet forested riding.
Winthrop Valley Loop
For early spring while the snow is melting, a good route for this loop is to start from the shop heading west on Hwy 20, then Wolf Creek Road and Twin Lakes Road back to the shop. Later in the spring and summer, start at Gunn Ranch Rd making for the Community Trail, then take Wolf Creek Rd Loop. A challenging ride with lots of elevation gain in the first half giving you sweeping view of Mt. Gardiner and the valley, followed by quiet forested roads on the return.
The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance-Methow Chapter has been steadily improving the trails up at the Chickadee trailhead. This Spring, Pete's Dragon extension is a great way to get to the top for some great views. Trail work parties are the second Sunday of every month and we'll be up at the Sun Mountain trails April through June this year. Join Us!
When I'm out riding, I always bring my camera along in the Topeak Compact Handlebar Bag for $59.95. It's quick release bracket slides easily on and off my bike, (I have a bracket for each of my bikes) and it converts to a fanny pack off the bike. It even comes with a rain cover for those times I'm caught in the elements.