Gravel Trails & Conditions
Conditions Updated 11/27/19
Enjoy Some of the Best Gravel Riding in the Northwest
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Hart's Pass Road to Slate Peak
A challenging ride up Washington's highest maintained road gaining almost 5,500 ft in 43 miles when leaving from the Mazama Store. Be alert as this gravel road is winding, in some places only wide enough for one vehicle, and in many places bordered by a drop of many hundreds of feet unprotected by guardrails. Spectatular view at the top, the site of the Slate Peak fire lookout tower. Electric assist bikes allowed. Remember, bikes are not allowed on PCT trail.
Winthrop Valley 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. From the shop, take West Chewuch to Rendezvous/Gunn Ranch Rd. making for the Community Trail, then take Wolf Creek Rd Loop. Electric assist bikes allowed.
The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance-Methow Chapter has been steadily improving the trails up at the Chickadee trailhead. Trail work parties are the second Sunday of every month. 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.