Conditions Updated 7/23/17
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!
Mazama - Quick Gravel Ride
When you want a quick ride on some quiet gravel roads, head to the Mazama store and head out this 6+ mile ride connecting some of the paths created by the winter ski trails. You can make it even easier by skipping the Doe Canyon spur.
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.
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. Remember, bikes are not allowed on PCT trail.
Twisp River Valley Loop
The loop starts 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 to Carlton + Beaver Creek + Balky Hill
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.
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. 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.