Methow Valley

Methow Valley near Winthrop, WA


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
16 miles
4hours
moderate
Mountain Biking
Fall, Summer
Winthrop, WA
User Park2
Our road trip through the interior of B.C. took us back through the U.S., and, we found a little riding mecca in the Methow Valley, just east of the Cascade mountains (extremely beautiful). There is a large network of trails in the Methow Valley, and, while we'd like to include detailed maps, we'll just leave you with a pointer to the area, and contact information. There is a bike shop and outdoor gear shop in town where you can get the latest info. The trail we took was marked advanced, and it was advanced mostly because it was a long climb, a narrow cow path down, and steep on either sides. It was really fun, and the scenery beautiful, but don't go expecting North Shore roots and drops. It is simply very serene, panoramic, semi-arid landscapes that you can ride all day. Some nice resorts in the area, but we stayed in a campground near Winthrop (an old West town) which, happened to have a Blues festival in town while we were there.

Very popular with the bikers (the Harley type), and our campspot was surrounded by them. We weren't scared, really, and they turned out to be quite friendly - good at pool too. When we asked the camp ground manager for a quiet place on the campground his response was "if you want quiet, get out of town". Party weekend of the year apparently. Great place, a few pubs, touristy so that means decent dinner opportunities. The area has some nice post-ride swimming lakes nearby.

Contact for the town is http://www.methow.com/

The trails: http://www.mvsta.com/
http://www.mvsta.com/


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