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- Spokane Gulch Trail- Right out the door of the inn this trail
switchbacks up the massive Goat Wall. Beautiful view of the valley as
well as one of the earliest flower hikes.
- Cedar Creek Trail- Easy trail through woods. Two miles
up is Cedar Creek Falls. Seven miles beyond that you reach Abernathy
Pass (gets steeper the further you go) which accesses the Twisp
- Driveway Butte- Switch-backs though alternating meadows
and trees to 6,000 ft top (trailhead 2900') with 360 degree view
of valley and Cascades. South facing so great spring hike. Earliest
flowers in the Upper Methow.
- Monument Creek/Lost River-
Easy hike through woods along Lost River for 4 miles to Eureka Creek. Except
for the sound
of the river in the Spring, serenity is the best description for
this part of the hike. The trail then climbs 4600' in 5 miles
to Pistol Pass (7300") then drops 2800' to Monument Creek.
The mouth of the legendary Lost River Gorge can be glimpsed. The
trail past Eureka Creek is rarely hiked, and not maintained, but
half dozen switch backs past the creek mountain goats have been seen.
- West Fork Methow River- The trail follows the Methow
river for 6 miles then ascends to hook up with the Pacific Crest
trail at 7 miles: Flowers and the sound of rushing water make
this trail special.
- Goat Peak- Two plus mile hike up to Goat Peak (and
fire watch tower which is manned during summer - Lightening Bill
and his dog love company. Moderate climb the first mile to mountain
meadow then steep last mile to top (7000'). 360 degree view of
area from one of the highest points in the valley. Eleven mile
drive up logging road (good condition) to trail head. Overlook
at 7 miles.
- Robinson Pass- Trail follows Robinson Creek giving
great views of high massive wooded ridges and rocky cliffs eventually
ending 9 miles later at 6200 ft Robinson pass (you start at 2600
ft). You cross several creeks, over bridges, and though the Pasayten
Wilderness on the way. From the Pass you can connect with several
other trails including the Pacific Crest Trail.
- Cutthroat Lake/Pass- Easy
2 mile hike to Cutthroat Lake (1,000' gain). The lake sits at the base of
a large cirque.
Another 3 ½ miles climbs 2,000' to Cutthroat Pass where there
are great alpine views. One of the best trails to see Mountain
- Maple Pass/Lake Ann Loop: - Spectacular
7 ½ mile
loop trail starting off Hwy 20 at Rainy Pass. Starting at 4,800'
its a steady climb to 5,800 Heather Pass or 6,400 Maple Pass.
A side trip to Lake Ann is about 2 miles and 500' elevation gain
from the trail head. Highly recommended hike.
- Hart's Pass- 20
miles from the Mazama Country Inn to Hart's pass. First 6 miles paved the
rest is forest
It's in good shape. Dead Horse point is a little scary but doesn't
last long and is safe. At Harts Pass vistas of the Cascades and
Mt. Baker are great. This is the highest, maintained road in the
State of Washington. Three more miles takes you just short of
Slate Peak. A ¼ mile walk brings you to the 7,000' Slate
Peak which gives you a 360 view of the Cascades and Pasayten Wilderness.
The Pacific Crest Trail crosses Hart's Pass. Other trails radiate
out from there also.
- Buckskin Ridge: Starts
between Hart's Pass and Slate
Peak. 11.5 miles rated "more difficult" by Forest Service.
- Windy Pass: Part of the Pacific Crest Trail it starts
between Hart's Pass and Slate Peak and heads north to Canada.
Trail head starts at about 6,500' and has less than 100' net gain
to Windy Pass at about 4 miles. The trail continues on to the
Canadian border approximately 30 miles. Starting above tree line
one strolls through mountain meadows with unobstructed views of
the Cascades, including views of Silver Star Glacier and Mt Baker.
- Grasshopper Pass: Part
of the Pacific Crest Trail it starts at Hart's Pass and goes south to Rainy
Pass on Hwy 20.
Turn left at Hart's Pass and drive toward Meadow's campground.
The trail begins where the road ends. Trail head starts at 6,300'.
Net elevation gain is approximately 500' but more up and down
than Windy Pass. Where Windy Pass gives you wide panoramic views
of the mountains, Grasshopper Pass puts you right into them. The
Pass is about 5 ½ miles one way.
- MVSTA trails- Methow Community trail stays on the valley
bottom and goes from Mazama, over suspension bridge (non- motorized
traffic only) over Methow River, all the way to Winthrop. Rendezvous
trails are steep logging roads. These are all part of the groomed
ski trail system most of which convert to Mt. Biking in the spring.
- Methow Valley Community trail- Valley floor trail over
varied terrain. Mostly flat. Goes from Mazama to Winthrop and
Sun Mt. (approx 20 miles).
- Country Inn Trail to Goat Creek cutoff- Starts at the
Mazama Country Inn and crosses fields under Flag Mt. and into
woods, over Cedar Creek, and loops to connect up with the Methow
Valley Community Trail (approx 2.5 miles). Ups and downs through
woods. Also accesses the Goat Wall route (see below) and the Rendezvous.
- Cedar Creek- An easy hiking trail but a challenging mountain bike trail. Waterfall at 2 miles. At 7 miles the Wilderness begins and moutain biking is prohibited.
- Sandy Butte- Steady climb, with long switch backs,
up logging road to 6300 foot top. Starts at 2150 ft. Last 1,000
ft is an old cat trail. Good views on the way up as well as on
- Goat Wall- Steady climb up forest service road. Some
traffic as Goat Peak Trail head is this way. Good views all the
way but at 7 miles there is an overlook with a great view of the
valley. For the hearty Goat Peak trailhead is at 11 miles. You
can make this a loop by continuing to Black Pine Basin and on
to Yellowjacket then down to Lost River Rd (paved) and back, passing
Mazama, to your starting point. The loop is 27 miles with 3500
elevation gain. This is a groomed snowmobile trail.