A great overview of the Methow Valley trail system can be found on the Methow Valley Summer Trail Map which is available for free from the Methow Trails office, the Winthrop Visitor Center, and many local businesses. Note that winter trail access is different that summer trail access. Please respect all property boundaries in the summer and obey all posted access signs. The most current summer trail offerings can be found via the Summer Trails Interactive Map which is also available via the free Methow Trails Mobile App for iPad, iPhone, and Android.
Methow Community Trail Map
6K More Difficult
1K Most Difficult (Bob spur trail)
The Methow Community Trail links the towns of Winthrop and Mazama. The trailheads are located in Winthrop on the south side of town, at the Mazama Junction near the Mazama Store, and at various points along the route. From the Community Trail you can:
Connect to the Sun Mountain trails via Power's Plunge and the Winthrop Trail.
Connection to the Rendezvous Trails via Goat Creek.
Experience unique skiing terrain including the 275-foot Tawlks-Foster Suspension Bridge over the Methow River.
Try “Lodge-to-Lodge” skiing
Sun Mountain Trails Map
23K More Difficult
18K Most Difficult
Sun Mountain, the resort with the oldest and largest cross-country trail network in the Northwest offers scenic views, pro staff for individual or group lessons for all levels of skate skiing or classic- track techniques, plus rental equipment and retail gear. An ideal destination for families or groups with mixed abilities. Youngsters will enjoy short rolling loops, while competitive skiers go for the long climbs – and there’s a warming hut at the base where you can reconvene.
Mazama Trails Map
4K More Difficult
1K Most Difficult
A great area for beginners learning to cross-country ski. Machine-groomed tracks over flat and rolling farmland, along the Methow River and through woodlands offer scenic day tours. Experience lodge-to-lodge skiing via the Mazama Country Inn, North Cascades Basecamp, Mazama Ranch House, and the Freestone Inn at Wilson Ranch.
Rendezvous Trails Map
23K More Difficult
25K Most Difficult
For the seasoned skier, you can’t beat the snow, sun and scenery of the Rendezvous trails. Enjoy views of the North Cascades and the Methow Valley from 4,000-foot high trailside overlooks. The ambitious skier can ski 30 kilometers from Cub Creek to Mazama.
Try a day-long or overnight trip using the hut-to-hut system. The European tradition of mountain hut skiing is affordable, simple and safe. Perfect for a groups of friends and families.