Salt Hill Surprise

Salt Hill Surprise This double-track road system – suited to walking, trail running, and mountain biking – is a huge surprise. The road splits off of the Soap Lake Road about a mile north of Soap Lake ... Read More...

Rendezvous Basin Loop

Rendezvous Basin Loop words and photos by Mark WaechterAttractions. The Rendezvous Basin features this varied and entertaining 11-mile loop of single-track. The route alternates between open, airy forest... Read More...

Palmer Lake to Nighthawk

If variety is the spice of life, flatwater paddlers will love the spice of this paddle route. This trip offers spice with most every stroke… from lakes to meandering sloughs, to a flowing river; from coyo... Read More...

Lewis Butte

These are not only some of the closest trails to the Western-themed hub of Winthrop, they are also among the least traveled. Given their proximity to town, think about saddling up the trusty steed (the tw... Read More...

Copper Glance Lake

Tucked in a rocky hollow on Isabella Ridge is emerald-green Copper Glance Lake. What the tarn lacks in size it makes up for with impressive granite cliffs, lush meadows, plenty of hungry cutthroat cru... Read More...

Beth Lake

This flat, forested trail contours along the side of two lakes, giving hikers a nice chance to stretch the legs while escaping the heat of mid-summer. The sides of these lakes are fairly steep sided but the t... Read More...

Goat Wall Routes

Attractions:  Long, multi-pitch bolted routes allowing you to clip-and-go pitch after pitch, or long trad routes that let you fret pitch after pitch... you get your choice on Goat Wall. You can be new-school ... Read More...

Goat Peak Lookout

Attractions. The car does most of the work – which makes short, sweet work of this hike to a 7,000-foot viewpoint with a commanding view of the Methow Valley below and the North Cascades on the horizon. O... Read More...

Cutthroat Lake & Cutthroat Pass

  Cutthroat Lake -- scenery worth the short hike. These hikes (rides) in the northeast portion of the Cascade Loop drive are west of Mazama along Highway 20. The trail to Cutthroat Lake, a lake rimm... Read More...

Pipsissewa Trail

 A fun short walk (or mountain bike ride) from the Bonaparte Lake Campground to rocky cliffs providing a very scenic overlook of Bonaparte Lake. The views from the top of the cliffs extend south into Cent... Read More...