Trails

This section of our blog is for riders who want to check the condition of their trail of choice before they head out from home, or make a comment to share with others about a trail you've recently used.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENT FORESTRY UPDATES ON SPECIFIC TRAILS IN THE REGION. 

IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON ANY OF THE OPEN TRAILS IN THE METHOW VALLEY AND DISCOVERED DOWNED TREES OR OTHER TRAIL OBSTRUCTIONS THAT MAKE THE TRAIL IMPASSABLE, PLEASE REPORT THE TRAIL AND LOCATION OF OBSTRUCTION TO THE FOREST SERVICE at (509) 996-4003.


Please feel free to make a note below, especially if there are new trail conditions that require repair or are impassable to equestrians and stock (include the date of your observation!). There also may be comments related to dates and locations of anticipated trail or bridge repairs. ALWAYS SCROLL DOWN TO CHECK THESE COMMENTS AND NOTICES FOR RECENT ACTIVITY!

Helpful links about Washington State trails:

List of trail conditions and seasonal closures (Methow Valley Ranger District)
List of horse camps and trails in Washington State (Capitol Riders BCH web site)
Parking passes required by different locations and trailheads (Capitol Riders BCH web site)
  
The State Wide Work Party (SWWP) of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) did an extensive amount of trail work in the Twisp River drainage in 2016. A "Final Report" was submitted to the Forest Service in late August which explains the work done (so far) by BCHW and the local Methow Valley chapter. Click here to read the report.


June 24, 2018: UPDATE: Twisp River Drainage Trails
 
In May MVBCH cut out a number of trails in the Twisp River to the wilderness boundary.  From June 3rd a Washington Trails Association (WTA) work party logged a number of trails within the wilderness.  At the same time two Forest Service trail workers logged out Scatter Creek Trail #427 and War Creek Trail #408 beyond the wilderness boundary.  Twisp River Trail #440 was logged out 15 miles by June 3rd.
SUMMARY:
South Creek Trail #401 – Logged to 3.8 miles.
Williams Creek Trail #407 – Logged out 2.5 miles to 3.0 miles with two trees left down on the trail.
War Creek Trail #408 - Logged out at least 2-3 miles beyond the cabin.
Eagle Creek Trail #410 – Logged out two miles just past Oval Lake Trail turn off.
North Creek Trail #413 – logged 2.5 miles with some brushing.
East Fork Buttermilk Trail #420 – Logged out at least 1.2 miles.
Scatter Creek Trail #427 – Logged out to the horse camp below the lake.
Louis Lake Trail #428 – Logged out two miles.
Twisp Pass Trail #432 – Logged out to Twisp Pass by Forest Service.

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