Length: 80 mi (128.7 km)
Elevation: +359/360 ft
Total: 27 riders
Mountain Biking Sun Mountain Resort
#181 of 1,206 mountain bike trails in Washington
#9,589 in the world
The resort area has built a multi-user trail system here utilizing a forest service and a few old ranchers roads as a base to branch out from, and done good job of it. With a mix of about 50 - 50 doubletrack & singletrack and about 70 miles of trails to choose from its easy to put together some decent riding if your willing to climb for it. A shuttle would be another option as Thompson Ridge Rd (FS rd) goes up and over the mountain and several trails intersect or start from it. There is some equestrian activity here also however they seem to stay more on the trails in the valley and around the Resort itself, several of the trails immediately around the resort area are for hikers only also, however these seem to be sandy and not much fun to ride in anyways.
There are many options for routes here however one suggested route would be to head up on Thompson rd / Meadowlark tr (DT) and come back down The Inside Passage, Rader Cr (fun ST) and then back around Patterson Lake (ST) to the Chickadee TH for close to a 10 mile loop.
First added by AK_Dan on Aug 15, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: yes
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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About 1 mile East of Winthrop on highway 2 turn SW onto Twin Lakes rd, 3 miles later take a right on Patterson Lk rd and follow it 6 miles to the resort at the end. If you are only going there to ride and do not need to go up to the resort a better parking area is 1 mile earlier at the north end of Patterson lake and is marked Chickadee Trailhead Parking, most of the MTB trails can be easily accessed from here, there is also restrooms and bulletin board/trail map.
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