A fun ride with a long climb makes this a ride for weekend warriors.
A touch of everything including doubletrack, sandy sections, clear cuts, and hardpack singletrack. The trail climbs through ponderosa pines and larch trees. A few technical climbs make this ride a bit of a challenge.
How to get there:
From Winthrop head east on State Route 20, following the signs to the airport. Stay on the north side of the Methow River. Do not cross the bridge. Turn left on Bakke Hill Road at the six mile mark. Follow to Beaver Creek road and turn left. Its three miles to the Beaver Creek Campground. Go beyond campground to Forest Service Road 4225, the Loop Loop Summit Road and into the Okanogan National Forest. Park inside campground by the gate at the end of the road.
Used by hikers, horseback riders and hunters in the fall. Be sure to wear bright clothing.