The Winthrop Trail is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Winthrop, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.8 miles
1,085 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


cross country skiing

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


Ski the cross country trail from Winthrop to the Sun Mountain trail system and back. The Methow Valley has superb groomed cross country trails that weave through the valley and surrounding mountains. This tour takes you from Winthrop up a steady climb the the Sun Mountain trail system and back. It is a full day of XC skiing with great views, sun, forest and sky to enjoy.

1 month ago

This trail says it’s open year round but be warned it is winter-only access from town. We tried to access it near the skate rink and it’s a private road with big no hiking signs. Evidently you will have your park privileges taken away if you try to walk it. You will have to get in your car and drive up towards Sun Mountain to find an access. Very frustrating that the info on their website and on this app is incorrect.

mountain biking
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

great mountain biking, both easy and hard trails

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Amazing wildlife, has great mountian biking in the summer with a diversity of trails, both hard and easy.

Monday, August 28, 2017