Join us for 3-days of Walks, Bike Rides and Hikes Winthrop, WA.
Join with ESVA clubs to see what Winthrop and the nearby area has to show you during this wonderful season of nature. This fun event features walks in Winthrop, North Cascades, Mazama, Twisp, and nearby parks and trails. Enjoy a bike ride through the country roads enjoying the fall landscape.
To ensure you are able to do all the events, the North Cascades/Mazama/Big Valley walks will be available on Thursday, September 19, and Monday, September 23. You may do them on your way to Winthrop or on the way home. We will be at Washington Pass Overlook from 9:00am-1:00pm to register walkers on Thursday, September 19. You may register and stamp at the barn on Sunday, if you wish to walk these beautiful walks on your way home on Monday.
Lodging reservations here: https://www.centralreservations.net/
Headquarters: Meet us at the BARN in Winthrop, WA
Start Times: Friday/Saturday: 8:00am-1:00pm, finish by 4:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am-12:00pm, finish by 3:00pm.
Miscellaneous: IVV Credit-$3.00; free walkers and bike riders welcome. All must register and carry start card. Donations to support Volkssport events like this are always appreciated.
Facilities/Pets: Restrooms and water available at start, all trailheads, and around town. Pets are welcome on all trails, except National Parks, but not in buildings.
Dinner: Meet at the BARN on Saturday 5:30pm. Dinner served at 6:00pm. The cost is $37.00 per person.
Pre-Registration: Pre-Registration required by Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Walk/bike registration can be done at the event. Please pre-register for dinner to help our caterer in meal planning.
Pre-Register on line here: Click here to register online.
Pre-Register by mail in form here: Print form
Sign-ups for walks and bike will be available at the BARN.
Address: The BARN, 51 WA20, Winthrop, WA
Driving Directions: US20 East and West. The BARN is located on west side of downtown.
Event #1 – Rainy Pass/Rainy Lake/Lake Ann/Maple Pass Loop: North Cascades Area (34 mi. west of Winthrop). Enjoy beautiful lakes, views, and trails. Three lengths: Rainy Lake 3K Rated 1A; Lake Ann 6K Rated 2C (700 ft. gain); and Maple Pass loop 10K Rated 4C (2000 ft.)
Event #2 – Mazama: Mazama Trails and Foster Suspension Bridge (13 mi. west of Winthrop). Walk the Methow Community Trail system in the Mazama area on relatively flat trails.
Event #3 – Big Valley: Explore the Big Valley Nature Preserve along the Methow River.
Event #4 – Winthrop Town Walk: Explore Winthrop, visit historic museum, and community trail. This walk features a suspension bridge over the Methow River on your way back into town.
Event #5 – Rex Derr Trail/Lake Pearrygin State Park: Views abound as you walk the newly extended Rex Derr Trail Loop. Walk on groomed trail above the lake enjoying the vistas and finish the walk along the lakefront.
Event #6 – Twisp: Explore historic Twisp and nature preserve.
Event #7 – Sun Mountain Trails: Mostly shaded walk in the Sun Mountain trail system. Explore the wooded area, beaver pond, and vistas on the trail.
Bike Event – Mazama Country roads and fall color. What a grand landscape for biking.