Methow Valley Trail System

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

Acquisition of easements, fee simple ownership, and development of a trail system between Winthrop and the old Cascade Crest Trail, with approximately 15 miles of the trail paralleling the Methow River. The trail is designed for year-round use: skiing, horseback riding, hiking, and mountain bicycling. The trail system provides an important attraction supporting Methow Valley tourist businesses.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Okanogan County Parks & Rec Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $239,000.00 Applicant Match: $239,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-147

Location Details

Three primary trailheads are: Parking lot at the Red Barn in Winthrop. Parking Area at Sun Mountain Lodge. Parking Area at Rodeo Corral (Early Winters).

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.