West Fork Methow River Tr
Beautiful easy/intermediate trail with great scenery and a wilderness feel. Last mile up to the Pacific Crest trail is the only serious climbing. There was a fire here in 2004.
This trail is snowfree late May (lower 6.5 miles) to mid-November. The last mile or so, at higher elevation may hold snowcover into June.
In early August, storms caused a slide that overran part of the West Fork Methow trail. The 200 ft wide slide is passable on foot and is approximately 6 1/2 miles in from the trailhead.
The trail is generally dry and firm, with only a few seeps and stream crossings. The tread is generally dirt and fine gravel, but there are substantial areas of scree.
Most of the trail passes through a burn area. There can be significant treefall in spring and early summer, and well as following large windstorms.