Lightning Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 15th most popular mountain bike trail in Washington.

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Near Winthrop and east of Twisp, the Lightning Creek Trail is a 16 mile loop (2700) consists of half singletrack on the LCT (#425) and half jeep roads (FS4225/4230/190/4235).

To reach mountain biking at the trailhead, from Twisp head east on SR20. Proceed north on Beaver Creek Road and bear left on FS200. Park 0.4 miles ahead where the LCT crosses.

Overall, Lightning Creek Trail is the 15th most popular mountain bike trail of all 59 mountain biking rides in Washington. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Lightning Creek Trail including Methow Valley Trail Systems and Twisp River Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Okanogan National Forest (509) 997-2131; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800; Methow Valley Cycle And Sport, Winthrop (509) 996-3545 .

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Beaver Creek CG; NFS Early Winter Campground, Mazama

Luxury Loding:  Sun Mountain Lodge (800) 572-0493; Freestone Inn (800) 639-3809.

Breakfast Restaurant:  NOVA Coffee House, Winthrop

GPS:  48.476, -120.173

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  7/25/2016

ID:  6540


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