Sun Mountain Trails


Day Hike - Sun Mountain Trails

Sun Mountain Trails

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  • *Varies*, Strenuous, Easy
9:00 AM at Sun Mountain Lodge
This hike is part of a weekend trip to the Methow Valley leaving Seattle on Friday, June 3 and returning Sunday, June 5. An optional car pool will be organized to travel to and from the Methow Valley over the Cascade Loop (times to be agreed).

This hike will include the following marked Sun Mountain trails: Kraule, Beaver Pond, Chickadee (part), Magpie (part), Radar Creek, Patterson Lake, Patterson Mountain (in the Mountaineer's “Day Hiking North Cascades” guide), Winthrop (part), Black Bear (part) and Moose trails. See Green Trails Special Series Sun Mountain NO 83S.

This hike (and a shorter 8 ½ mile hike at a leisurely pace) on the Sun Mountain trails and other activities at Sun Mountain Lodge are part of the National Trails Day event on June 4 supported by the Mountaineers and a range of other organizations. Cut and paste the following link into your browser for for more information on the event:;=yes

Discounted lodging on June 3 and 4 is available at Sun Mountain Lodge and an optional Cowboy Dinner offered there on June 4 (see details below). Participants are responsible for making their own lodging/dining reservations and are welcome to find their own lodging elsewhere in the Winthrop area (visit ). There are other dinner options at available at Sun Mountain Lodge and elsewhere in Winthrop and the neighboring town of Twisp other than the Cowboy Dinner.

Lodging at Sun Mountain Lodge, Nr Winthrop, WA 98862: Half-price rooms are offered to Mountaineer members in the main lodge for June 3 and 4. It is your responsibility to reserve your own lodging.

The reduced price rooms are $100.00 per night plus taxes or $117.50 plus taxes for mountain view rooms. Each room has either one queen and two single beds or two queen beds. No extra charge will be made for third and forth guest sharing the same room. Participants can share a room with other Mountaineers, family members and friends who wish to take part in this exciting National Trails Day event. Please make room bookings through Sun Mountain Lodge: 800-572-0493. Ask for Mountaineers rate.

Cowboy Dinner: Will occur on Saturday June 4 starting at 5:00 p.m. The cost is $47.00 plus tax, which includes a horse or wagon ride down to a homestead cabin where a barbecued steak dinner will be waiting. Sun Mountain will not take reservations for the dinner until mid-April. There are only 18 horses, so if people want to ride horses, they need to make their reservations when sign-up begins or shortly thereafter.

For more details on Sun Mountain Lodge or the Cowboy Dinner visit the Sun Mountain website

Other lodging in the Methow Valley can be seen by visiting the Methow Valley Central Reservations website Meet time is 9:00 AM at the Sun Mountain Lodge lobby.


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