Day Hike - Sun Mountain Trails


Day Hike - Sun Mountain Trails

Photograph wildflowers and views.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Pace: 2 mph or slower

Meet in the lobby of Sun Mountain Lodge at 8:00 a.m. We will depart promptly at 8:15 a.m.

Note: On your way to Winthrop, stop to take in the view at the Washington Pass Overlook!

We will be hiking the Sunnyside and View Ridge trails at a leisurely place and will be stopping often to take photos of the wildflowers. The goal is to get good photos, not to complete the trail in a given time limit. We will spend 2-3 hours. 

Optional: Lunch somewhere in town; after lunch, head to the Methow Valley Ciderhouse, which is an outdoor venue that usually has live music on the weekends.

Note: I will be driving there on Friday, June 8th, and camping overnight at Pearrygin State Park, C81.


Sun Mountain Trails

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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