Methow Trails and the Methow Trails Collaborative invite you to a unique 2-day trail party in which we strive to re-open the gloriously scenic, high-alpine trail that leads to Burch Mountain and the Pasyaten Wilderness.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17 AND SUNDAY JUNE 18 are the weekend dates in which we would love to gather as many people as we can muster to join us in clearing the trail, doing brush work, and signing this 5.5 mile route. If you can join us for one day or two please sign up here or send Jon an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you more details. Camping options will be available at the trailhead. Let's make it a full weekend party!
The Burch Mountain trail has been closed since the 2014 fire. With your help, and the commitment of other local, partner trail organizations in the Methow, we will assist the Forest Service in re-opening this 5.5 mile, incredibly scenic trail to hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers and equestrians.
If you've never been on this trail here are just a few reasons why you would love to be involved:
- Views, Views, and more views. This is a high alpine trail with views that rival Maple Pass, Cutthroat, Blue Lake, Easy Pass and Angels Staircase to name a few.
- This trail (FS#518) provides one of the easiest access points to the Pasayten Wilderness. In just 5.5 miles you reach the Wilderness boundary with access to 831 square miles of wilderness.
- This trail is open to all non-motorized trail uses, hiking, mountain biking, trail running and horseback riding.
- The high point of the trail at Burch Mountain is 7,782 feet. (1000 feet higher than Cutthroat Pass).
- The high altitude of both the trailhead and the summit make it a great choice on a hot summer day.
- The trailhead is exactly 20 miles from Winthrop on a paved forest service road the whole way.
- No parking pass is required at the trailhead.
If you can join us for one day or two please sign up here or send Jon an email at email@example.com and we will send you more details.