Below you’ll find events, races, and trainings happening on the trails hosted by Methow Trails or our partner organizations.

Methow Trails events

Third Thursday Work Parties

Thinning, brushing, and chipping, oh my! Join us for our popular Third Thursday trail work parties all summer long.

Ski to the Sun

Join Methow Trails and the Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation for the annual Ski to the Sun Marathon and Relay. The course travels through North America’s largest ski trail network and takes skiers from the tranquil banks of the Methow River to the beautiful mountain vistas at Sun Mountain Lodge. Ski the marathon as an individual or as a relay with up to five other friends or family members. You’ll enjoy food and fun along the way! Register early as this event will sell out.

Doggie Dash

Get out your costume box. This race is all about the costume, and a dose of good luck out on the course. Human-dog teams compete in short heats to go for the glory of the coveted Golden Poodle award. Humans must ski. Dogs must run. Dogs must be on a leash. Both must be in costume. It's that simple.


This unique course begins at 2180 feet elevation in Mazama and includes well marked deer trails, single track trails, and gravel roads. Stunning views of the Methow River, North Cascades and Chelan Sawtooths abound from flower carpeted meadows and fields.

Cutthroat Classic

Topping the charts in inspiration and popularity, the Cutthroat Classic provides incredible mountain views along a spectacular section of high alpine trail. The Cutthroat course is an 11-mile singletrack trail run through the North Cascades, following the iconic Pacific Crest Trail up and over Cutthroat Pass. This race is limited to 400 participants and sells out early every year.

Partner events

WTA & WDFW Summer Volunteer Program

WTA is proud to partner with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to launch a pilot trailhead ambassador program in Central & Northern Washington this summer. This work is a part of WDFW's 10-Year Recreation Strategy for WDFW-managed Lands, aiming to improve visitor experiences and reduce recreation impacts. WTA will be hosting volunteers at two WDFW sites in the Methow area every Saturday this summer. The volunteers will be welcoming visitors to Pipestone Canyon & Lewis Butte and providing them with resources to recreate responsibly during their visit. DATES: July 1-September 16

Mountainfilm on Tour

Brought to you by North Cascades Mountain Hostel and many other sponsors, Mountainfilm is back! Join us for three days of outdoor films and community. Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, adventures worth pursuing and conversations worth sustaining. There is something for everyone!

Cutthroat Training Group

Join Cascade Endurance for an 12-week training program for the Cutthroat marathon, or other summer running or biking races. Includes a training plan, private slack channel for coach and community support, monthly zoom calls, and weekly emails to help you prep for the event. DATES: June 19-September 10

Yoga- Stretch and Recovery for Runners

Join Motive Yoga for 75 minutes of pure maintenance and our goal is your recovery. No yoga experience necessary. Our techniques are strategic: long-held stretches to create muscle pliability, ball rolling for soft tissue release, injury prevention through use of props, the wall, and floor, and down-regulation of the nervous system for maximum physical recovery. This class is an investment in your ability to run tomorrow. Your body will thank you! Limit 30 participants, register early!

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Dig Day

This is a Dig Day you won't want to miss! We will be rehabbing Methow Valley classics, including Blue Buck and Lightning Creek trails. Join us for trail work on Friday and Saturday, followed by a group ride on Sunday. Shimano and Kulshan will provide free food and beverages! All you need to do is sign up, eat amazing food, drink great beer and beverages, work on rad trails, and ride them. Maybe even win some prizes along the way. What could be better? You must register to participate. Sign up by clicking the Evergreen logo.

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