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Twisp is a destination for the outdoor enthusiast. Hiking, backpacking and climbing are popular recreational activities in North Cascades National Park. The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers year-round recreational opportunities with hundreds of miles of trails for biking, hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. The Methow and Twisp Rivers provide fishing and rafting opportunities. Find out what to do in Twisp by exploring this page.
Valley Chamber Music Festival
Nine days of music featuring 5 major concerts await you at the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. Enjoy local wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres while listening to the music. Each concert evening begins with a social hour and ends with a afterglow where you can meet the musicians.
North Cascades National Park. Phone: 360-854-7200; Fax:
Popular activities include hiking, backpacking and mountain climbing. Other recreation includes biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, bird and wildlife watching.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Methow Valley Ranger District: 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA 98862. Phone: 509-996-4003.
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers year-round recreational opportunities with hundreds of miles of trails for biking, hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. Take the scenic route and sightsee on the hundreds of miles of forest roads. Many other activities await you including fishing, hunting, climbing, OHV, snowmobiling, downhill and cross country skiing.
Take a moderately strenuous, eleven mile hike around Louis Lake. The trailhead elevation is 3,600 feet topping out at 5,360 feet. This is an out-and-back trail best enjoyed mid-June the mid-October.
Named after the Methow Native Americans, the Methow River is characterized with beautiful scenery and crystal clear water. Home to some of the largest Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout makes this river ideal for fishing. In the late summer to early fall you can fish for steelhead.
At 26 miles long, the Twisp River originates in the North Cascades and flows into the Methow River in Twisp, Washington. The Twisp River's name comes from an Indian word that means yellowjacket or wasp. The fisherman will be able to catch smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and rainbow trout. Trails along the river provide opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Day Hike! North Cascades by Mike McQuaide. Organized by major highways and roads for easy trail-finding, clear descriptions of each trail, including mileage and estimated hiking time, elevation gain, possible trail conditions, difficulty level, map references, necessary permits, options for dogs and bikes, and where to find further information. Order now...
Day Hiking North Cascades by Craig Romano. This compact guide covers t a broad range of hiking options. This is the most up-to-date guide for the area, organized along highway and other travel corridors with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less, round-trip. Order now...
Moon Spotlight Washington's Northern Cascades Camping & Hiking by Tom Stienstra and Scott Leonard. Compact guide covering the region's camping and hiking sights with at-a-glance icons to activities. Hiking descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and clear driving directions are included. Order now...
A Falcon Guide to the Mount Baker-Mount Shuksan Area (Exploring Series) by Mike McQuaide. Written by an outdoor expert, this guide explores Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan and the surrounding area with detailed maps, facts about the area, routes, trail descriptions and more. Order now...
Birds of Washington State by Brian H. Bell and Gregory Kennedy. This book has interesting facts and useful information such as illustrations and range maps plus notes covering habitat, nesting, feeding and similar species, a glossary of terms and separate indexes for scientific and common names. Order now...
Hidden Washington: Including Seattle, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, Cascades and Columbia River Gorge (Hidden Travel) by Eric Lucas. This author gets to know each community by going from neighborhood to neighborhood. This book will take you to all the great spots while describing both the famous attractions and hidden favorites. Order now...
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