Washington Byways Guide Book

by Tony Huegel (Wilderness Press)
Washington Byways  by Tony Huegel

174pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0899972993

This guidebook presents over 50 carefully selected backcountry trips on gravel tracks, old wagon and mining routes, and active logging roads. Washington Byways takes you and your family to the Olympic Peninsula's soaring mountains, the volcanic cones of the Cascades, the Snake River country's precipitous canyons, and the golden hills of the Palouse. With Huegel as your scout, you'll find and explore dozens of roads and landscapes. Fifty-six trips with full-page maps, detailed descriptions, and photos, all in a unique glove-box size.

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Trails from the "Washington Byways" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 56.
... Preview: You will travel along the Chewuch River, where salmon can be seen spawning in August, then climb into rugged mountains for spectacular vistas from Baldy Pass (6,515 feet) and the lookout on First Butt ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Conconully, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 51
... Preview: This gentle forest-lover’s journey climbs about 2,000 feet, providing views of the beautiful Kettle River valley. The roadbed is primarily gravel, with a stretch of two-track native dirt. Bamber Cree ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Curlew, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 22.6
... Preview: This short trip along Canyon Creek Road will take you through Donaldson Draw, a rocky reminder of the time when ice sheets thousands of feet thick blanketed much of North America. The road ends atop B ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Kettle Falls, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10.1
... Preview: Bethel Ridge Road climbs over a 5,000-foot-elevation volcanic ridge east of William O. Douglas Wilderness, passing through a mixed forest. The views of the valleys, ridges and peaks east of the Cascad ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Nile, WA - Fishing,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 33
... Preview: This rugged region, on the western flank of the northern Rocky Mountains, was sculpted by great ice sheets that melted away at the end of the last ice age, some 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. The heavi ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Aladdin, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 23.5
... Preview: Although the route passes logged areas, it does wind among deep, forested valleys and high ridges that provide fabulous views of the Olympic Mountains and, in the distance to the east, the Cascade Ran ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Quilcene, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: This short but immensely rewarding side trip off S.R. 20 takes you to a 6,135-foot peak on the eastern slope of the Cascade Range. The views of the region where Washington’s dry eastern expanse meets ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Conconully, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: Cape Flattery, the most northwestern point in the contiguous states, is the home of the Makah Nation. It was named in 1778 by British Capt. James Cook for the point of land that “flattered us with the ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Neah Bay, WA - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Carbon River Road, which parallels its namesake waterway, passes through a rare inland, old-growth temperate rainforest of giant Sitka spruce, Douglas fir and western red cedar. It ends in the least-v ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Fairfax, WA - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: Cascade River Road ascends a forested valley hewn by glaciers and long traveled by Indians, pioneers, explorers and miners. Today, this remote entrance to North Cascades National Park attracts visitor ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Marblemount, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: Fly fishers can cast for rainbow trout in Chopaka Lake, an irrigation reservoir named for an Indian word meaning “high mountain.” The descent from the lake to Sinlahekin Valley provides fine views of ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Loomis, WA - Fishing,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 24.8
... Preview: Cleman Mountain, a 15-mile-long ridge formed of Columbia Basin lava flows more than 10 million years ago, was named in 1868 for settler Augustan Cleman. It rises to an elevation of nearly 5,000 feet, ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Naches, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: In the 1880s, this mountain road over Colockum Pass (5,373 feet) was part of a long and important freight and emigrant route linking The Dalles, Oregon, the Ruby mines and British Columbia, Canada. ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Kittitas, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: This exhilarating drive climbs from 200 feet or so above sea level to a mile-high ridge. It ends at a vista point and hiking trailhead on 6,007-ft. Blue Mountain, north of the meadow for which the roa ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: West of the confluence of the Similkameen and Okanogan rivers rise beautiful but austere hills, bluffs, canyons and cliffs. The banks and gravel bars of the Similkameen, just to the north of this old ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Oroville, WA - Fishing,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: The Entiat Mountains’ high ridgeline roads provide fabulous views of the Cascade Range, particularly from the lookout on 5,814-foot Sugarloaf Peak. Easy, though rocky in places, on native-surface road ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Leavenworth, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 42
... Preview: You’ll enjoy terrific views of the Columbia River Gorge and the high, golden-brown benchlands, rolling rangelands and bucolic valleys that flank it. On road surfaces that range from asphalt and graded ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Northport, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: You will meander along the crest of a ridge that rises to an elevation of about 5,000 feet, providing spectacular views of Mt. Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mt. Adams, even Oregon’s Mt. Hood. The ridge i ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Randle, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 33
... Preview: You will climb 4,700 feet up the western face of steep and deeply furrowed mountains that tower over the 55-mile-long, water-filled glacial trough of Lake Chelan. Then you will drive on the crest of t ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Manson, WA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 59
... Preview: The broad vistas (in clear weather) across the southern Cascades are outstanding. But the grand prize is the hike through old-growth forest to High Rock fire lookout. It is perched on the heart-stoppi ... From the guidebook "Washington Byways"
Ashford, WA - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 21