Old River Road

Yakima, Washington

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This 12-mile out-and-back trip on Old River Road offers cyclists a pleasant outing. The terrain is level to rolling, and the gravel road is in good condition. The route includes 1.5 miles of paved road cycling. The cycling is easy along this stretch of the popular Naches River. Old River Road rolls past developed and undeveloped campsites, fishing holes, shady picnic spots, and summer homes. This route also passes the trailhead for the Boulder Cave Recreation Trail. Good family ride; bring a flashlight to explore Boulder Cave.
Mountain Bike! Washington

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Mountain Bike! Washington

by Bennett & Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

This 12-mile out-and-back trip on Old River Road offers cyclists a pleasant outing. The terrain is level to rolling, and the gravel road is in good condition. The route includes 1.5 miles of paved road cycling.

The cycling is easy along this stretch of the popular Naches River. Old River Road rolls past developed and undeveloped campsites, fishing holes, shady picnic spots, and summer homes. This route also passes the trailhead for the Boulder Cave Recreation Trail. Good family ride; bring a flashlight to explore Boulder Cave.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Yakima
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 2,600 feet
Top Elevation: 2,600 feet
Local Contacts: Naches Ranger District, 509-653-2205
Local Maps: Naches Ranger District map. USGS 7.5: Cliffdell.
Driving Directions: Directions to Old River Road

Recent Trail Reviews

6/25/2008
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The directions to the trail were good except the Forest Service Road number has changed from 1704 to 1709. The road was two miles of loose gravel and we were wishing we had better suited tires for the terrain (we had road tires). There were a lot of cars going to and from the many riverfront campgrounds which we weren't really expecting to have to deal with. We never did find the trail when the road ended and were disappointed in the lack of description in the guide posted here on how to exactly find it. With that said the upside is this area is great for a camping/biking/hiking/wine tasting/rafting exersion. It's centrally located on Hwy 410 and 40 mins East to Yakima for wine tasting and 30 mins West to Chinook Pass with breathtaking views of Mt. Rainer and turnoff to go to Paradise at Rainer. There are also many, many hikes to choose from in this area (American Ridge Trail, Fifes Peak Trail etc).



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