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    Senior Member Rainman's Avatar
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    After many years of wanting to run the Naches Pass, my wish finally came true this last weekend. My Dad and I started in the Little Naches area ( a few miles west of Cliffdell, WA) and ended up outside of Greenwater, WA.



    The pass is an old wagon trail that is now a Jeep trail.



    I have always been a little nervous to run the pass because I thought it would over my head. There were some difficult parts, but it seemed like the TW was built for this trail.











    At the top of the pass, there is an area called Government Meadows. It has a large cabin used for hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail and for snowmobilers.







    We also ran some single track the next day.







    We came across this huge wash out riding on a logging road.

    If you can't find it, grind it

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    Looks like it was a great ride in a prettyy area. Thanks for taking us along. Gerry
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    That is beautiful country and looks perfect for the TW, thanks so much for posting the pics. Glad you guys had fun. How long did it take you?

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    Nice!! Rainman, we have GOT to get together, I have been wanting to ride that route also.



    I have some questions about your ride,

    1. Did ya'll ride over and back, or prestage a rig?

    2. Total milage?

    3. Was the trail busy?



    I have others, but you know, we should just meet somewhere and talk!



    Let me know, I'm usually in White Swan, but we have a house in Mo Lake also.



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    Really nice picture's Rainman. I bet that whole old wagon road has some great and interesting riding.



    Over the years, I've become more comfortable riding the old wagon and logging roads, but have yet (if ever) become comfortable on single track. I want to ride some of the single track trails, but they usually have some pretty technical parts that either the TW or myself (usually me) are not capably of. I will admit it, I get scared of some of the drop offs on one side of a single track, where as a logging road provides me enough buffer. So, how difficult was the single track?



    Thanks for sharing, great stuff!
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    The Naches Trail took us a couple hours, but is very doable in less. We stopped to take pictures, to rest, and pickup my Dad's tipped over TW.



    We rode the trail from east to west, and then rode a logging road back (Roads 70 and 7080). Next time I would ride the trail back.



    The single track was challenging, but very doable. We took it slow. The trail was nice dirt, but it was steep with a lot of switchbacks. In the area, motorcycle trails range from easy to can't even walk on them.



    The trail is a total of 9.56 miles and we went on about 7 of it.



    We saw five motorcycles along the way, and three bikes and a Suzuki parked near the cabin. The trail can get busy though.
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    GREEN, GREEN, GREEN, not like San Diego. Thanks for the pics very cool.



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    That looks like a lot of fun. Nice post!
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    Great pics rainman. That ride looks awesome. If you head that way again this year maybe I can join you.

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    Great pics! Looks like a great place to ride. Nice looking TW's

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