Summer 2010 Seattle to Lamont WA, Off Road 

Route from Seattle to the Lamont, WA following John Wayne Trail and Columbia Plateau Trail


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Author: Larry G.
Date: 27 Sep 2010 6:32:00 PM
Source: Trimble Outdoors website
Activity: Mountain Biking
State: Washington (WA)
Distance: 334.96 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 10001 ft
Total Loss: 8283 ft
Net Change: 1718 ft
Difficulty: 6 / 10
Tags: Cle Elum, WA, Ellensburg, WA, Iron Horse State Park, John Wayne Trail, north bend, Seattle, Washington
Rating:   1 rating(s) Rate it

Includes portions of the Burke-Gilman Trail, The Sammaish River Trai, The Tolt Pipeline Trail, and The Snoqualmia Valley Trail.

This route travels through some isolated areas so do your homework.

Permits are required for sections of the John Wayne Trail - Contact WA State Parks and DNR.

TO TRAILHEAD: Starting at Green Lake in Seattle

Position Format: Datum:
Tracks

from home to Alice Creek CG

Distance: 66.95 mi Points: 1092
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Via Burke, Tolt Pipeline, and Snoqualmie Valley trails.

Wanapmun SP to Othello WA

Distance: 54.32 mi Points: 374
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Via I-90 Vantage bridge

Othello to Ritzville

Distance: 56.06 mi Points: 258
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Alice Creek to Cle Elum

Distance: 45.65 mi Points: 571
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Cle Elum to Wanapum State Park

Distance: 67.91 mi Points: 690
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Ritzville to Lamont

Distance: 44.06 mi Points: 306
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Points of Interest

Home

Location: 47.683390, -122.340306
7353 W Green Lake DR N

Carter Creek Campsite

Location: 47.388065, -121.542735

Snoqualmie Tunnel #50

Location: 47.395444, -121.443493
Tunnel Closed

Cold Creek Campsite

Location: 47.368129, -121.394098

Roaring Creek Campsite

Location: 47.328788, -121.370752

Whitter Tunnel #49

Location: 47.263945, -121.291297
Tunnel Closed

Tunnel #48

Location: 47.240233, -121.186986
Tunnel Closed

Thorp Tunnel #47

Location: 47.122359, -120.731013
Closed

Thorp Tunnel #46

Location: 47.112152, -120.723470
Closed

Detour

Location: 46.839059, -119.645941
Follow roads to Warden

Army West

Location: 46.950834, -120.297182
Enter Yakima Firing Range. Get Permit

Bridge closed

Location: 46.956429, -120.304005
Detour is mapped

Tunnel Entrance

Location: 46.909988, -120.230663

Tunnel Exit

Location: 46.909783, -120.222917

Army East

Location: 46.845179, -119.964116

Spokane Amtrak

Location: 47.656832, -117.415309

Intersection with Columbia Plateau Trail

Location: 47.052815, -118.015137
Ride roads until Lamont

Fish Lake Trail

Location: 47.522186, -117.515388

Tolt Pipe Line Trail

Location: 47.748457, -122.209210

Wanapum State Park

Location: 46.901962, -119.990358

Rejoin Trail

Location: 46.965962, -119.023991

Ellensburg KOA

Location: 47.004753, -120.593491

Beverly Dunes ORV Area

Location: 46.829664, -119.870882
Primitive Camping

Detour through Ritzville

Location: 46.986810, -118.342667

Rejoin Trail

Location: 47.023802, -118.192978

Start of ridable trail

Location: 47.283829, -117.829109
Restroom

Tolt Pipeline Hill

Location: 47.736278, -122.141469
Couldn't climb this with loaded bikes.

1st rest stop

Location: 47.753189, -122.166241
Charred with a fairly odd, probably homeless man about bikes.

Tolt Pipeline Trail ends

Location: 47.718020, -122.011446
Steep descent on a moss covered driveway. Neil lost his brakes

Road Riding

Location: 47.717009, -122.008163
Fairly busy road with minimal shoulder.

More Road Riding

Location: 47.708989, -122.005910
Better shoulder over bridge

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Location: 47.709090, -121.984795
Gravel Rails to Trails

Lunch Stop

Location: 47.649258, -121.913245
Sandy's Espresso

Trail Detour

Location: 47.549124, -121.828487
Push up to the road

QFC

Location: 47.493284, -121.780593
Grocery Stop

Narrow Bridge

Location: 47.499344, -121.788039
Almost clipped by a van

MIssed Turn

Location: 47.528373, -121.810055
Didn't ride far enough to rejoin the trail, road riding instead

Back on the Trail

Location: 47.475651, -121.746497
Relentless climbing starts

Fallen Tree

Location: 47.447594, -121.738987
T was almost clothes lined trying to ride under it.

Visitor Center

Location: 47.426926, -121.774349
Filled water

Alice Creek Camp Ground

Location: 47.409895, -121.591508

Lunch Stop

Location: 47.424632, -121.416221
Webb's Grill - the Pancake house is closed.

I-90 Climb

Location: 47.397826, -121.447635
Long, steep climb on a very busy freeway to Snoqualmie Pass

Trail Detour

Location: 47.391638, -121.455317
Steep descent past a cell phone tower to I-90

Rejoin Trail

Location: 47.393861, -121.394076

Rejoin Trail

Location: 47.233965, -121.176581

Trail Detour

Location: 47.300304, -121.326313
Detour for tunnel closure

I-90 Riding

Location: 47.305033, -121.306787
Long section on the freeway, wide shoulder

Exit Freeway

Location: 47.251912, -121.192589

Second NIght

Location: 47.195078, -120.942521
Timber Lodge Cle Elum

Lentines Italian Resteraunt

Location: 47.194481, -120.941041
Dinner

Cottage Cafe

Location: 47.192833, -120.919518
Breakfast

Water Slide

Location: 47.147590, -120.808851

Detour - NOT

Location: 47.181021, -120.912223
Told to detour here but tunnels are open

Picnic Table

Location: 47.109684, -120.721464
Neil fixed a flat here

Rejoin Trail

Location: 47.000685, -120.530341

Safeway

Location: 46.996192, -120.543129

Bike Shop

Location: 46.996002, -120.548923

Lunch

Location: 46.996383, -120.548859

Trail Detour

Location: 47.007241, -120.550404

Trail Detour

Location: 46.974103, -120.364580
Trestle out ahead.

Tunnel looked closed

Location: 46.913139, -120.234933
But Probably wasn't

Parking lot where we should've dropped off our permit.

Location: 46.869280, -119.998255

Short but Steep Climb

Location: 46.868554, -119.978385

3rd Night

Location: 46.901786, -119.991860
Wanapum State Park -$28, showers but no potable water.

I-90 Bridge at Vantage

Location: 46.940696, -119.979039
2 lanes no shoulder. Scary

Breakfast

Location: 46.944762, -119.990551

Scenic Overlook

Location: 46.895027, -119.956884

Rejoin Trail

Location: 46.836901, -119.934568
Short push up. No services in Beverly

Lunch Stop

Location: 46.835690, -119.745156
Bridge over Lower Crab Creek

Pumped Water

Location: 46.836505, -119.744003

GOATHEADS

Location: 46.840380, -119.661595
And an electric fence.

Missed this turn

Location: 46.840908, -119.603219
Looks like a driveway

Realized we missed the turn

Location: 46.857433, -119.596825

Neil added air

Location: 46.839176, -119.583950
Cable guy in the broken down truck

Flat BoB tire

Location: 46.840174, -119.656992

Flat Rear Tire

Location: 46.833657, -119.532967

WA 26

Location: 46.810576, -119.345598
Busy road with decent shoulder

4th Night

Location: 46.826713, -119.159925
Best Western

Super WalMart

Location: 46.824320, -119.147737
Doesn't stock presta tubes.

5th Night

Location: 47.119541, -118.364339
Cedars Inn

Perkins

Location: 47.118957, -118.364189

Grocery Store

Location: 47.122622, -118.382750

Bug Tussle Park

Location: 47.201107, -117.905198

Neil Almost Eaten By Dog

Location: 47.192024, -117.918062

2 locked gates

Location: 47.050213, -118.122296

Thought we missed the turn

Location: 47.047435, -118.073888
We were looking for the Columbia Rail grade. Turned back here.

Road Riding

Location: 47.051148, -118.121567

Poi 89

Location: 47.057376, -118.066421

Paved road ends

Location: 47.061264, -117.999086

Locked gate near here

Location: 46.922835, -118.751221

Closed Trestle

Location: 46.831484, -119.949031

Detour

Location: 46.970004, -118.647838

Rejoin Trail

Location: 46.965948, -118.610340
It is possible to rejoin the trail here for another 10 miles

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