Bethel Ridge Road – NF1500

Total Miles
25.2

Elevation

1736.76 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

The twenty-five miles of Bethel Ridge Road climbs up and over Bethel Ridge from Highway 12 to State Route 410 just to the East of the William O Douglas Wilderness. This road is also part of Section Two of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR). In addition to accessing Bethel Ridge, it leads to numerous spurs that access hiking trails into the wilderness. The first 15 miles are maintained gravel, and the last 10 miles are paved but still tight and twisty with little room to pass oncoming traffic. During the Summer of 2021, a large wildfire burned through this area. This road can be a bit busy between the WABDR activity and the logging activity. Stay alert and be considerate of others.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2