McDaniels Canyon

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McDaniels Canyon is a Green-Dot road on BLM land located off the Nasty Creek Road. The trail travels across very bumpy lava fields along a ridgeline with beautiful views to the south, west, and east. At one point Mount Rainier to the west and Mt. Adams to the south are in full view at the same time. This very primitive road makes a 4x4 with high clearance a necessity. McDaniels Canyon ends at the Cowiche Creek Road which is gated, so a return trip back to the top will be necessary and the hill climbs back to the top across the lave fields will likely require 4-low in four-wheel-drive. There are several dispersed campsites along the way, making this an interesting overland adventure.