West Kachess Wetlands

3/5 (2 reviews)
This route is predominantly used as a snowmobile trail in the winter, but once the snow melts it makes for a fun detour off the main forest road, FR-4828. The terrain is mainly soft dirt with some rocky areas, which a hard rain can turn rather muddy. The trail navigates through lush forest along the... Read More
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Highlights of West Kachess Wetlands

Forest Category Icon Forest
Highest Elevation
2375 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
116
Nearest Town
Easton
Nearest Services
Easton
Management Agency
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
District
Cle Elum Ranger district

Overview

This route is predominantly used as a snowmobile trail in the winter, but once the snow melts it makes for a fun detour off the main forest road, FR-4828. The terrain is mainly soft dirt with some rocky areas, which a hard rain can turn rather muddy. The trail navigates through lush forest along the edge of a large wetland adjacent to Lake Kachess. In many places, a short walk off the trail affords visitors with beautiful views of the wetlands and the various critters that call it home such as beavers and herons. However, those who are worried about their paint jobs may want to be cautious about taking this trail, as some pinstriping might occur due to its narrow and poorly maintained nature. This trail is best to run June-October to avoid patches of lingering wet snow.

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14 Trail Photos
3 Trail Concerns
2 Community Reviews
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