Carson, Washington (Skamania County)

Last Updated: 01/05/2020
4 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 7.37 miles
Highest Elevation: 2360 feet
Duration: About 40 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Carson
Nearest Town w/ Services: Stevenson
Official Road Name: 6808
Management Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest
District: Mount Adams Ranger District


Highlight:  NF-6808
NF-6808 is an easy trail that takes you from the southern edge of Washington, near the Columbia River, into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. A nice area with light trails, that is welcoming for newcomers and experienced travelers alike. While it lacks in challenges, NF-6808 leads you on to further adventures deep in the forests and mountains of Washington. This trail is part of the Washington Cascade Overland Route. Visit Overlanding Across Washington for more information, including which trails to take next.


Route Information

Technical Rating

( EASY )

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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
NF-6808 begins on the right.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Stevenson, Washington

Take School St to WA-14 E/2nd St for 0.3 miles. Follow WA-14 E and Wind River Hwy to Bear Creek Rd/NF-6808 for 7.3 miles. Turn right onto Bear Creek Rd/NF-6808.



Trail Reviews (2)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Hello Jasmine & John, My name is Jacob and my family is planning to complete about 3/4 of this Washington Overlanding adventure. We are going to start at the southern end of Washington near the Oregon border, then work our way back up north. We live in Everett Wa. so we will leave the trail at an exit point closest to Everett. My question is with the trail lists you have provided is the route enterable into GPS or easy to map out and follow? I am a little concerned with finding and following the trails you have listed as this will be our 1st trip along this route. Any help or advice would be very appreciated. We love offroading but have really only attempted day trips to Walker Valley, and a few other areas in Washington. Thank you, Jacob Reed
–Jacob (06/06/2020)
–Jasmine & Jon Hughes (06/12/2020)

Writer Information

Jasmine & Jon Hughes

Mapping Crew - Washington

Centered in the pinnacle of the Pacific NW and growing up cruising around the small town of Quilcene, Jasmine grew with a fascination and passion for outdoors and travel, many of those adventures fueled by the family's 1998 Jeep Cherokee. Years later, photography grew as a way to capture and share the adventures being had. After a road trip from Seattle to San Diego in a 1996 Jetta, a 4WD truck would be the next step in going further in photographing the wild places of the West. In December of 2016, a manual 1989 Toyota Pickup was purchased and those dreams would continue to flourish. Jon grew up in a small Wisconsin town. In 2004, his parents decided to purchase a new Jeep LJ. They picked the LJ because of the additional room, as it would be used for a road trip to Florida. After joining the navy, the family Jeep followed Jon down to Georgia and became his own. It took him to Virginia, and then Washington. It wasn't until Washington that things started to happen for Jon and his Jeep. Jasmine, now his wife, got him more interested in hiking, and ultimately overlanding. Over time, Jon and Jasmine realized that they wanted to use the Jeep to tackle harder trails, and spend weekends in ORV parks. It was through this decision that the mostly stock Jeep received a refreshing upgrade after 15 years of driving. Jon usually drives the Jeep when the trail is in question, and to allow Jasmine to document the trails. Currently, Jon has been in 26 states with the Jeep, via family trips and his time in the navy. Jon hopes to travel to every state with his Jeep, including Alaska and Hawaii.
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