NF-86 (Southern End)

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4.5/5 (2 reviews)
Cook, Washington (Skamania County)
Last Updated: 01/18/2020

Trail Information


NF-86 is a gravel road in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It’s a winding road that is mostly up-hill and is filled with puddles after a rainfall. The distance covered before reaching NF-6610 is 8.52 miles, though NF-86 does continue on for an additional 8 miles, ultimately reaching State Route 141 near the Guler Ice Caves. The road can be narrow at times, which may cause pinstriping. Another obstacle to be aware of is the slight washout at Waypoint 4; it’s not a large concern, but something to anticipate. Dispersed camping is available on the trail, with Waypoint 6 offering a beautiful view of Mount Hood. Waypoint 7 offers dispersed camping for a larger group. This trail is part of the Washington Cascade Overland Route. Visit Overlanding Across Washington for more information, including which trails to take next.

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4.5/5 (2)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/02/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

this was a great easy trail,
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/03/2021

Easy trail, not many obstacles. The campsite mentioned at waypoint 6 was just big enough to tuck into and be off of the road. Minimal space for ground tent but fantastic for a RTT. No one else seen on the trail and we were undisturbed throughout the day we spent here.

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