NF-1712 Connector

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5/5 (2 reviews)
Nile, Washington (Yakima County)
Last Updated: 09/03/2020

Trail Information


NF-1712 begins in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest but soon exits into the Wenas and Oak Creek Wildlife areas. Much of the trail is on the ridgeline, allowing you to see the valley below, including the Naches River, and Meloy Canyon. The trail isn’t particularly steep, as much of the elevation gain occurred in the previous trail, NF-1711. Some great views can be had in the earlier portions of the trail. You will also find the summit of Cleman Mountain at 5,085 feet, which is accompanied by a radio tower. While dispersed camping can be had, the lack of cover may make for a windy night, especially with a rooftop tent. The connector ends shortly after, as you turn north to head down the mountain, and into Wenas. 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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5/5 (2)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/09/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy trail but has some stunning views!
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 09/02/2020

The Evans Canyon Wildfire that started on August 31st has caused evacuations in this area. Check live updates here:
Trail Review: NF-1712 Connector - Jasmine & Jon Hughes

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