NF-1712 Connector

Nile, Washington (Yakima County)

Last Updated: 09/03/2020
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 2.58 miles
Highest Elevation: 5085 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Nile
Nearest Town w/ Services: Naches
Official Road Name: 1712
Management Agency: Department of Natural Resources, Oak Creek Wildlife Area
District: Naches Ranger District


Highlight: NF-1712 Connector
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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Trailhead of NF-1712.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Nile, Washington

Head north on Nile Rd toward Nile Creek Ln for 2.9 miles. Turn left onto WA-410 W for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Maloy Rd/NF-1701 for 1.6 miles. Slight right onto NF-1711 for 5.8 miles.



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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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