Jones Road

Nile, Washington (Yakima County)

Last Updated: 09/03/2020
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 6.17 miles
Highest Elevation: 4946 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Nile
Nearest Town w/ Services: Naches
Official Road Name: Jones Road
Management Agency: Department of Natural Resources, Wenas Wildlife Area
District: Naches Ranger District


Highlight: Jones Road
Jones Road begins at 4,946 feet, near the peak of Cleman Mountain, on the western edge of the Wenas Wildlife Area. It’s a dusty, rocky road that is fine for any 4X4, though cars will have a less enjoyable time. The entire trail is a descent, dropping over 2,600 feet after departing from Cleman Mountain toward the small town of Wenas. Early on you’ll traverse a switchback, the bottom of which has a nice dispersed campsite. The trail then continues down the mountain, passing through a few patches of trees and wide-open sections of brush. Once you’ve reached the end of the trail, it may look like a short, half-mile stretch keeping you from reaching pavement on North Wenas Road. Unfortunately, at the end of the trail, you’ll find an intersection with a sign pointing you to turn right. If you continue straight, you’ll find yourself on a local farm, and on private property. Make sure not to miss the turn, and to continue on to Newlands Road. 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 to Jones Road.

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. Sharp right onto NF-1712 Connector for 2.6 miles.



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Questions & Answers (1)

Q: is this still closed?
–Matt Rivera (05/14/2021)

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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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