Newlands Road

Naches, Washington (Yakima County)

Last Updated: 09/03/2020
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Highlight: Newlands Road
Newlands Road begins at the end of Jones Road, on the northeast edge of the Wenas Wildlife Area. At the trailhead, you can also find dispersed camping. As you travel back into the Wildlife Area, you will encounter a gate. There will continue to be small patches of trees early in the trail, but they’ll continue to thin out afterward until they all but disappear. For the next two miles, the scenery will be mostly brush and bushes, as well as a long fence. There is little elevation change, as the route runs along a valley. During this time, you can see Cleman Mountain behind you, as well as what lies ahead; Umtanum Ridge. The trees return as you cross Wenas Creek, allowing for more and better dispersed camping. Once you reach the end, you’ll arrive at North Wenas Road. From there, you’ll want to turn right to head to Naches for fuel and supplies, or head left toward Wenas, to continue the overland route. 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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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Trailhead of Newlands Road. Dispersed camping is available just after the trailhead on the left.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Wenas, Washington

Head southeast on N Wenas Rd toward Mt Vale Rd for 4.1 miles. Turn right for 0.1 miles. Turn right for 0.2 miles. Turn right for 2.4 miles. Turn left for 2.6 miles. Turn left for 30 feet.



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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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