Table Mountain Road

Ellensburg, Washington (Kittitas County)

Last Updated: 05/01/2020
4 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 6.33 miles
Highest Elevation: 6197 feet
Duration: About 45 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Ellensburg
Nearest Town w/ Services: Ellensburg
Official Road Name: 35
Management Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
District: Cle Elum Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Table Mountain Road
Table Mountain Road begins 17 miles north of Ellensburg, Washington, and brings you into the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Though you’re back in the trees, the view isn’t what you might expect, as you pass through a forest that is dead and burnt. In September of 2012, a lightning storm started several small fires in the area, ultimately merging into one and encompassing over 42,000 acres, causing the nearby town of Liberty to evacuate. This trail also gives you access to Lion Rock; a short trail with a scenic view and a great campsite. Though not always green and lush, this is an easy trail through the forest with some nice views. 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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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Trailhead of Table Mountain Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Ellensburg, Washington

Turn right onto Green Spur Rd for 0.2 miles. Slight right onto Lower Green Canyon Rd for 4.7 miles. Turn left onto Reecer Creek Rd for 3.5 miles. Continue onto Forest Service Rd 3500 for 7.9 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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