Swauk Meadow Road

Liberty, Washington (Kittitas County)

Last Updated: 05/11/2020
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 3.66 miles
Highest Elevation: 4958 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Liberty
Nearest Town w/ Services: Cle Elum
Official Road Name: 9716
Management Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
District: Cle Elum Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Swauk Meadow Road
Swauk Meadow Road is a short trail located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, about 15 miles South-West of Wenatchee. The trail is not particularly exciting, as its main purpose is to be the link between Highway US 97 and Liberty Beehive Road, near Table Mountain Road. Liberty Beehive Road has some narrow portions as well as some washouts and can become impassible even to 4X4 vehicles. If that happens, Swauk Meadow Road can be used as an alternate route or and an exit from the forest. The road also has several short offshoots, which may be used for dispersed camping. 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

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Trailhead of Swauk Meadow Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Liberty, Washington

Depart from Liberty, Washington on NF-9712 for 8.3 miles. Trailhead will be on the left. Alternatively, you can follow Table Mountain Road to the end, and turn left for 1.5 miles. The trailhead will be on the right.

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Dispersed

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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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