Swakane Road Connector

Cashmere, Washington (Chelan County)

Last Updated: 05/16/2020
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 2.98 miles
Highest Elevation: 4000 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Cashmere
Nearest Town w/ Services: Cashmere
Official Road Name: 7415
Management Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
District: Wenatchee River Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Swakane Road Connector
Swakane Road is a trail with long ruts and deep puddles. After traveling 5 miles north of Cashmere, you'll find yourself back in the trees of the eastern side of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Early on the trail has many dips, followed by a long rut running down the center of the road. Rainy weather will make it more difficult, but also more enjoyable, as you drop down into deep puddles and slide around on some mud. Though it’s a brief trail, it’ll be fun for anyone looking to play in the puddles, or looking to venture further north into the forest. 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 Swakane Road Connector.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Cashmere, Washington

Follow Nahahum Canyon Road out of Cashmere, Washington for 6.7 miles.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (1)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: I see you recommended no full size, does this include full size pick ups?
–Carlos (06/17/2020)
–Jasmine & Jon Hughes (06/22/2020)

Writer Information

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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