Roaring Ridge Road

Chumstick, Washington (Chelan County)

Last Updated: 05/18/2020
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 5.21 miles
Highest Elevation: 4494 feet
Duration: About 40 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Chumstick
Nearest Town w/ Services: Leavenworth
Official Road Name: 5801
Management Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
District: Entiat Ranger District


Highlight: Roaring Ridge Road
Roaring Ridge Road is a fun trail full of ridgeline driving out in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The trailhead begins 13 miles north of Cashmere, Washington, and travels east to Roaring Ridge. Much of the trail is on the ridge, and there are a few bumps and dips along the way adding to the fun. Views are abundant, and though powerlines are also present, they don’t take away from the beauty. These power lines spread at least 90 miles, across the forest between Snohomish and the Columbia River. This is an easy, but also fun and beautiful trail, for anyone wanting to expand their journey across 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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Trailhead of Roaring Ridge Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Chumstick, Washington

Head north on Chumstick Hwy for 2.2 miles. Turn right onto Merry Canyon Rd for 3.4 miles. Turn left onto Dry Creek Rd/NF-7804 for 3.2 miles. Continue onto NF-7801 for 2 miles. Turn right onto NF-5800 for 2 miles. Alternatively, follow Entiat Ridge Road until Waypoint 14, and follow Tillicum Road for 1.79 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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