Loup Loup Canyon Road

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Okanogan, Washington (Okanogan County)
Last Updated: 06/12/2020

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Loup Loup Canyon Road is a fun trail packed with Washington history. Located 7 miles east of Okanogan and 38 miles north-east of Chelan, the trail skirts along the eastern border of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest as it travels north. There are several crossings of Loup Loup Creek and its smaller tributaries, as well as some large puddles on rainy days, making for an easy but fun trip. There’s also plenty of mining history as well, including the China Wall of Loup Loup. Built in 1888 by a Portland lawyer, large granite walls were constructed to support the boilers and furnace, in hopes of mining silver. No silver was found, and the company eventually went bankrupt. The remains of one of the walls are now known as China Wall, though the origin of the name is somewhat of a mystery; possibly from the many Chinese workers used in its construction, though no Chinese names were actually on the payroll. Whether you’re looking for a fun weekend trip, an overlanding journey, or some Washington history, this trail definitely worth a visit. 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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