NF 630

Nile, Washington (Yakima County)

Last Updated: 08/06/2021
4 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Typically Open: 05/15 - 10/15
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 0.96 miles
Highest Elevation: 3580 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Nile
Nearest Town w/ Services: Naches
Official Road Name: 630
Management Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
District: Naches Ranger District


Highlight: NF 630
This trail is situated in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The trail is used mostly as a connector trail to get you from NF-1500 to an awesome trail called Rattlesnake. But on your way there, the trail presents some really beautiful views of the Rattlesnake Creek Canyon protected by some high-volcanic cliffs on the other side of the canyon. The trail winds through some high mountain meadows with some scarred trees recovering from a past forest fire. Traveling down into the canyon to meet the trailhead for a trail called Rattlesnake.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
This is the trailhead and is marked with a small sign. Located on the right about 5 miles from where the dirt starts on NF-1500.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Nile, Washington

From the intersection of U.S. Hwy 12 and State Hwy 410 travel north on Hwy 410 toward the village of Nile, Washington. Approximately 6 miles turn left onto Nile Road and cross the bridge. Drive about 1 mile and before crossing the next bridge turn left onto NF-1500. Travel about 8-9 miles and stay left as NF-1500 turns to dirt. Travel uphill an additional 4-5 miles watching for a secondary road called NF-630. This is the trailhead.



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Michael Graham

Mapping Crew - Washington

Michael Graham is retired from the U.S. Army as an Infantry First Sergeant with 23 years of service. He did a tour in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He presently owns a Process Service Company in Tacoma. He is originally from Upstate New York but after being stationed in Washington knew immediately that this part of the county felt like home. He had a Jeep CJ5 as his first 4x4 but back in the 80's there wasn't a lot of hype and add-on parts as there are today. Building your rig is half the fun, making it your own style. He has actually found it to be an addiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest, in the Tacoma / Puyallup area and loves the sport of "wheeling" which allows access to so much more than a hiking trailhead. He enjoys organized rides and poker runs and the freedom and exploration this sport allows. Finding this website and authoring trail write-ups has really enhanced this sport for him. If you are new to the sport or just looking for someone to show you the trails he would love to hear from you.
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