Tip-Over

5/5 (4 reviews)
Cliffdell, Washington (Kittitas County)
Last Updated: 11/24/2022

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Highlight: Tip-Over
Tip-Over is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The area is a popular off-roading destination. The trail climbs 2.5 miles to an altitude of just over 5900 feet. This trail is a straight-through trail and can be used as a connector between Tripod Flats and String / 4W309. Most of this trail is covered in lava rock with gorgeous soaring rock walls towering above. Just about the time you're ready to be off the rocky path you enter the Silver Forest. This is a section of the forest that burned a few years ago. The fire burned so hot and fast a lot of the trees were left standing with most branches burned off and the remaining trunks looking silver in color. You can see the silver shine on the trees all the time but when the sun hits them they shimmer and reflect the sun's rays. It is truly an amazing sight. When the wind blows in the Silver Forest, the trees whistle. This happens when the wind hits the splits in the burned wood causing a whistling effect. Once you have reached the ridge you can look down over the Silver Forest and see how far the fire spread. Despite that, there is beauty to be seen in the forest as it strives to come alive again with new growth. We ask anyone traveling the trail to respect the forest and stay on the trail so this beautiful forest can regrow!
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