Pit Overlook 4W-321

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4/5 (1 reviews)
Cle Elum, Washington (Kittitas County)
Last Updated: 03/11/2019

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One of the many trails within the "Liberty OHV Area", the Pit Overlook is named for the unbelievable view from the top of the trail. Overlooking the eastern slopes of the Northern Cascade Mountain Range, this 4WD trail in the Swauk/Table Mountain Area runs through Deer Gulch near the town of Liberty. It is a loop trail which joins Crystal Ridge trail after one of it's more difficult obstacles. A fairly flat trail which is very scenic and runs through mostly rock shale, the route has gentle variations in elevation, some twists through trees and includes a couple of hill-climbs. The midway spur provides a majestic view of the valley below and the higher snow capped peaks of the surrounding Northern Cascades. Extremely scenic, this trail is only the beginning of the beauty and majesty of the Liberty area, have your camera ready at all times.

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4/5 (1)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/15/2019

Pit Overlook is relatively mild trail. The first half is very straightforward, with no difficulty until you get to the shelf road overlooking Hwy 97. The road is wide enough so as long as you're paying attention, there isn't any concern. It is a long, steep drop off the side though, so do be careful. Excellent views from this area. The second half of the trail has a bit more interesting terrain, though it is not anything very technical. There are a couple of fun hill climbs and some mild off-camber. When I went there were several large branches that stuck directly down and put a few pinstripes on my roof. There wasn't a way around those. The trail seems well-traveled so there was plenty of clearance on the sides. It was dry when I went, though I imagine if the ground was wet it would get a bit more interesting.

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