Washington Parks Bicycle Route #2

Elma, Washington - Sedro-Woolley, Washington (555 miles)

  • 2 pages
  • Adventure Cycling Association
  • 978-0-935108-85-9
  • Oct 1, 2010

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Section 2 of the Washington Parks Bicycle Route begins in Elma and heads east to Central Washington, then north, and back west to Sedro-Wooley. This is essentially half of a big loop. Map 1 represents the other half of the loop, taking riders from Washington west coast and into its central desert.

At the start of this route Mt. Rainier grows ever closer until you enter its namesake national park. The climb is a fairly steady 5-8% until you leave the park and begin descending to the Yakima River. Ellensburg is a good place to stop and replenish before the next big climb, Blewett Pass (4,102'). Make time to stop and enjoy North Cascades National Park. The route then roughly follows the Skagit River to Sedro-Woolley.

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  • 2 pages
  • Adventure Cycling Association
  • 978-0-935108-85-9
  • Oct 1, 2010

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