Cascade Crest 100: Driving Directions

Start / Finish: Easton Fire Station, 180 Cabin Creek Road, Easton, WA 98925.  (47.233700, -121.176200)

Exit 71 off I-90.  Head south off of exit.  At stop sign, cross Railroad Street and continue onto Cabin Creek Road, curving left up and over railroad tracks to see big red fire station.  Follow parking attendant instructions.  

Tacoma Pass (47.205100, -121.310220)                

Note: Zero odometer from south side of Exit 62 overpass. If using GPS/cell-phone navigation, drive to Exit 62 and follow NF-52 / NF-41 option.  NF-41 is washed out (not passable) 5 miles from Easton.

0.0 miles: leave south side of Exit 62 interchange, heading W up Stampede Pass Rd (NF-54) for 1.1+ miles;

1.1 miles: Stay straight (left fork) on NF-54 at intersection with NF-5480 for 1.4 miles;

3.5 miles: Left onto NF-41 for 1.6 miles;

5.1 miles: Stay right on NF-41 (main road) for 1.8 miles;

6.9 miles: Stay left on NF-41 (main road) for 0.1 miles;

7.0 miles: Stay left on NF-41 (main road) for 4.3 miles;

11.3 miles: Turn slight right on NF-52 for 1.3 miles (should be a sign for PCT - 1 mile).

12.6 miles: Arrive at Tacoma Pass.  Aid Station will be on left (south) side of road (~3460').

Stampede (47.283300, -121.351200)

Note: Zero odometer from south side of Exit 62 overpass.

0.0 miles: leave south side of Exit 62 interchange, heading W up Stampede Pass Rd (NF-54) for 1.1+ miles;

1.1 miles: Stay straight (left fork) on NF-54 at intersection with NF-5480 for 1.4 miles;

3.5 miles: Stay straight (right) on NF-54 at junction with NF-41 for 1.1 miles;

4.6 miles: Arrive at Stampede Pass; Aid Station will be on left (south) side of road (~3680').

Olallie Meadow (47.373200, -121.446850)

Note: Zero odometer from Exit 54 underpass.  Also known as Windy Pass.  

0.0 miles: Head SSW on SR-906 towards Hyak Drive E for 0.1 miles;

0.1 miles: Continue straight onto Hyak Drive E throught neighborhood past water treatment plant for 1.0 miles;

1.1 miles: Turn slight left onto NF-9070 for 4.3 miles;

5.4 miles: Arrive at PCT crossing.  Aid Station is on right (Northbound) side of road.  

Hyak (47.392150, -121.393000)

Note: Zero odometer from Exit 54 underpass.  State Park area.  WA State Discover Pass required!! 

0.0 miles: Head SSW on SR-906 towards Hyak Drive E for 0.1 miles;

0.1 miles: Turn Left to stay on SR-906 for 0.4 miles;

0.5 miles: Turn Right onto NF-906 for 230 feet;

0.5 miles: Turn Right onto access road for Snoqualmie Tunnel / State Park Parking for 0.1 miles;

0.6 miles: Arrive at huge parking lot.  PAY PARKING FEE!!  Aid Station is in NW corner of lot (~2550').

Kachess Lake (47.359980, -121.252200)

Note: Zero odometer from end of Westbound Exit 62 off-ramp.  Or follow GPS coordinates, like a boss.

0.0 miles: Head NE on Kachess Lake Rd (turns into NF-49) for 5.1 miles;

5.1 miles: Turn Left onto NF-4930 for 0.4 miles;

5.5 miles: Turn slight Right staying on NF-4930 for 0.1 miles;

5.6 miles: Arrive at Aid Station on left (west) side of road (~2480').

Mineral Creek (47.417640, -121.238100)

Note: Zero odometer from Exit 80 over-pass.  Crew must park 2.5 miles above aid station and walk down.

0.0 miles: Head North on Bullfrog Rd for 2.8 miles;

2.8 miles: At second traffic circle, continue straight onto WA-903 N for 1.5 miles;

4.3 miles: Turn Left onto W. Nevada Ave (still WA-903 N) for 0.3 miles;

4.6 mies: Turn slight Right, staying on WA-903 N for 4.5 miles;

9.1 miles: Continue straight as WA-903 N changes into Salmon la Sac Rd for 9.2 miles;

18.3 miles: Turn Left onto NF-46 for 4.7 miles;

23.0 miles: Continue straight on NF-46 past turn-off for Cooper Lake (where it turns to dirt road) for 2.3 miles;

25.3 miles: Continue straight on NF-46 past NF-4617 (where course heads up towards No Name) for 2.4 miles;

27.7 miles: Arrive at Aid Station location at Trailhead for Mineral Creek Trail (~2380').  

Silver Creek (47.267300, -121.173540)                        

Note: Zero odometer from Exit 70 overpass.  Closest road access: (47.267500, -121.174250)

0.0 miles: Left on West Sparks Road for 0.6 miles;

0.6 miles: Right on Kachess Dam Road for 0.2 miles;

0.8 miles: Continue straight onto NF-4818 (no longer Kachess Dam Road) for 0.7 miles;

1.5 miles: Right on unnamed logging road heading east for 0.6 miles;

2.1 miles: Arrive at road end.  AS location is located about 200' past trail sign in clearing.