DIRECTIONS


Every vehicle needs a Northwest Forest Pass to park on USDA Forest Service lands.  



SALMON LA SAC SNO-PARK (all race entrants, crews, and volunteers)

Easy access for all vehicles, ample parking, port-a-potties.


From I-90, take Exit 80 toward Roslyn/Suncadia. Head north off the exit onto Bullfrog Road. At the traffic circle in 2 miles, take the first exit to stay on Bullfrog Road. At the next traffic circle in 0.7 miles, take the second exit to continue straight onto WA-903 N toward Roslyn. In 1.5 miles (after passing through Roslyn), turn left onto W Nevada Ave. In 0.3 miles, continue onto WA-903 N/N 7th Street. In 4.5 miles (after passing through Ronald), WA-903 N becomes Salmon La Sac Road; continue straight. In 9.6 miles, turn right onto NF-4315. Go 0.2 miles and turn right into the Sno-Park.


The turn onto NF-4315 is unmarked. If you reach Cayuse Horse Camp, you’ve gone too far.


SASSE RIDGE (aid station volunteers only)

Easy access, no toilet facilities.


Out of the Sno-Park lot, turn right onto NF-4315. (Don’t go back out to the main paved road.) Take NF-4315 for 6.5 miles until it ends. That’s it.


GALLAGHER HEAD LAKE (aid station volunteers only) 

Technical 4WD vehicle and driving experience required, no toilet facilities.


HIKING DIRECTIONS: From the De Roux Trailhead, hop on the Boulder - De Roux Trail and hike alongside De Roux Creek. The trail starts out flat, crossing a large, sturdy bridge and wandering alongside the creek, but soon begins to climb. Continue 1.3 miles before arriving at a junction. Take the right hand trail, signed for “Gallagher Head Lake”. It’s 1.5 miles of steady climbing as you go from 4,080 to 5,520 feet. Climb through the forest alongside De Roux Creek as it becomes more dramatic, complete with crashing rapids and waterfalls. Top out at a creek crossing that takes some balance - or at least a set of trekking poles - to make it across dry.


DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: See Iron Peak directions below.


VAN EPPS PASS (aid station volunteers only)

Technical 4WD vehicle and driving experience required, no toilet facilities.


HIKING DIRECTIONS: From Esmeralda Trailhead, hike 0.3 miles to a junction. Veer left onto Trail 1394. After 2.7 miles, you’ll encounter an intersection. Stay right on Trail 1226.2 toward Lake Ann. It’s 2.6 miles from this intersection to Van Epps Pass.


DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: See Iron Peak directions below. Continue past the De Roux Campground turnoff for 1.4 miles to the road’s end and trailhead.


IRON PEAK (runners’ crews, pacers, aid station volunteers)

Easy access, no toilet facilities at aid station but one not far at De Roux Trailhead.


From I-90, take Exit 85 and head north off the exit. Turn right onto WA-970. In 6.5 miles, turn left onto Teanaway Road. Stay on this road for 13 miles until the pavement ends. (It will become North Fork Teanaway Road after 7.3 miles.) At the start of the gravel road, take a slight right onto NF-9737. Stay on NF-9737 for 8.2 miles until you reach the turn off for the De Roux Campground. (1.3 miles after the start of the gravel road, veer left to stay on NF-9737. Follow signs for Trail 1394 and ignore branching roads.)


RUNNERS’ CREWS: Park in the De Roux Campground lot and take the foot path up to the aid station.


AID STATION VOLUNTEERS: The aid station location is 0.4 miles farther up the road where Trail 1399 heads off to the right.


BEVERLY TURNPIKE (aid station volunteers only)

Easy access but a little clearance helps, no toilet facilities.


From I-90, take Exit 85 and head north off the exit. Turn right onto WA-970. In 6.5 miles, turn left onto Teanaway Road. Stay on this road for 13 miles until the pavement ends. (It will become North Fork Teanaway Road after 7.3 miles.) At the start of the gravel road, take a slight right onto NF-9737. In 1.3 miles, veer left to stay on NF-9737. In 2.4 miles, turn right onto NF-9737-112, signed for Beverly-Bean Trailhead. (This turn is just before a bridge to the Beverly Creek Campground.) Drive 1.4 miles to the road’s end and trailhead.


MILLER PEAK (runners’ crews, pacers, aid station volunteers)

Easy access, toilet available.


From I-90, take Exit 85 and head north off the exit. Turn right onto WA-970. In 6.5 miles, turn left onto Teanaway Road. Stay on this road for 13 miles until the pavement ends. (It will become North Fork Teanaway Road after 7.3 miles.) At the start of the gravel road, take a slight right onto NF-9737. In 1.3 miles, take a slight right onto NF-9703. Drive 3.4 miles to the road’s end and trailhead. (You will pass Stafford Creek Trailhead.)


IRON CREEK (runners’ crews, pacers, aid station volunteers)

Easy access, no toilet facilities.


From I-90, take Exit 85 and head north off the exit. Turn right onto WA-970. In 9.9 miles, continue straight onto US-97 N. Go 8.6 more miles and then turn left onto NF-9714. (Careful here as this is an unprotected turn off the highway. If you’re not comfortable making the turn, there is a large turnout a mile or two later where you can turn around and approach from the other direction.) After the turn, veer right and follow the sign for Iron Cr and Bear Cr. Drive 3.1 miles to the road’s end and trailhead. Just before the trailhead, you will ford a stream. The last 200 yards of road is a bit dicey but you can park in several turnouts just before you get to the ford.


Parking is limited at the aid station and should be limited to aid station volunteers. Runners’ crews should park at one of the earlier turnouts.