Here’s your first teaser of the season…
I wanted to drive up to this location to make sure the roads were in good shape and paved all the way up. Success! Lots of snow, many fallen trees and mud slides, but paved and in good repair. Once winter has run its course this road will be a very enjoyable ride.
Wynoochee Dam is located in the southern region of Olympic National Forest. There are multiple forest service roads leading up there, and most of them are dirt and gravel, so you dual-sport riders will have a great time! There is one paved road that runs from Montesano (along US-12) all the way up to the dam and Wynoochee Lake (Wynoochee Valley Road). As a bonus, the dam overlook area has rest rooms, and a little further up the paved road you will find the lake day use area with more bathrooms, picnic areas and a nice beach.
Located at N47.38490, W123.60682.
When clear, that road to Wynoochee is a hoot to rude
I’ve been there multiple times via several routes. Great choice.