Palouse To Cascades Trail. Wrapup. Final Takeaways From The Ride.

Now that everything is done and my bike is basically clean, let’s talk about tires, chain lube, and mud.

Palouse To Cascades Trail. Day 3. Warden to Escure Ranch

From Warden to Escure Ranch.

Palouse To Cascades Trail. Day 2. Ellensburg to Othello

From Ellensburg, over the Columbia, to Othello.

Palouse To Cascades Trail. Day 1. Cedar Falls (*Technically Easton) to Ellensburg

It’s amazing how much the reality of an experience differs from the expectation, especially when you’ve been planning something for a decade.

A decade? Yes. That’s how long I’ve been planning this ride. That seems ridiculous now that I’ve typed it out, because while it sounds impossibly long, it doesn’t feel like it now that it’s finally done.

Palouse To Cascades Trail: Rock Lake

Rock Lake is an enigma of the Palouse To Cascades Trail. It is by far one of the most scenic sections of the entire trail, and yet information about it remains elusive. The trail requires a detour around the lake, making it difficult to get to, but it’s totally worth it.

Family Friendly Gravel

If you’ve read my writeup on the Palouse To Cascades Trail, then you know that the stretch between Cle Elum and Thorp is one of my favorites. It’s a great experience for riders of all ages and skill levels, as long as they have a bike that is capable for the surface and you prepare them ahead of time for what to expect.

The Palouse to Cascades Trail: Cedar Falls to the Columbia River

The entire Westside on the Palouse To Cascades Trail- Rattlesnake Lake to The Columbia. How to plan and what to expect when you ride the Palouse to Cascades Trail.

How it All Began

What began as a seemingly ridiculous plan over beers at a dining room table in 2014, has grown into an annual ride across the cascades filled with gravel, good beer, and great friends.