Thru Gifford-Pinchot forest
Avoiding Interstate 5 Southbound from Tacoma to Vancouver Nice peaceful windy curvy country road ...lovely views with a good stop Alder Lake Elbe has a nice Caboose restaurant with rooms in boxcars for overnighting. Food was surprisingly terrific with attentive service. Suggest the Elk burger...outstanding!
Cayuse Pass. Great!
Scenic desert canyon twisties.
A nice alternative to the busy stop-n-go state highways 161 and 162 that are just west. This road winds along through the woods, rivers, and lakes. There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the scenery or take a break. I really enjoy this road because there's hardly any traffic and it is so rural and beautiful as compared to the boring straight highways nearby. Use caution in some of the corners because there might be some gravel. The speed limit is posted 35 mph which is kind of a bummer. It's a great way to get to the Mountain Highway (SR 7) via Eatonville.
A nice way to get from US 12, Backwood over to near Mt Rainier National Park. Can be part of a nice loop which includes the Paradise Road.
Road is quite bumpy with frost heaves and pot holes so take it easy. Might be some gravel on corners too. Lots of places to stop and camp if interested. Can be crowded on weekends. Nice ride along a creek and through deep woods. The road is all paved from Packwood to Ashford. If you have a GS bike there are lots of gravel side roads for exploring.
A nice alternative to driving US 12 between Chehalis and Morton. There's not a lot of traffic and some good scenery of woods and farms. As you near the town of Morton the road narrows a bit and goes through some deep woods and along the Tieton River. There are a few nice corners. If you got a GS bike there are lots of opportunities to explore gravel roads into the National Forest. But beware many of these NF roads are not maintained and can be quite rough.
Scenic forest ride through Capitol Forest that's all paved and good for a street bike. Parts of the road are single lane with pull outs. The road through Capitol Forest travels along Cedar Creek. Temperatures will drop between 5-7F because of the creek and deep woods. At times it's like riding in a cave with all the trees over the roadway. Lots of places to stop. Be careful of some gravel in corners and in intersections. If you got a GS bike there's lots of gravel side roads to explore.
Overgrown mountain route near Lake Chelan. This one is doable but a bit rough.
Rides along the Slide Ridge until settling down at Lake Chelan, then it is a simple scenic ride south and east down the lake until the city of Chelan.
Rides up the nearby Chumstick Peak and winds back down through the Entiat Mountains. Good views from the higher roads.
This trip covers almost every climate in the beautiful state of Washington except coastal and rainforests.
This trip (especially in Spring and Fall) can go from temperate to freezing to rainy to bloody hot so bring the right gear.
Stevens Pass is beautiful in both directions and a little different in each direction. Lots of sweeping curves, rivers and a few waterfalls.
The East Cascades remain winding along the river with a few straight spots until you get to Wenatchee.
Along the Columbia river there's lots of rural scenes and several straight areas in the less farmed areas.
The straight shot from Coulee city to Waterville is known as a good place to open her up. But be aware, the staters know that, too.
This is mostly a alpine/mountainous ride, snow on the side of rd. breathtaking views of mount rainier
Loop from Tacoma to Olympia out in the Olympic mountains
road this last Sunday on my GSA, wonderful ride, scenic, options for ferries back to Seattle
Simple loop through Capitol Forest. Some great views. Have a map it\\\'s easy to get lost in Capitol Forest. Take your time and enjoy. At the end of the loop, stop in a Buzz\\\'s Tavern. Great food.
Nice rural roads, some good twisties in places, thick woods in places makes you think you're in a tunnel.
There's an 8 mi. section of good gravel roads to Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Tavern is a great stop. Has a creek running through it.
Nice little loop
I rode this in the pouring rain with heavy traffic on the way back and still enjoyed it.
Ride to windfalls
Start in Gig Harbor and explore the Olympics and Henderson Bay via the 101. Nice variety of curves, straights and speeds. Perfect road condition with amazing scenery. My wife and I did it this weekend on the cruiser and had a beautiful day.