This particular Rainy Pass is
a dirt road in the Stevens Pass / Wenatchee
area. Neither sings in the area nor the de
Lorme Gazeteer use this name. I got the name
from a map on the web at bikeleavenworth.com .
There is also a better known, paved Rainy Pass
in the North Cascades.
NORTH: west end of Lake Wenatchee on
2.(1960ft,00.8m)profile goes left on
Little Wenatchee River Rd
3.(4600ft,mile15.7)TOP: Rainy Pass
4.(3230ft,mile19.5)profile turns left
jct US2 - Wa207
From North. West of
Lake Wenatchee FR8700 leaves FR65, crosses the
little Wenatchee River, and begins a steady
climb. This is a fairly wide gravel road. Most
of the bottom stretches are too gravelly to ride
standing up, while near the top it's not a
problem. The road stays in the forest most of
the time so that views are very limited. But as
the road switches back to the east, you do get a
pretty good idea of the main ridge of the
Cascades to the west.
From South. (described
downwards). The closest thing to a far view is
looking south from the top. Then a fast descend
leads down Smithbrook Road to a junction with
US2 to Stevens Pass.
PARTIALLY PAVED / UNPAVED
( < FR9712
Table Mountain s(u) | No2 Canyon s(u), FR8410
Slide Ridge Rd s(u) > )
Rainy Pass , addtional out and back : Wa207
west of Lake Wenatchee > Wa207 west > FR65
> FR8700 > Rainy Pass <> out and
back to the top of Stevens Pass >> US2
east > Wa207 back to starting point:
56.6miles with 4207ft of climbing in 4:40hrs
(VDO MC1.0 m5:13.9.10).
Notes: Wa207 between Wenatchee Lake and jct
FR8700 (paved) was closed to all motor
traffic, due to downed timber from a 2012
storm. This was the nicest part of the ride.
Stevens Pass is just a straight, wide 4 lane
road near the top, with lots of ski area
related paraphernalia. Part of this route goes
along Lake Wenatchee but you see very little