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    Wenatchee National Forest trail maps

    Here is a link to two of the trail maps for the Wenatchee national forest.
    the maps run as high as Glacier Peak Wilderness. And Down to Mission Ridge.

    http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee/ma...ad-chiwawa.pdf

    If anyone has more info on theese trails, it would be greatly appreciated.
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    Are there any "designated" 4x4 trails within the Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, Entiat or Chelan Ranger Districts? I would like to know, too. Also anywhere in the Okanogan NF?
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    Thats part of what I am trying to find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soggymountain
    Are there any "designated" 4x4 trails within the Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, Entiat or Chelan Ranger Districts? I would like to know, too. Also anywhere in the Okanogan NF?
    Here's a link to trails in the Wenatchee National Forest by Ranger District:

    http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee/recreation/trails/

    Hope this is what you are looking for!

    paulp575
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    Quote Originally Posted by soggymountain
    Are there any "designated" 4x4 trails within the Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, Entiat or Chelan Ranger Districts? I would like to know, too. Also anywhere in the Okanogan NF?
    I would say no, although there are some awesome roads and you get to see some beutiful country there are no 4x4 only trails! I have been on just about every dirt road from the clockum to chelan, though some require 4wheel drive and a lil higher stance they are usually pretty good roads! Nothing like the rocks or trails you guys get to play on over there!
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    I agree, there are some awesome roads in the Wenatchee National Forest and I look forward to exploring more of them. Other than wanting to experience new 4x4 trails the reason I asked was to verify that the USFS has channeled virtually all off-road activity into a handful of small pockets available to people in our hobby. Isn't it interesting that motorcycle trails are abundant throughout the NF system and they are even developing new quad trails (and we need more) yet the number of 4-wheel drive trails remains stagnant if not decreasing. Please correct me if I have missed anyplace, but as far as I know the only designated off-road trails on National Forest land in Washington are in the Naches/Cle Elum and Liberty areas in the Wenatchee NF and the Jackknife area (NW of Kettle Falls) in the Colville NF.
    JERRY
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    Quote Originally Posted by soggymountain
    I agree, there are some awesome roads in the Wenatchee National Forest and I look forward to exploring more of them. Other than wanting to experience new 4x4 trails the reason I asked was to verify that the USFS has channeled virtually all off-road activity into a handful of small pockets available to people in our hobby. Isn't it interesting that motorcycle trails are abundant throughout the NF system and they are even developing new quad trails (and we need more) yet the number of 4-wheel drive trails remains stagnant if not decreasing. Please correct me if I have missed anyplace, but as far as I know the only designated off-road trails on National Forest land in Washington are in the Naches/Cle Elum and Liberty areas in the Wenatchee NF and the Jackknife area (NW of Kettle Falls) in the Colville NF.
    You are correct about the Colville NF - there are 5 approved 4x4 trails.

    However, you should be aware that right now, the Travel Management Plan is being worked for the Wenatchee-Okanogan NF. Check this web page for more information: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee/travel-management/

    Maybe it's not too late to get some added???

    Paul
    Member, WOHVA Land Action Committee
    paulp575

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    Thanks for the link, Paul. I urge everybody to go to the link Paul provided and READ about the Cle Elum plan. Their plan calls for NO TRAIL CLOSURES and it even adds a few miles of 4x4 trail to the existing network at the expense of some old spur roads. If you want to know first hand take a minute to read their comments.

    But, as far as local trails go this is not the end. The FS is working with other land owners to guarantee access over their property and the Naches District is not yet heard from. If you recall the Susan Ranger thread, that information was to inform you of the Naches District off-road trails open houses. Hope you wrote down the dates and plan to attend.

    Paul, I am also a member of the WASHINGTON OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE ALLIANCE, but have not taken an active role. Did WOHVA work with the USFS District Offices and/or suggest new trails? I'm sure I am not the only one on this forum that would like to know.
    Jerry from Yakima
    JERRY
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    Quote Originally Posted by soggymountain
    Paul, I am also a member of the WASHINGTON OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE ALLIANCE, but have not taken an active role.

    Great! But please get involved with one of the committees! I am a member of the Land Action Committee and we are currently getting all the raw USFS GIS data and will be making it available online shortly! We want to be sure that when the USFS proposes something, it is not a "less" than what's currently available. You will need a program that can read ArcView shapefiles. Once we get the data posted (probably by the week's end), there will also be a list of programs that read the USFS GIS data files (there are more than one format available!).

    Eventually this will lead to an online catalog of where to go in WA state! What we envision is a state map wherein you click on an area and a list of areas/trails appears. Clicking on one area/trail will open a new window with all the details of the area. Something similar to what the MN DNR did here: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ohv/map.html

    I am the lead person for this project.

    Quote Originally Posted by soggymountain
    Did WOHVA work with the USFS District Offices and/or suggest new trails? I'm sure I am not the only one on this forum that would like to know.
    I do not know. We are attempting to get someone from each USFS Ranger District on the Land Action Committee and be in constant contact with their local Ranger. I currently am involved with the folks in the Colville NF. Currently they are evaluating the proposals from this spring's meetings and will be getting back to us with the concurrences/nonconcurrences.

    If you are not involved with any of the WOHVA committees, please get involved as now is the most critical time! Don't know if you are aware of it or not, but the USFS has requested permission from Congress to decommission a lot of roads due to the fact they don't want these roads and can't afford to maintain them! I've posted info about this on the Land Action Committee web site, but you must be a member of that committee to access that website.

    If you need more information about the LAC, PM or e-mail me outside the forum!

    Thanks,

    Paul
    Member WOHVA Land Action COmmittee
    paulp575

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    Great information and I applaud you and the WOHVA on your efforts.
    JERRY
    Exploring PNW Backroads
    K7PNW

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