Section 2 of the Washington Parks Bicycle Route begins in Elma and heads east into the foothills of the Cascades through former logging communities. Mt. Rainier grows ever closer until you enter its namesake national park. The climb is a fairly steady 5-8% until you leave the park and begin descending to the Yakima River. Ellensburg is a good place to stop and replenish before the next big climb, Blewett Pass (4,102'). Make time to stop and enjoy North Cascades National Park. The route then roughly follows the Skagit River to Sedro-Woolley.
Current Printed Version: 2010