This section begins at the Canadian/U.S. border in Sumas, Washington. It shares routing with our Northern Tier and Washington Parks routes to Yakima, Washington where it strays a bit further south before passing the entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. A spur is shown into the Park. An optional spur into Bellingham is also included for transportation services.
Current Printed Version: 2010
Reviewed by: Tourbiker 10/18/13
Rode the entire route first year these maps became available. As an Oregon Native Familiar with the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) I knew it would be a challenge. Some of the No California hwy choices were extremely dangerous., with little to no shoulder. Couple this with poor knowledge of the local populations bike awareness, and you have a recipe for disaster. I took a star off for this reason. All in all It was a stunning 6 week ride. slide show here if you care to see some of the highlights. Including the Bellingham Spur. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45eAJfZF5cY&feature=youtu.be Throw the bike on Amtrak to get there if you like, for only $5bucks over the cost of your ticket (+ the cost of their bike box).