It’s spring! A great time of year to get out and explore the Northwest in an RV. So many of us get the itch to start enjoying the great outdoors again with the few peeks of sunshine through those spring showers. Though we have spring fever, school is still in session and work is going full force.
Don’t get down over those spring fever longings. We have the perfect Washington spring RV destination to scratch that itch; Easton, Washington! Easton is a small town just past Snoqualmie Pass on the east side of the mountains. A great place for those that love to day hike and to soak in the eastern Washington sun for a short spring weekend getaway.
Where to Set Up Camp
There are many places for dispersed boondock camping, but beware that some roads are single lane dirt roads with untrimmed brush along the sides that can drag along the side of an RV and potentially cause scratches. The best-dispersed spots for your RV will be along the gravel Forest Service Road #4818, also known as Kachess Dam Road. Camping is not allowed on the road until after you pass under the high-tension power lines. Once you pass them you will see the dispersed camping spaces notched into both sides of the road.
Lake Easton State Park also has 45 full hookup RV spaces available for campers that enjoy a few more modern comforts while camping.
Easton’s Amazing Hikes
Just two miles north of Easton is a trailhead that gives access to three of the most amazing hikes in Washington: Easton Ridge Trail, Domerie Divide Trail, and Kachess Ridge Trail. Each trail comes with its own unique characteristics including water features, views, and varying levels of difficulty. If you are an animal lover, don’t forget the binoculars for a chance to spy some mountain goats along the cliffs of Silver Creek!
Kachess Ridge– a great hike featuring two routes to stunning views, both with a good level of difficulty. It is a 4.7-mile trail that takes about four hours to hike and a northwest forest pass for parking at the trailhead.
Easton Ridge– a moderately difficult hike that is 6.5 miles long with a significant elevation gain. It should take around four hours to hike Easton Ridge and at the top you will be wowed with mountain views stretching as far as the eye can see.
Domerie Divide– the most difficult of the Easton day hikes, but also arguably the most beautiful. At the trailhead, find the junction for the Kachess Ridge Trail and listen for the sound of Silver Creek. Follow the unmarked trail that is Easton Ridge along the creek and over the bridge. Cross the bridge and hike the switchbacks to the old forest road, then follow the fading road to the obvious unmarked trail heading up the mountainside. Eventually the switchbacks give way to steep climbs that can get slippery in very dry weather. Enjoy views of Kachess Lake. Further into the hike the trees will thin, so look for the signs that mark out the Domerie Divide and soon you will be taking in views of Cle Elum Lake and a gorgeous sea of mountain peaks and crags!
Easton is a great place for a short spring weekend away.
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