In typical Pacific Northwest fashion, Washington contains a wide spectrum of geographical features. That’s right, “The Evergreen State” has a whole lot more to offer than dense pine forests found in the western portion of the state. Washington’s Mountains, deserts, rugged shorelines and deep canyons have forced the creation of what are some of the best motorcycle roads in the PNW. The best part? You can easily experience all of these beautiful and exciting natural features in one day of riding!
Planning a motorcycle ride or trip usually means setting aside time after work to drag your finger/cursor across maps, comb through internet forum posts about “the best roads in _____”, and research destinations worth visiting. After all, you want to make the most out of your ride, right? Our goal is to make planning and logging your next ride as easy as possible. The REVER App is free to use and makes riding a state’s best motorcycle roads as simple as browsing routes and selecting what looks best to you. Then just gas up and go! Create new routes, log your rides and share with friends all within the app. Want even more planning and tracking tools at your disposal? Upgrade your account to REVER Pro for features like turn-by-turn + voice navigation, 3D animated route exploration, weather radar + alerts, and much more. Learn about everything that REVER and REVER Pro can offer you when it comes to planning and logging your next motorcycle ride or trip.
The Pacific Northwest is a rugged land, and one of the last places you’d want to find yourself unprepared for the conditions at hand. Being well prepared for your next motorcycle ride in the state of Washington really comes down to where you plan to be and when you plan to be there. For example, are you planning to ride the Olympic Peninsula in spring? If so, you’d better make sure your gear setup can handle some seriously wet and cold weather! Quality rain gear goes a long way in the PNW. On the other hand, let’s say you are planning a ride in the John Day area during the summer. In this scenario, definitely use some hot weather appropriate riding gear and don’t come up short on water. We recommend using a wearable hydration system. These handy pieces of gear keep water easily accessible and are also very useful for storing other items.
Washington, thanks to it’s uniquely cultured urban centers and expansive wilderness, has a wide range of attractions and destinations that make the state worth visiting for just about anyone. With options such as Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, the wineries of the Columbia River Gorge, the rocky beaches on the coast and the remote deserts of the east, it’s easy to tailor a visit to your own taste. Part of what makes the Pacific Northwest a special place is the range of towering volcanoes (both active and dormant) that stretch across the region from north to south. Three of these geological giants are found in Washington. Mount Rainier is the most topographically prominent peak in the lower48. Rising to 14,411 ft. above sea level, it’s icy summit is easily visible from over 100 miles away. Mount Saint Helens, which famously erupted in violent and spectacular fashion on May 18th 1980, is another of Washington’s volcanic marvels. The stratovolcano lost 3.4 billion cubic yards of its mass during the eruption, resulting in the wide horseshoe-shaped crater that tops the mountain today. To the east of Mount Saint Helens and south of Mount Rainier stands Mount Adams. Surrounded by a number of mountain lakes and countless miles of trails (including some awesome moto trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest) Mount Adams is the second highest peak in the state, with Mount Rainier being the highest. Washington state is one of the greatest motorcycle riding destinations in North America - Don’t miss out on what this diverse land has to offer!
This loop in north Olympic National Park heads up out of Port Angeles to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center then back down and west along Lake Crescent, then back along the coast from Butler Cove, Point Crescent and into Port Angeles.
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This ride heads north out of Sedro-Woolley on the 9 to Acme, and then take Mosquito Lake Road to Welcome and picks up Mount Baker Highway to the top of the 542 and Austin Pass. After returning to Maple Falls and through Silver Lake Park you head back down south to Sedro-Woolley.
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Cayuse Pass (el. 4675 ft./1425 m.) is a mountain pass in the Cascade Mountains in the state of Washington. The pass is about 32 miles (51 km) southeast of Enumclaw on State Route 410. The intersection with State Route 123 is at the pass. It usually opens in mid May and is not uncommon to have a snow depth at the summit of up to 15 feet. As part of the All-American Road program, Route 410 through Cayuse Pass has been designated by the U.S. government as the Chinook Scenic Byway.
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Sherman Pass (el. 5575 ft./1699 m.) is a high mountain pass that crosses the Kettle River Range in the state of Washington. It is the highest pass in the state maintained all year. The pass is located on the Sherman Pass Scenic Byway which traverses the Colville National Forest. The pass is surrounded by the aftermath of the 1988 White Mountain Fire. The pass was named after American Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman who traveled across the pass in 1883.
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This loop heads north out of Lewisville between Lake Merwin and Yale Lake and then on a dirt road along the Kalama River on NF81 over Red Rock Pass and then south on 8100 Road then south on NF83, along Swift Reservoir and back to Lewisville.
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