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The Flowery Trail Rd + ADD NEW ROUTE


10   in Washington Washington26 Miles

By DeDe
on April 1, 2009

4.7out of 5

9 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Starting from Chewelah head east though downtown and follow the signs to 49 degrees north ski area; there is a stop light at this intersection.

Starting from Usk is a little bit tricky as the ski area sign is quite small and the road is not well posted in 08. Heading north on hwy 20 watch for a little diner on your right at triangle rd; you will take the next paved rd to your left. Stay on the main road by veering right at the next cross road. If you start from Newport and take Le Cleric rd north, turn left at the 1st bridge, go straight and cross Hwy 20 onto Flowery trail rd. Stay on the main road by veering right at the next cross road.

Note: to get this road to come up on Google maps - use directions: Chewelah, WA to Usk, WA, Otherwise it just doesn't show there is a road there. I'm sure this is why it's a road rarely traveled except by locals and skiers.

Scenery

"This road is my "amusement park rollercoaster" that I love to ride from east to west and turn around at the chain up area on the west side and ride back again. Maybe even several times if I have enough time that day. If you're not from this area, do note this road may have Ice well into May and as early as September. If you add this road to two other roads posted on this web site (Hwy 20 Tiger to Colville and Run Along the Pend Oreille) you will have a wonderful loop ride of great scenery and fun twisties." DeDe

Flowery Trail Rd runs from Chewelah to Usk past the 49 degrees north ski area. The scenery is beautiful; a typical Inland Northwest mountain road. Lots of wild life may be seen. Great views to the west and east from both sides of the mountain pass.

Road Quality

This is an amazing twisty mountain road that was completely rebuilt around 2004 to accommodate the growing ski area. It has to be one of the best kept secret roads around as it doesn't just show up on web maps. It has great sweepers throughout and a few tight hairpins. From the west side you gain elevation very quickly and the turns are fairly tight. Once you reach the top of the pass, the east side opens up to a series of great sweepers as you wind down the canyon. It has a posted 25 mph coming out of Chewelah - do mind your speed as it can be a speed trap. Traffic is always light in the summer as this is a skier's road; many week days I never see anyone.





Roadside Amenities

In Chewelah there are many services. NO services along this road, just solitude.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on August 2, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I live 30 minutes from Flowery Trail and you are correct, it ROCKS. To complete the ride, stay north on Hwy 395 to Hwy 25 north into Northport. On the north end of Northport, go east on Deep Lake Boundary Road. It skirts the Canadian Border and overlooks the Columbia River. It is a fantastic rides that the locals that is not to be missed. It loops around back to Hwy 395 at Colville.

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By nate6966
on July 7, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Honda VTX

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Absolutely awesome ride! I love the curves and scenery. I've ridden this road many times and it's never crowded.

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By FireBob
on August 25, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make KLR

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This road had been upgraded since I'd been through last, I believe since the prior review. I could go back and forth over the pass all day long. Amazing ride.

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By mikethebike
on August 2, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Ducati MS1200S

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Dont tell anyone else about this ride, although its hard to believe it would ever be crowded. They are currently doing repaving on the Usk end which is quite lumpy, so take care coming down that way.
Everything else said about this ride is spot on. It's a great way to move from east to west and vice versa

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By Guest
on August 9, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1992

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Some of the oldest and most interesting rock formations in the region cast a long rust-colored shadow on one of the nicest roads in the Inland Empire of the Pacific Northwest. Flowery Trail is an E/W gateway to the undiscovered Pend Oreille County; a natural gem. A fabulous loop would find a rider headed west from Pend Oreille County over Flowery Trail, then north from Chewelah to Colville on 395; then East on Highway 20 back to Pend Oreille County. And then having enjoyed the second best road (Tiger Pass) in the region, you may just want to spend the rest of your life in the region. Pend Oreille County is known to wildlife biologists as "The Zoo" for the abundance and diversity of watchable wildlife and birdlife. Plus? Not a single traffic light in the entire county, and only about 12,500 residents.

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By Guest
on July 12, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a nice road ,sweeping curves for the most part. Ride through once to verify that there is not livestock, winter sand or gravel. this road is fun not too challenging but beutiful and has little traffic

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By Guest
on May 26, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

One of the best 27 mile sweeping rides I've been on if you don't mind breaking the speed limit a little.

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By Guest
on July 5, 2009 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Awesome road. I found it last year when the construction was just being completed. Nice wide sweepers on the west side of the summit are great fun. I was "whoopin'" in my helmet! I went back this year and rode it again, leading a group. Some thought it was still dirt in places. I told them "Nope, it's paved now. Follow me!" I will include Flowery Trail Road in future rides to the eastern part of our great state for riding.

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By Guest
on June 29, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1993

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

The Flowery Trail Road is great but I rated it a 9 because of the low speed limits. Even though the locals abuse them greatly...

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