Old Stevens Pass Highway (Fs Road #6099)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Near Skykomish, Washington

Old Stevens Pass Highway (Fs Road #6099) does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Old Stevens Pass Highway is an infrequently-used, mostly paved road (rough in spots with gravel patches). Originally built to transport fire guards to into the National Forest at Stevens Pass, the road was eventually taken over by the state and improved as a cross-Cascade highway.

The route generally follows current Highway 2, but takes more twists and turns typical of an old mountain highway. A bicycle-only bridge prevents use of this road as a through-route to motor vehicles. The end point is at US Highway 2 milepost 64.4.

Distance is 6.5 miles one way with an elevation gain of 1800 feet.

An ideal family outing with a downhill-coast ride, starting from the highpoint of the road.