Looking for an easy, scenic bicycle ride without much elevation gain. This ride follows the Naches River from Yakima to the city of Naches. The ride back is on the other side of the river on country roads with light traffic. This ride is approximately 24 miles from a starting point of Chesterly Park on South 40th Avenue (without side trips) (See City Map)
The Ride to Naches: 12 miles
From parking lot at Chesterly park:
Turn left on River Road
Straight through intersection of 40th and River Road
Continue on Powerhouse Road;
Bear left to follow South Naches Road – Do not cross over the river.
Follow South Naches Road
A stop sign continue straight onto Naches-Tieton Road, over Naches River into city of Naches.
Naches side trip:
Here are a few sites in the City of Naches to visit: Turn left when you reach the city of Naches at the intersection of south Naches Road and Highway 12. Stop at the LaKat Galley
to view the unique prints and wood handicrafts. The Last Chance Deli, Wine Tasting, Hosanna Market is about 2 miles from the intersection, well worth the ride for a great lunch, wine tasting and gift shopping.
Thompson Farm Market is just down the road to the right of the intersection and offers farm fresh fruit grown on the family farm, wine tasting and gift shopping.
The Ride Back to Yakima:12 miles
Cross Hwy 12, Turn right at the Gazebo onto 2nd Street
Bear left at the Y onto the Old Naches Hwy.
Continue straight past powerhouse on the right
Follow the road as it curves to the right and becomes Old Stage Way.
As you reach Hwy 12 go straight and you will be back on Powerhouse Road returning to Chesterly Park.
Stay at the Comfort Suites off Fruitvale Blvd., located one block from Chesterly Park in Yakima, a great place to start your ride. This hotel is also in a great location to access the Yakima Greenway for a 10 mile ride going east and south which ends near Exit 36 I-82E near the Valley Mall in Union Gap. The Greenway path access is at the corner of 40th Avenue and Fruitvale Blvd.
The Greenway Path can be accessed from many Yakima and Union Gap hotels. For that information:
Bicycle the 10 mile Yakima Greenway from Yakima Hotels. More Info.
Fall Bicycling in Washington Wine Country. More Info.
Fall organized biking event 9.24-25. 2011:
Apple Valley Kiwanis Wine Country trek. A 2 day 120 miles of rolling hills, from Moxee, WA to Prosser, WA. Riders arrive in Prosser just in time to participate in Prosser’s Hot Air Balloon Festival
and the Harvest Festival in Prosser. More info.
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