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Anybody got a good route to Seattle?

Discussion in 'Portland Region' started by Dog Eye, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. I'm heading up this weekend and have plenty of time to kill. I was thinking about taking 25 to Randle, but don't know much past there.:scratchea Any advice or route suggestions welcome and appreciated.
  2. Texasl

    Texasl Totally Charming Retired Moderator

    From Randle you can head over to Morton, pick up 7 and head up through Eatonville to Spanaway/Tacoma, and just deal with the slab, or you can head up 12 to 123 through the park to 410 and Enumclaw. From there you can run 169 up to the Seattle area.

    If I was going from PDX to Seattle, and time was not a serious factor, I would go via Astoria. The boat at Southworth will drop you right in West Seattle.

  3. RedKat600

    RedKat600 Vintage Screwball Staff Member

    I thought 7 was going to be closed for three months this summer??? Let me verify that. Yup, it's closed.
  4. A section is closed, but detoured around in eatonville.
  5. Bluuu

    Bluuu Señor verde

    The last two options I like. Haven't don't the first, but have been told it's not as fun and has more traffic.
  6. Texasl

    Texasl Totally Charming Retired Moderator

    To put it kindly, the Spanaway-Tacoma-I5 portion sucks big ones. That is why I try to come home to Kidnap County from Mt. Rainier via Shelton.
  7. I commute on I-5. It sucks, but that seems the most direct route if you want to go to Seattle.
  8. Good luck in seattle. May come thru chinook pass instead of Morton.
  9. I always head West in Kelso and take Hwy 411 North.

    When I get to Vader I head West on Hwy 506 which shoots North to Curtis just south of Centralia.

    Slab it the rest of the way, but that short jaunt has some great roads, just be slow when traveling through the tiny towns.
  10. How much of this route is gravel?
  11. Not sure where or how you could pick it up, but 18 through the black diamond area is really nice. Shoots you out at I-90 near Snoqualmie Falls. Bout 19 miles of slab til you're in Seattle from there.
  12. Sorry to gravel. crackup: