Wallace to Burke

Route Description

This ride will take you through several deserted mining towns on the way to Burke. The road is fairly smooth with long sweeping curves and lightly traveled. There is a 1000 ft elevation gain in this 7 mile ride. The climb is steady, but not difficult. At one time the Union Pacific and Northern Pacific ran standard gauge rails up this canyon beside a narrow gauge railroad. This
route was included in January/February 2013 AAA Washington Journey Magazine as one of
five “Northwest Alternatives to the Interstate”.

Difficulty: Moderate Road
Starting Point: Wallace Trailhead
Directions: Take I-90 to Exit 61 or 62. Drive into Wallace. From Exit 61 turn left onto Pine St, then left onto 6th Street. From Exit 62 turn right onto 6th Street. Go past the Northern Pacific Depot to the Trailhead on your right.
Distance: 7 miles