Get regional camping and hiking information from the Naches Ranger District (509/653-2205). The Forest Service operates many popular campgrounds along Highway 410 between Enumclaw and Crystal Mountain, including The Dalles Campground (26 miles southeast of Enumclaw on Hwy. 410, 518/885-3639 or 877/444-6777, www.recreation.gov, $14).
The short and easy Dalles River Trail leaves from the campground and follows the White River. The main attraction here is a Douglas fir tree that reaches almost 10 feet in diameter.
Also along the highway is Silver Springs Campground (35 miles southeast of Enumclaw on Hwy. 410, 518/885-3639 or 877/444-6777, www.recreation.gov, $14), near the turnoff to Crystal Mountain Resort on Highway 410. Both of these are open mid-May to mid-October.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition