High Pass Challenge 2017

The High Pass Challenge is an epic bicycling journey from Packwood to Windy Ridge and back, covering more than 7,500 feet of elevation gain along U.S. Highway 12 and Forest Service roads leading to Mount St. Helens.

The Seattle-based Cascade Bicycle Club has hosted this event since 2007, giving serious cyclists a great chance to get a century ride in — 104 miles, to be exact — and climb some seriously high elevation.

The route begins and ends in Packwood. Organizers have set up the route to be an out-and-back ride, meaning the road back to Packwood will simply be the reverse of the way one came.

Find out more information at Cascade Bicycle Club's High Pass Challenge website. Registration is $80 for non-Cascade members and $70 for Cascade members.

Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:00am

Places to stay nearby

Adytum Sanctuary

Mossyrock, East
Starting at: $195.00

Almost Paradise

Ashford, East
Starting at: $175.00

Alpine Retreat

Packwood, East
Starting at: $110.00

Bear Lodge

Packwood, East

Places to eat nearby


198 Main Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5355

Cliff Droppers

12968 U.S. Highway 12,
Packwood, WA 98361
(360) 494-2055

Lemon Tree Cafe & Espresso

122 E State St
Mossyrock, WA 98564
(360) 983-3235

Goat Mountain Coffee Roaster & Bakery

105 Main St. East,
Packwood, WA
(360) 494-5600

Blue Spruce Saloon & Diner

13019 U.S. Highway 12,
Packwood, WA 98361
(360) 494-5605

Lisa's Diner

245 Carlisle Ave.,
Onalaska, WA
(360) 978-4908

Cruisers Pizza

13028 U.S. Highway 12,
Packwood, WA 98361
(360) 494-5400

Brew Coffee & Expresso Bar

498 2nd,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-0073

Upcoming events in the area

Burnt Ridge Farm Tour

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00am

Randle Lavender Week 2018 - Weekend Celebration

July 21-22, 2018 from 11:00am-6:00pm

Saturday Night Fireside: "Big Bottom Drifters"

Saturday, July 21, 2018 7:00pm-10:00pm