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ADV VideosTouring the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

Touring the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

This video series takes you on a visual tour of the WABDR trail system.

Published on 05.09.2014

Interested in riding the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR) someday? Even if you aren’t able to ride it soon, you can still check out what the route looks like in this WABDR highlight video series. The WABDR is a scenic off-road route for Adventure Motorcycles that runs from the Northern Oregon border to Canada across the state of Washington. The total route is 575 miles of mostly off-road riding through some of the most beautiful terrain Washington has to offer.

The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route videos take you through each section on the route, from start to finish, revealing the amazing beauty of the Cascade Mountains and arid landscapes of Eastern Washington. As you watch, you can analyze the difficulty of the terrain and decide if this is the type of tour you’d like to experience. You can decide which sections look most appealing if you are considering completing only parts of the trail. It’s also nice to get a feel for the scenery and vegetation in the State of Washington.

It typically takes five to six days to complete the journey, depending on your speed and traveling conditions. The route allows you to choose from difficult or hard sections and there are great camping sites or hotel options along the way. This series takes you on a tour of the WABDR traveling South to North, from Oregon to the Canadian border.

  • SECTION 1: Stevenson to Packwood
  • SECTION 2: Packwood to Ellensburg
  • SECTION 3: Ellensburg to Cashmere
  • SECTION 4: Chashmere to Chelan
  • SECTION 5: Chelan to Conconully
  • SECTION 6: Conconully to Canada


Check the WABDR Maps, DVD, Decals and more available at Touratech USA and download GPS coordinates at

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney

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