Destination Agriculture: Enumclaw Plateau Tour Loop

Mt. Rainier, Enumclaw plateau © 2008, photo by 4Culture staff
Mt. Rainier, Enumclaw plateau © 2008, photo by 4Culture staff

Between the Green River and the White River, adjacent to the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation and the town of Enumclaw, is an agricultural area that was known for decades for its dairy farms and produce. Heritage barns dot the landscape in small communities such as Krain, Wabash and Osceola. This suggested tour route offers a leisurely glimpse of the historic agricultural landscape and spectacular views of Mt. Rainier. The route can be enjoyed by car or by bicycle.

Mt. Rainier, Enumclaw plateau © 2008, photo by 4Culture staff
Mt. Rainier, Enumclaw plateau © 2008, photo by 4Culture staff

Traveling south from Green Valley Rd on 212th, or driving southbound on Black Diamond – Enumclaw Rd (SR 169):
1 Head west on SE 400th St.
2 North on 212th Ave SE.
3 West on SE 384th St, to the historic Neuwaukum Grange Hall.
4 South (left) on 180th Ave SE.
5 East (left) on SE 400th St (Krain Wabash Rd).
6 South on 196th Ave SE which winds its way around the southern tip of the plateau. The road becomes SE 456th Way and then SE 452nd.
7 South on 244th Ave SE.
8 Right on SR 410 and then a quick left on Mud Mountain Rd.
9 Left on 260th SE, right on SE 472nd St, left on 268th Ave SE, right on Warner Ave.
10 Left at 284th at Enumclaw Fairgrounds, and follow this north through the historic farming area of Veazie; turn left on SE 392nd and back to Krain.

Map of Enumclaw, WA © 2009, Destination Heritage Agriculture brochure
Map of Enumclaw, WA © 2009, Destination Heritage Agriculture brochure