Driving Directions to the MTTA Office and Backcountry

MTTA's office is located in Ashford, Washington.   Ashford is on Highway 706 about 6 miles west of Mount Rainier National Park.  This is the entrance that leads to Longmire and Paradise.

As you come into Ashford from the west, our office is located behind the Fire Station, which is one of the first buildings on the left.   Park in the Fire Station parking lot.   This parking lot is a typical meeting place for MTTA events.

North District Access:  Our North backcountry road turn-off is located ~1 mile west of Ashford (~6 miles east of Elbe) on Highway 706.  Look for signs to the 92 Road.

South District Access:   As of November 6th, 2014, our South District can be accessed via the original route, as it was prior to the floods of 2006 -- if you're unsure of the route, please see and print this South District Driving Map.   To reach our South District Sno-Park, turn South off of Highway 706, ~1 mile West of Ashford, onto the DNR 1 Road.   If you are heading towards Ashford from the West, this turnoff is on the right immediately before the First Baptist Church.

South District Turnoff is at Baptist Church
South District is again accessed via the 1 Road starting at the First Baptist Church
(click the pic to access the South District Driving Map PDF)

See our Maps page or the WA State Sno-Park Maps page for further detail.

Coming from Seattle:

  1. Take I-5 S toward SEA-TAC AIRPORT/ USE EXIT 154B. 15.14 miles
  2. Take the WA-516 exit- exit number 149- toward KENT/ DES MOINES. 0.21 miles
  3. Turn LEFT onto S KENT DES MOINES RD/ WA-516 E. 2.89 miles
  4. Merge onto WA-167 S toward AUBURN. 13.17 miles
  5. Merge onto WA-512 W/ WA-161 S toward PUYALLUP/ OLYMPIA. 3.48 miles
  6. Take the exit toward SOUTH HILL/ WA-161 S/ EATONVILLE. 0.39 miles
  7. Turn LEFT onto 104TH ST E/ WA-161. Continue to follow WA-161. 22.95 miles
  8. Turn LEFT onto MASHELL AVE S/ WA-161. Continue to follow WA-161. 2.87 miles
  9. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto WA-7. 10.09 miles.   This takes you to Elbe.
  10. Stay straight to go onto WA-706/ WA-706 E. Continue to follow WA-706 E. 7.86 miles

Coming from Olympia:

  1. Take I-5 N toward SEATTLE.
  2. Merge onto WA-512 E via exit number 127 toward PUYALLUP/ MT. RAINIER.   2.22 miles
  3. Take the WA-7/ PACIFIC AVE. exit toward PARKLAND/ SPANAWAY.  0.32 miles
  4. Turn RIGHT onto PACIFIC AVE S/ WA-7 S. Continue to follow WA-7 S.  35.57 miles.   This takes you to Elbe.
  5. Stay straight to go onto WA-706/ WA-706 E. Continue to follow WA-706 E.   7.86 miles