Sweetwaters Edge

Route Details:

Lewis Clark Valley region / 15 mi / 1066 ft total climb

This is a nice little ride with a decent bit of elevation change over a relatively short distance. If you’re coming from the Pullman area drive down Hwy 195 to Lewsiton. Take a left on Main St. After a little over half a mile take a right on Lapwai Rd. Keep left at the Y to stay on Lapwai. Follow Lapwai all the way up to the top of the ridge. I parked at a friend’s house. So you’re on your own finding where to leave your car (I’ll update with parking recommendations). 

When you’ve figured out the parking situation, follow Lapwai Rd south and then east out into the wheat fields. The pavement ends after about a mile or so. Another 1.75 miles you’ll hit a short steep climb and immediately hang a right on 480 Rd. You’ll hit some decent rollers, and after 1.5 miles on 480, take a right on Bever Rd and ride it all the way out to the rim of the canyon and look out over the edge. Someday. The climb. But not this day. Turn around and head back the way you came to wherever you left the car.