The Blewett Pass XC Ski Trail system extends south from Swauk and Tronsen campgrounds, to the edge of the Naneum Rock Garden trail system.
Diamond Head has short but steep gullies on the west side (1500' descent to FR9716), and moderate avalanche risk. The south side is more moderate and the eastern slopes are typically used for descending.
The forest roads are closed in the winter and open to skiers and snowmobiles.
Check with the WA Parks Dept for the Grooming Schedule.
The 4.5mi (1000' ascent) Swauk Meadows loop doesn't wander too far from the road and offers moderate, steady terrain.
From the Swauk campground, XC-9711, XC-112 and XC-121 combine to form several substantial loops, or shuttle XC-140 to XC-9711.
Across from the Swauk Campground, XC-623 provides some creekside terrain alongside SR97.
XC trails from the Tronsen Campground tie into the 3.4mi XC-800 ridgeline trail for a moderate OAB.
The Table Mountain A-Frame Cabin is a rustic lodging option, with winter access from the top of Blewett Pass.
Cooking and eating utensils are provided as well as a Coleman cooking stove (bring 16.4oz fuel bottles), water and wood (the only heat source).
The rental fee is $50 per night through the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or recreation.gov.
County Line, XC-006 Swauk Sno Park, XC-15, XC-111, XC-121, XC-140, XC-141, XC-623, XC-800, XC-7245, XC-7320, XC-9715
Naneum Creek Trail 1381, Grass Camp Tie Trail 1219.1, Grass Camp Trail 1219, Howard Creek Trail 1372, Howard Creek Tie Trail 1373.2, Grouse Spring Trail 1373.1, First Creek Trail 1374, Old Ellensburg Trail 1373, Mount Lillian Trail 1601, Naneum Rim Trail 1234, Elk Trap Springs Trail 1319, Table Mountain Trail 1209
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.