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State Road No. 5 National Park Highway

(trunk)

State Road No. 5 National Park Highway began at Jct State Road No. 1 Pacific Highway in Tacoma and headed southerly to Elbe, then easerly, ending at the Longmire entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. This route was redesignated as the Tacoma-Mount Rainier Branch of Primary State Highway 5 in 1937

Elbe-Jackson's Prairie Branch

The Elbe-Jackson's Prairie Branch of State Road No. 5 National Park Highway began at a junction of the trunk of State Road No. 5 at Elbe and headed southerly to Morton, then southeasterly to Kosmos, then westerly, ending at Jct State Road No. 1 Pacific Highway at Mary's Corner.

Kosmos-Sheepskull Gap-Renton Branch

The Kosmos-Sheepskull Gap-Renton Branch of State Road No. 5 National Park Highway began at a junction with the Elbe-Jackson's Prairie Branch of State Road No. 5 at Kosmos and headed easterly to Packwood, then northerly to Cayuse Pass (aka Sheepskull Gap?), then northerly and westerly to Enumclaw, then northwesterly to Auburn, then northerly via Kent, ending at Jct State Road No. 2 Sunset Highway in Renton. In 1926, the Cayuse Pass to Auburn portion of this branch of State Road No. 5 became part of US 410. In the early 1930s when State Road No. 2 Sunset Highway was shifted from Rainier Ave to Empire Way (now Martin Luther King Jr Way) between the Rainier Valley and Renton, this branch of State Road No. 5 was extended northerly along Rainier Ave from Renton to the Rainier Valley.

Sheepskull Gap-Yakima Branch

The Sheepskull Gap-Yakima Branch of State Road No. 5 began at a junction with State Road No. 5 Kosmos-Sheepskull Gap-Renton Branch at Sheepskull Gap (Cayuse Pass?) and headed easterly to Cliffdell, then southeasterly via Naches, ending at Jct State Road No. 3 Inland Empire Highway in Yakima. In 1926, this branch of State Road No. 3 became part of US 410.

Auburn-Sumner-Tacoma Branch

The Auburn-Sumner-Tacoma Branch of State Road No. 5 was added to the state highway system in 1925. This route began in Auburn at Jct. State Road No. 5 Kosmos-Sheepskull Gap-Renton branch and headed south to sumner, then westerly via Puyallup, ending at Jct. State Road No. 1 Pacific Highway in Tacoma. In 1926, this branch of State Road No. 5 became part of US 410.

Enumclaw-Wilkeson-Mount Rainier National Park Branch

The Enumclaw-Wilkeson-Mount Rainier National Park Branch of State Road No. 5 National Park Highway was added to the state highway system in 1931. This branch began at a junction with the Kosmos-Sheepskull Gap-Renton Branch of State Road No. 5 in Enumclaw and headed southerly via Buckley, Wilkeson, and Carbonado, ending at the Mowich Lake entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.

Auburn westerly to State Road No. 1 Branch

The Auburn westerly to State Road No. 1 Branch of state Road No. 5 National Park Highway was added to the state highway system in 1931. This route began at a junction with the Auburn-Sumner-Tacoma Branch of State Road No. 5 and headed westerly via Main St, Peasley Canyon Rd, and S 320th St, ending at Jct. State Road No. 1 Pacific Highway (US 99) in Federal Way.

Naches-Tieton River-Clear Fork Branch

The Naches-Tieton River-Clear Fork Branch of State Road No. 5 National Park Highway was added to the state highway system in 1931. This branch began at a junction with the Sheepskull Gap-Yakima Branch of State Road No. 5 a few miles NW of the Town of Naches and headed westerly along the Tieton River to White Pass. From the pass, the highway continued westerly, ending at a junction with the Kosmos-Sheepskull Gap-Renton Branch of State Road No. 5 about 10 miles NE of Packwood. Although designated as a state highway corridor in 1931, the highway heading west from the Naches area only reached the west end of Rimrock Lake by the late 1930s. In fact, the highway over White Pass was not opened to traffic until the early 1950s.

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