Go Back   CityProfile.com Forum - Local City and State Discussion Forums > United States City Forums > Washington > Seattle / Tacoma
Click Here to Login

Reply
Old 09-29-2010, 09:53 AM  
Junior Member
 
coloradoclimber's Avatar

Denver, CO
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 8 | Kudos: +10
How are the 4x4 trails outside of Seattle?

I want to move to the Seattle area in a couple years. Primarily for a change of scenery, N Cascades, Olympic Penninsula, BC, etc. One thing I dont know much about though is the 4x4 trails. Is there some decent stuff not too far from Seattle, or is it mostly logging roads? Coming from Colorado.

Also, how about off grid camping? Prefer not to camp in campgrounds. I know the backpacking options in Washington are limitless, just not t0o famliar with the car camping. Camped once up at Baker Lake which was nice.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:10 PM  
Junior Member

Seattle, Washington
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 7 | Kudos: +11
Quote:
Originally Posted by coloradoclimber View Post
I want to move to the Seattle area in a couple years. Primarily for a change of scenery, N Cascades, Olympic Penninsula, BC, etc. One thing I dont know much about though is the 4x4 trails. Is there some decent stuff not too far from Seattle, or is it mostly logging roads? Coming from Colorado.

Also, how about off grid camping? Prefer not to camp in campgrounds. I know the backpacking options in Washington are limitless, just not t0o famliar with the car camping. Camped once up at Baker Lake which was nice.
Howdy,

4x4 Trails are what you make of them. The Logging Roads for the most part are now behind closed gates and you can not get to them. There are several ORV "Parks" in Western Washington. Walker Valley is one, near Mount Vernon, and a couple more south east and south west of Seattle, but I have not been to either of them.

There used to be an unauthorized ORV area near Gold Bar, but it was closed by the Department of Natural Resources last Nov. But The DNR is working with various User Groups to lay out, design and build tails in the area for 4x4, Motorcycles, Quads, Hikers, Mountain Bikes and Equestrian. In all likely hood none of that will be open for use until next spring.

There are other areas in use that I don't know about and a number of areas in Eastern Washington as well as in British Columbia, Canada. Your best bet is to check out some of the local Clubs or Forums (ie Timber Tamers, NW-Wheelers.com) and get to know some local wheelers, so when you get here you have the contacts in place to join right in with the local wheeling crowd.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 05:08 PM  
Member

Tacoma, WA
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 34 | Kudos: +10
There's tons of stuff especially in. There are a lot of logging roads -- which are nice because they give you a chance to burn off some of the adrenaline from the trails.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 02:56 PM  
Junior Member

Milton-Freewater, OR
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5 | Kudos: +11
My favorite spot to go in the "Greater Seattle Area" was Evans Creek. Its just outside Buckley WA (southeast of Seattle). It's been a few years since I was up in that area doing any wheeling, but it was a lot of fun.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 04:52 PM  
Junior Member

Anacortes, WA
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5 | Kudos: +10
There are some great trails outside of Mt Vernon if you dont mind the drive.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 02:04 AM  
Snap!

Oak Harbor, WA
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 7 | Kudos: +10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sproocket View Post
There are some great trails outside of Mt Vernon if you dont mind the drive.
Walker Valley ORV, you can youtube it if you like. Amazing 4x4 trails. Whidbey4x4.com has more info.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 10:52 PM  
Junior Member

Seattle, Washington
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 14 | Kudos: +10
Images: 3
Walker Valley looks like a good place to check out.

There are several interesting trails out near Ellensburg, and a few fun spots in Grant County, around Potholes.

The only ORV park I've been to is Tahuya. There were a bit too many dirt bikes with inexperienced riders for my comfort
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 12:39 AM  
Junior Member

Longmont, CO
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8 | Kudos: +10
Off-grid camping is not too hard to find, but you have to head up I-90 or hwy2 a couple of hours to get to it. I would say it's definitely easier to find here in colorado than "back home" in seattle. And string up a few good tarps and know how to keep your site dry, and you'll have a good time.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 10:27 PM  
Junior Member

Puyallup, WA
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3 | Kudos: +10
Don’t come, its crowded and the taxes are high. The liberals in Seattle ruin all the good stuff for the rest of the state (shutting down the back country and locking us out of the woods). Stay where there is still freedom to ring.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 11:03 PM  
Junior Member

vancouver, washington
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6 | Kudos: +10
ORVs

I going to have to come up there and check out some of those ORV parks.
Im from the portland area, we have brownscamp next to forest grove oregon. Its a fun place, if your the area check it out.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   CityProfile.com Forum - Local City and State Discussion Forums > United States City Forums > Washington > Seattle / Tacoma
Bookmark this Page!

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Suggested Threads

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.