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08-04-2009, 04:26 PM #1
Light Offroading Hep in Washington
I currently live in Kent, WA. I haven't lived up here real long so I don't know the area as well as I'd like to. I'd really like to pack up the kids (5 and 2) and do some easy offroad trails and maybe even find a spot to camp this weekend. I've been looking around at different sites for ideas but I can't find anything with real clear descriptions of trails, directions and photos. I have a friend who lives in phoenix who belongs to a site that has detailed photos and descriptions of every trail in the area, so I've gotten kind of used to that.
Anyway, does anyone have any idea? I don't mind driving a little, but would prefer not to do more than two hours travel time (one way) max. I have a brand new truck so I don't want anything too gnarly that will will significantly damage the body. I have plans to get it lifted and I'll get more adventurous then, but for now just want to hit some dirt trails and hills. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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10-25-2009, 04:34 PM #2
There are alot of forest service roads to hit, but they are mostly just that, roads. They have some off shoots so you would have to look around. I haven't gone wheeling for awhile so I may not have that accurate of info. But I do go riding so here are a couple of areas. The Naches trail is tough, but you can get around some of the bad areas. http://www.off-road.com/trucks4x4/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=186559 . Stop at the Ranger station in Enumclaw for maps and more info about the trail.
Also, in Belfair you can find a spot called Tahuya. http://www.dnr.wa.gov/AboutDNR/ManagedLands/Pages/amp_rec_tahuya_state_forest.aspx .
It's hard to find good spots out here but they are there. You just have to ask and look around.
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10-25-2009, 05:50 PM #3
Check out the geocaching site. You can look for 4wheel caches. A great family experience if you have a gps unit. http://www.geocaching.com/
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10-29-2009, 10:59 PM #4
Light Offroading Hep in Washington
I live in Graham, just outside Tacoma and got a 750. My wife has a 600 and we plan on doing quite a bit of riding this coming year.So who lives around here?
01-23-2010, 03:05 PM #5
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Elbe Trails in Elbe, WA
03-24-2011, 03:18 AM #6
If your looking to "offroad" with a truck or jeep, then as Stangdriver said, Tahuya is awesome I hear, I still havent been but plan on taking the camper and quads this summer, as far as quads go, capital forest in general has a huge trail system, mt adams near whites pass has awesome camping and riding spots with ride in high lakes, and I have a few honey holes around my neck of the woods i don't need everybody blowing up, but if your in the area id let you know lol. good luck
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