Originally Posted by gjp1234
Any suggestions in Western or Central WA?
For Western Washington there are three ORV places that I know of and have been to:
Tahuya ORV Park
Walker Valley ORV Park
Reiter Trails ORV area.
All of the above are lower elevation trail networks and so shouldn't see any snow.
is very lame. . . don't go there. It's mostly set up for dirt bike riding and the Jeep'n opportunities are a few short trails on largely smooth and level forest trails. Very boring. Near Bremerton / Belfair area.
is near Mt. Vernon, WA. It's a fun place but might be further north on I-5 that you want if you are looking for something in the Central WA area. Some good trails and you can get a trail map from one of the state DNR websites.
is sort of a defacto ORV area. Nothing official yet but a few government agencies are working with the local 4x4 groups to get something going there. As it is there's a variety of easier trails down low with some insanely difficult stuff in the boulder gardens and other areas. It's on the eastern outskirts of Gold Bar, WA
. Point A is Goldbar, Point B is the first staging area and Point C is the second staging area. A fun area and a place I'd recommend.
I've been working on mapping Reiter Trails area
. If you want a map covering 80%+ of the trails PM or e-mail me and I can send a copy to you. Check out the link to my website in my sig to see 5-6 different photo albums of Reiter if you're interested in seeing what trails are like. It's a place that is popular with everything from ATVs, dirt bikes, hikers (rare), regular modified Jeeps and custom rock buggies. The lower staging area is big enough to accomodate 15-20 motorhomes or trailers and many people set up camp in trees at the upper staging area.
is another fun, local ORV area but it's about 4000 ft in elevation and would likely be under snow by now. Although, I think snow comes later to Evan's Creek so if Manastash is snowed in, Evan's should be open for another month or two.
As for Manastash . . . Rider's Camp / Manastash Camp sits at 4000-5000 ft of elevation and the trails go up from there.