|Typically Open:||04/15 - 11/15|
|Permit Information:||Permit Required - Click Here|
(EASY - MODERATE)
|Highest Elevation:||4800 feet|
|Duration:||About 1 hour 55 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Straight Through|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Enumclaw|
|Official Road Name:|
|Management Agency:||Snoqualmie National Forest|
Trail # 519 within the "Evans Creek ORV" area is one of a dozen or so trails available in this park designated for 4x4 use, for a total of over 45 miles of trail riding. Trails are well marked and even rated from "Easy" to "Most Difficult". Trail #519 climbs to the highest point in the park and is a must ride on sunny days for stunning vistas of Mt Rainier and the surrounding peaks and valleys. The top of this ridge has breath-taking views.
Rutted and/or rocky road. No shelves. Rocks up to 12" and water crossings up to 12" with possible currents. Passable mud. Moderate grades to 15 degrees. 6" holes. Side hill to 20 degrees. 4WD required. No width problems.Read more about our rating system
|Spring:||Trail is very muddy from spring runoff / probably under snow until mid June|
|Summer:||Trail is usually dry and dusty|
|Fall:||Trail could be snowpacked by late fall|
|Winter:||Trail is impassible due to snow|
The Trailhead is on the right at the end of FS7930. You can also access Trail #520 on the left.
I made this waypoint 2 to make sure you are directed to this overlook of Mt. Rainier. On a clear day, you can get no better view of this majestic mountain. Do a u-turn here and travel back to waypoint 3 about halfway back to the start point. Here you will make a hard right turn to continue onto the trail.
You passed this intersection on your way to waypoint 2. Make a hard right turn onto the trail.
Once on top, there are many views of the surrounding valleys and a pretty night "Poser Rock" to get a nice picture of your rig.
At this waypoint, there is a trail intersection. The trail to the right is quite brushy and goes down the hill and peters out about 200 yards. To continue, go straight up the hill into the woodline.
This is a trail intersection of 519 and 519A. More experienced drivers and modified rigs have a choice but beware. The trail to the left downhill is the actual course for this trail but just 100 yds down is a very dangerous rock ledge that drops down 3-4 feet and off camber. This is extremely dangerous when it is wet. This is probably the most dangerous obstacle in the park and is not for inexperienced drivers. The trail to the right (519A) is the bypass for this obstacle and takes you to waypoint 8. Both trails meet with each other at waypoint 8.
This is the most dangerous obstacle in the park and should not be taken lightly. It has some pretty large rocks that will require some contact with skid plates and rock rails. If your rig is not equipped with this equipment you will probably have some damage here. The obstacle is off-camber downhill and any loss of control could be very dangerous. A good spotter would be an excellent idea here.
At this waypoint 519 and 519A reconnect. 519A comes out to the right up into the quarry. If you are on 519A you will exit into the quarry and reconnect with 519 downhill to the left.
At this intersection trail #199 start/end is on the right.
Starting Point: Wilkeson, Washington