Tahuya / Trail 55

5/5 (7 reviews)
Belfair, Washington (Mason County)
Last Updated: 11/24/2019

Trail Information


Tahuya State Forest ORV area is a great 4x4 destination for beginners up to seasoned veterans. While this forest trail system does have some challenging man-made rock gardens, for the most part, the only hindrance to stock vehicles would be the depth of some of the standing water in the fall, spring, and winter months and, of course, the "Rock Gardens" that were put in for more modified rigs. Tahuya has been nick-named "2-wheel Tahuya" as most of the trails are fairly easy. This makes it the perfect place for beginners to gain some skills before attempting more difficult trails. There is not really a good map produced that shows all of the trails in this park as some are 4x4, some are for motorcycles/ATV's, and some are just for walking/mountain biking. "Trail 55" is a connector trail that can be run in either direction. On this trail, you will encounter large mud pits in the spring and fall months and some pretty significant man-made obstacles that will really put a flex on that frame.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (7)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Went back to Tahuya today for the first time in many months, ended up on Trail 55 and had a great time with its technicality. Felt good to feel the truck flex and work it's way through the trail! Tahuya from what I could tell was pretty much dry this morning in the area I was in at least. And as always it was a ton of fun to be there although i'm pretty sure I was out trailing before anyone was awake lol. Didn't hear any side by sides/quads or motos out there at all. Have fun out there and be safe.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/06/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

I like this trail as you can choose which of the lines/obstacles you want to do, I hit about half of the obstacles. I ran this trail with a friend who was new to off roading driving a stock 4runner in the rain and he did great. Great for letting different rigs and abilities run the same trail.
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/24/2019

Ran South to North. This was one of the first trails we attempted as a stock wrangler 2 years ago, and it kicked our behinds! Revisiting today, as a built rig, it was a cakewalk.
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/25/2019

This trail has undergone a new writeup. This trail has changed significantly and has undergone a facelift. It is no longer just a quick connector trail north-to-south. There are many man-made obstacles and most have an alternate route. This trail is designed for more modified vehicles but a stock vehicle can still navigate using the alternate routes over the obstacles. Great work to the Jeep club "Quadrapaws" for this modification.
Visited: 03/16/2019

Had a great time at Tahuya for my first run in our Jeep. The first qualifier going up hill was my first rock climb. A couple mostly stock 4Runners had a difficult time but made it over the qualifier. The Jeep had no issues. The rest of the rocks had bypasses. One of the 4Runners tried some more rocks and high centered, so I was able to try out my new winch!

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