|Permit Information:||Permit Required - Click Here|
(EASY - MODERATE)
|Duration:||About 1 hour|
|Shape of Trail:||Straight Through|
|Best Direction to Travel:||South|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Wilkeson|
|Official Road Name:||NF - 7930|
|Management Agency:||Mt. Baker / Snoqualmie National Forest|
Trail #102 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. Evans Creek is a great destination for a weekend get-away as it has it's own Campground with 23 spaces for use with tents or RV's. This trail is one of the more interesting trails with steep elevation climbs, nail-biting narrow turns that are made extremely tricky with high sides. There are roots and trees that are begging the snag a fender or scratch a hard top. Some care must be taken with ground guides to avoid scratches and damage.
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
Trail #102 starts on the left side of the staging area just past the vaulted toilets. It is easily recognized by the "Steel Pylons" marking the lane. If your vehicle will not fit between these pylons then your vehicle is deemed to big to continue. This is the case with most of the trails in Evans Creek.
After about 2 miles of pretty much boring forest service road you will cross this bridge taking you on the other side of this valley.
At this point there is a creek crossing the road that has the potential to be dangerous depending the the flow. Care should be taken if this road has been washed out with erosion.
At this waypoint is an intersection to the right continue right up the hill to the right into the forest. If you continue down the road it leads you to a dead-end with a small camping area near the creek.
Now this trail starts to get interesting. The trail switches back and forth for the next mile from here and most of it has 3-6 foot walls begging to snag a fender, rip off a mirror or scratch your doors.
Please take notice of this obstacle!!!!…..It is off-camber up and to the right. The tendency is for a driver to want to take the switch back wide staying to the left and up hill to try and avoid the stump and steep ledge in the crook of the elbow. Taking this route has a good chance of a roll-over and has claimed many vehicles. The correct and safest way to tackle this obstacle is to back up and go straight up the steepest part in the crook of the switch-back. It can be done if it is dry and you have larger tires. If this isn't happening don't be afraid to winch up and over. If you don't have a winch or are alone please go back and don't attempt this obstacle.
This is another trail intersection that leads to a campsite someone has made. The trial continues to the right and up the hill.
This is the end of the trail and connects with NF-7920. Take the road down the hill to the right to go back to the Campground. Note "Trail #197" entrance is straight across the road. You can also to left and continue up NF-7920 which will dead-end and Trail #199 will begin.
Trailhead Coordinates: 46.943694, -121.972369