Evans Creek / Trail #196

Carbonado, Washington (Pierce County)

Last Updated: 04/14/2022
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Highlight: Evans Creek / Trail #196
Trail #196 is a connector to a couple of other trails within the Evans Creek System, but it has some very interesting aspects. It starts with a hill climb hidden from view; from the bottom, it looks intimidating as it has a bit of an off-camber side hill. This is one of those spots that will make you want to climb up into it on foot before you start to point your front tires uphill. Once up the hill, the trail is very easy and makes for a nice shortcut to the 197 trail; it also avoids the main obstacle of the 198 trail and links up with it half a mile down the road. In addition, it is a faster way to the more difficult portion of the 520 trail.


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The trailhead can be found on the west end of the large open area affectionately known as the mud-pit. The hill climb is off camber and care should be taken to find the right lines; flops have been known to happen here, always walk the route and or have a spotter.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Staging area

Follow the 7920 road east 1.5 miles to the intersection of the day use parking area and the 7930 road. Make the left through the day use parking area and continue through the "sizing chart" metal poles marking the width restriction for the trails. Follow the 7920 road west from the parking area another 1.5 miles to the large mud-pit and entrance to the 196 trail.



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Luke Myers

Mapping Crew - Washington

Luke is originally from rural Minnesota, after high school he joined the Army and traveled the world over his 20 year career. His final stop, and where he ended his military career was Washington state. He retired from the Army in 2011 and has been working as a Military Software systems consultant since that day. He has been into the off-road scene since he was 7 years old, when his dad bought him a 3-wheeler and he built his first race-track in the pasture. Since those days he has had motorcycles, quads, go-karts, mini-bikes, trucks, 4 different kinds of Jeeps and an AMC Eagle (station wagon). His current "toy" is a 2008 Jeep Wrangler; Luke and his family enjoy exploring the world through the windshield view of that Jeep. Luke loves taking new people out on trails and takes pride in getting a newbie through a trail that is definitely more than they ever thought they could handle. His favorite type of trail is one that takes all day to go 5 miles and never stops challenging the driver.
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