Evans Creek / Trail #197

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5/5 (3 reviews)
Carbonado, Washington (Pierce County)
Last Updated: 04/14/2022

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Trail #197 within the Evans Creek ORV area is the most difficult trail within the system. This trail is strewn with steep muddy climbs and narrow turns with extremely off-camber holes, and most of the trail is dug-in with high sides. There are roots and trees that are begging to snag a fender or scratch a hardtop. Trail building, lockers, winches, and great lines may make your day go a little smoother, but without those things, this trail is nearly impassable even under the best of conditions.

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5/5 (3)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/05/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is still open. Lots of rigs at Evans yesterday with snow on the ground. Ran it in a TJ Rubicon on 35’s. No winching but had the rear locker in for most of it. Trail is so tight that the idea of line selection is laughable and the one serious exposed off camber part will have your full attention. Going back down the trail is also “fun”
Trail Review: Evans Creek / Trail #197 - Lloyd Christmas
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/18/2021

This trail is closed for the season! See you in 2022!
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/26/2020

This trail is seriously no joke! If you're much wider, longer, or taller than a stock JL Rubicon 2 door, good luck!! This thing is super tight, off camber EVERYWHERE, and begs to rip off factory fenders and mirrors (as it did mine), and destroy your top. I would say a spotter is 100% necessary and still can't prevent all damage. I can say I have done it, but I won't do it again. I'd have backed out if I could have. Once committed, you're committed. No turn arounds to be found! Best of luck!

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