Evans Creek / Trail #197

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5/5 (4 reviews)
Wilkeson, Washington (Pierce County)
Last Updated: 11/16/2023
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In the Mt. Baker / Snoqualmie National Forest and part of the Evans Creek ORV Area, Trail #197 is one of a dozen trails designated for 4x4 use for over 45 miles of trail riding. What you won't find on this trail is any time to relax. With its tall drop-offs, 6-foot root walls, and severe off-camber sections, you'll be lucky to get away with your fenders. This trail is rated the hardest in the Evans Creek ORV, and if you need a challenge and something to brag about, you might try this trail in reverse and turn those drop-offs into challenging climbs. 

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5/5 (4)
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/16/2023

This trail is now closed due to winter snow levels.
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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