Tahuya/ South Loop

4.4/5 (6 reviews)
Belfair, Washington (Mason County)
Last Updated: 11/11/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Tahuya State Forest ORV area is a 4x4 destination for both beginning offroaders and seasoned veterans. While this forest trail system does have man-made​ rock gardens, for the most part, the only hindrance to stock vehicles would be the depth of the standing water in the winter months. Of course, if you are stock, or only slightly lifted, you might want to remain a spectator at the rock gardens since they were put in for more modified rigs. Tahuya has been nick-named "2-Wheel Tahuya" as most of the trails are fairly easy. But in the last few years, that has started to change. There is not really a good map produced that shows all of the trails in this park. The park is a confusing mixture of 4x4, motorcycle, and ATV trails. Other trails are restricted to walking and mountain biking. Tahuya South Loop takes you on a journey through what used to be an untouched forested area but is now clear-cut. Expect to hear your springs popping and undersides scrapping since this trail was designed to max out your suspension.

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Trail Reviews

4.4/5 (6 reviews)
Michael Graham
Official Crew
23100
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/05/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail has been re-written on November 30, 2022. This trail is a blast to run. Not really scenic and pretty but I could really feel like my jeep was groaning and I could hear springs popping. Come on share your jeeps best flex pose.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Definitely a lot harder and not stock friendly anymore with lots of opportunities for flexing out, although we did manage to "help" a stock jeep through it (see video starting at 4:45-12:25 if you want to skip the other parts). We had a blast doing it, though! Unfortunately, I didn't grab a new gpx track, but there are now some additional side trails as well. I believe the humps and bumps will get worn down a little with time, but it will be very cool to see the hard work of Quadrapaws pay off in the future as the forest regrows. Please remember to stay on the trail as we saw some unofficial bypasses being created.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

In need of a new trail review by the team. This has changed a whole lot! Way harder for vehicles with no locker. Needs a lift and 33s at least and a locker for sure.
Michael Graham
Official Crew
23100
Status: Temporary Closure
Rated 2/5
Visited: 04/21/2021

South loop is now closed starting 4/22 until further notice. They are going to do some logging along this trail so hopefully we can get a re-write on this trail when we see what the loggers left us to work with.
Michael Graham
Official Crew
23100
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/02/2019

This trail got a total rewrite. These trails in Tahuya are constantly changing, this is a great place to spend a day

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