Evans Creek / Trail #199

Wilkeson, Washington (Pierce County)

Last Updated: 06/26/2021
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Highlight: Evans Creek / Trail #199
Located in the Mt. Baker / Snoqualmie National Forest and part of the "Evans Creek ORV," Trail # 199 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. Trails are well marked and even rated from easy to most difficult. Trail #199 winds up through some old-growth forest with switchbacks, some tight and narrow turns, and the hill climbs can be pretty intense. This trail would be an excellent trail for a beginner to begin getting some confidence in their driving abilities and their vehicle's abilities as well.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead for this trail is located at the end of NF7920 and begins with a short steep hill climb.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Wilkeson, Washington

From the town of Wilkeson start your vehicles trip meter at the Wilkeson Arch and continue South and eventually East on Hwy 165 towards the Carbonado Ranger Station. At 2.1 miles you pass the turn-off to the right for the town of Carbonado. Continue on Hwy 165. At 4.7 miles there is an old one lane bridge called "Fairfax Bridge". Constructed in 1921 at a total cost of $80,000 this bridge takes you 254 ft. above the Carbon River on a "94 year old bridge". Once across the bridge at 5.2 miles you come to a fork in the road. Stay Right to "Mowich Lake" and "Evans Creek Recreation Area". Drive an additional 7 miles to the entrance to "Evans Creek". Once you are in the parking lot take the last road on the right. This is the entrance for NF7920. Follow NF7920 4.7 miles till the end and the entrance to Trail #199 will be on the right.

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Writer Information

Michael Graham

Mapping Crew - Washington

Michael Graham is retired from the U.S. Army as an Infantry First Sergeant with 23 years of service. He did a tour in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He presently owns a Process Service Company in Tacoma. He is originally from Upstate New York but after being stationed in Washington knew immediately that this part of the county felt like home. He had a Jeep CJ5 as his first 4x4 but back in the 80's there wasn't a lot of hype and add-on parts as there are today. Building your rig is half the fun, making it your own style. He has actually found it to be an addiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest, in the Tacoma / Puyallup area and loves the sport of "wheeling" which allows access to so much more than a hiking trailhead. He enjoys organized rides and poker runs and the freedom and exploration this sport allows. Finding this website and authoring trail write-ups has really enhanced this sport for him. If you are new to the sport or just looking for someone to show you the trails he would love to hear from you.
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