Evans Creek / Trail # 310

Wilkeson, Washington (Pierce County)

Last Updated: 06/14/2022
4.5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Highlight: Evans Creek / Trail # 310
Located in the Mt. Baker / Snoqualmie National Forest, Trail #310 winds up through some old-growth timber into the upper elevations of the park and connects with Trail #311(Upper). There are some fantastic look-outs onto Mt. Rainier at the top and by taking Trail #310 you can gain access to those beautiful views of Mt. Rainier without having to run Trail #311(Upper). Trail #310 is commonly used. by non-4x4 vehicles to gain access to the Mt. Rainier lookouts at the top.

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Waypoints

1. Trail Start (0 mi)
The trail starts at Waypoint 5 on NF7930. You can recognize it as a fork to the right. NF7930 makes a dog-leg to the left and continues North. Drive South, to the right up the hill.

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 the Fairfax Bridge. Constructed in 1921 at a total cost of $80,000 this 94-year-old bridge takes you 254 ft. above the Carbon River. Once across the bridge, you come to a fork in the road at 5.2 miles. Stay right to Mowich Lake and Evans Creek Recreation Area. Drive an additional 7 miles to the entrance to Evans Creek on the left. Once you enter the park you take the road about 2 miles to the campground on the right. The trail starts on NF7930 at Waypoint 5.

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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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