Evans Creek / Trail #311(Upper)

Wilkeson, Washington (Pierce County)

Last Updated: 06/03/2021
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Typically Open: 05/15 - 11/15
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 0.87 miles
Highest Elevation: 5100 feet
Duration: About 40 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Wilkeson
Nearest Town w/ Services: Wilkeson
Official Road Name: 311
Management Agency: Mt Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
District: Snoqualmie Ranger District


Highlight: Evans Creek / Trail #311(Upper)
Trail # 311(Upper) 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". This trail has a very steep hill climb at the end made even tougher by loose 15 - 20 inch boulders to navigate over and around.


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1. Trailhead - Straight (0 mi)
This trail starts at Waypoint 2 on trail #311A. You can get there from the campground or by taking trail #311(Lower) and continuing on trail #311A.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Enumclaw, 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 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. This trail starts at the end of trail #311(Lower). It can also be run downhill by starting at the end of trail #310.



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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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