Sadie Creek - 4x4 Access Road

5/5 (2 reviews)
Port Angeles, Washington (Clallam County)
Last Updated: 07/15/2022
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Sadie Creek Multi-Use Trail System is a 6-mile network of tight and technical trails providing the user with a rustic off-road experience. There are five trails that weave through forests of varying ages and some clear-cut areas. The unobstructed views of the "Strait of Juan de Fuca" and "Vancouver Island, BC" are breath-taking on a bright sunny day. While this park may not be very large and only has four short trails, the trails are very tight and the presence of mud will make these trails a pretty difficult task for most vehicles no matter what the build. This park will make for a really fun day of wheeling.

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5/5 (2 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/21/2019

I came back out today to retry the trail after changing out my bumper. The gatekeeper is definitely a bear, but it's there for a reason (I learned on other trails). The non-access road Sadie Creek trails can be pretty tough. It's doable in a mostly stock Grand Cherokee in dry conditions.
Michael Graham
Official Crew
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/03/2019

We've been getting a lot of questions and comments about Sadie Creek trails and why are they rated so high. The reason is the "Qualifier". You must navigate the qualifier to get into the park to run these trails. If you run a stock vehicle and attempt the qualifier you will hit the undercarriage of your vehicle on a piece of concrete purposely put there to test your vehicle. If you have rock-sliders or rock-rails to absorb that hit and slide on them without "high centering" your vehicle then you will be fine, but you have to be alright with that. The stock plastic side-steps that are sold with a jeep are not "Rock-sliders" and you can expect damage if you attempt the qualifier with them installed. We recommend a minimum of a 2" inch lift on some aftermarket more aggressive tires. These trails have very tight turns, with stumps, and dirt walls which this writer finds attractive and challenging. Four-door jeeps and long bed trucks will have some issues, but not anything an experienced driver can't overcome. I'm attaching some pictures of how to navigate the qualifier and also a map of the "Sadie Creek / 4x4 area"
Trail Review: Sadie Creek - 4x4 Access Road - Michael Graham
Trail Review: Sadie Creek - 4x4 Access Road - Michael Graham
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