Sadie Creek - Radiator Hill

5/5 (4 reviews)
Port Angeles, Washington (Clallam County)
Last Updated: 07/15/2022
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Radiator Hill is situated on DNR land in a 4x4 park called Sadie Creek Multi-Use Trail System. There are four trails that weave through forests of varying ages and some clear-cut areas. Radiator Hill has some seriously difficult hill climbs and three very significant mud obstacles that will be present during the rainy season. What compounds these two factors is the fact that the trail twists and turns tightly through old growth forest. There are trees at every turn that are begging to give you a kiss and mark your fender flares or maybe a big hug as you slam into them off-camber. While this park may not be very large and only has four short trails, the trails very tight and the presence of mud will make this a pretty difficult task for most vehicles no matter what the build.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (4 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/20/2019

Went up this track in my 2019 yamaha yxz. The qualifier was a bit tricky but so was the hill climb. We had a blast and never looked back. Would love to see some footage from the trail "chaos" which had another qualifier I myself would never attempt in the yxz but we did get a pic of the trailhead and qualifier.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/21/2019

I went up this trail tonight. It's pretty dang tough. Not very scenic, but if you want to do some "wheelin'," this might be the trail for you. I imagine if you went while it was wet it'd be damn difficult. Also, watch out for the trees. It's super tight through here. I got a little kiss on my driver's side when I lapsed concentration for just 1 second.
Michael Graham
Official Crew
23300
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 - Radiator Hill - Michael Graham
Trail Review: Sadie Creek - Radiator Hill - Michael Graham
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Michael Graham
Official Crew
23300
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/23/2018

I had a lot of fun writing up this trail I'm looking forward to seeing how deep those mud pits will be when the rains start coming in.

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