Sadie Creek - Forest Service Road 3040 - 3068

Port Angeles, Washington (Clallam County)

Last Updated: 03/24/2021
5 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 10.43 miles
Highest Elevation: 2500 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Port Angeles
Nearest Town w/ Services: Port Angeles
Official Road Name: 3040
Management Agency: Washington Department of Natural Resources


Highlight: Sadie Creek - Forest Service Road 3040 - 3068
If you are looking to get in some sight-seeing this is a very cool forest service road that travels 10.09 miles with some unobstructed views of the "Strait of Juan de Fuca" and "Vancouver Island, BC" and are breathtaking on a bright sunny day. There is a trailhead at the end of this road that is about a 4-mile hike and overlooks Lake Cresent on the other side of the mountain. Most of this trail travels through old-growth forest. There are several small waterfalls next to the road but the best one is on Waypoint 9, with a pool big enough for two.


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1. Trailhead - Start (0 mi)
This trail starts at the intersection of FS3040 and SR112 about 19 miles from Port Angeles. Note: Across the other side of SR112 is the 4x4 park containing 5 off-road trails for 4x4 vehicles.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Port Angeles, Washington

Go west on US-101 to SR-112. Turn right and head west on SR-112. Drive about 18.5 miles and look for the sign "Sadie Creek Multi-Use​ Trail System". The sign directs you to turn left on FS Road 3040 (E.Twin River Rd). This part of the park contains the campground, a parking area for pull-vehicles and trailers. Also located on this side of SR-112 are the trails for motorcycles, ATV's and SxS's. There are no trails on this side for full-size 4X4s. The trail system for four-wheel vehicles is on the other side of SR-112 behind a locked gate. For access to that area, you must be willing to navigate the qualifier to the right of the locked gate.



Trail Reviews (4)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Looking at running Sadie Creek - Forest Service Road 3040 - 3068 in my 4d JLUR that has a 3.5" lift and 37 Nittos. From what I have seen and read the only difficult part is the qualifier, based on your experience is the qualifier too narrow that my 4dr wheel base that I might cause damage to my rig?
–Jarret Palodichuk (04/01/2021)
–Michael Graham (04/03/2021)

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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