Sadie Creek - Forest Service Road 3040 - 3068

4/5 (6 reviews)
Port Angeles, Washington (Clallam County)
Last Updated: 07/15/2022
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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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Trail Reviews

4/5 (6 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 2/5
Visited: 09/03/2022

Thanks for a warm welcome to the off-roading community! I was recently misguided down this trail via google maps. My husband and I were under the impression that we were driving to a hiking trail, and it started off a little sketchy, but we hoped the road conditions improved. As we did not know this adventure was going to take place we put off getting the brakes done for our 2007 Lexus 350 for another week. My husband is foreign and is on his drivers permit here, so it was a bit of a surprise to be two inches away from driving off a mountain. Meanwhile we have two rowdy dogs thinking they are going to a dog park climbing all over us. Our rickety ole Lady made it about 3/4 of the way up before we realized the worry of the perils driving down after A 12 mile hike is unbearable. We made it down, and were very confused, but all the four wheelers cleared some of that up for us at the bottom😅😂
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

First this trail can be easily handled by any vehicle with some extra ground clearance. 4 wheel not need. Now for the rest. The trail is VERY overgrown.You will get pin striping. Large trucks need not apply. There are also lots of sections with narrow road and steep drop offs, so if you dont like shelf roads, you will probably not like this one. In addition, since the trail is narrow, if you run into an oncoming vehicle someone is going to do a lot of backup up. Turn around areas are there, but very spaced. It wouldn't be easy. Also, with the overgrowth, there really only 2 places with veiws to the sound now. I would not really recommend this trail. There should be better ones around.
Status: Open
Visited: 07/04/2021

Easy trail for sure. A bit overgrown, get ready for pinstripes. A tree down near 9.1 mi in prevents completion and has you backing down a ways.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/07/2021

I decided to check this trail out after a work day up in Port Angeles, the trail was very relaxing and easy. got up in elevation and caught some nice views of the Straight, waterfall scenery. I think i was around 3/4 of the way up and the tree fall blocked off the rest to the top. Despite the tree fall, it was still a nice ride. Hopefully it'll get cleared soon.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/14/2019

A very nice trail for a Sunday drive - great scenery and not challenging.
Trail Review: Sadie Creek - Forest Service Road 3040 - 3068 - Richard Goins
Trail Review: Sadie Creek - Forest Service Road 3040 - 3068 - Richard Goins

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