Walker Valley / BR-16

Mount Vernon, Washington (Skagit County)

Last Updated: 09/11/2020
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 1.45 miles
Highest Elevation: 1389 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Mount Vernon
Nearest Town w/ Services: Mount Vernon
Official Road Name: BR-16
Management Agency: Department of Natural Resources, Walker Valley Forest
District: Darrington Ranger District


Highlight: Walker Valley / BR-16
BR-16 is a service road on the south side of the Walker Valley ORV Park. The trail is a dirt road that can be muddy and has many potholes. It can be a busy place, and while there is ample room, be mindful of other drivers around you. The trail as a whole is fairly easy and could be accomplished by almost any vehicle, but it can only be accessed after completing the gatekeeper on WV-22 and completing EZ-Valley Connector. After departing from EZ-Valley Connector, this trail gives you access to Ridge Ram and ends at the intersection with BR-ML, giving you further access to the trails within the park. Walker Valley ORV is comprised of 3,200 acres, with twelve 4X4 trails, and many more ATV and dirt bike trails. The trails offer many challenges like rocks, roots, and ruts. These obstacles will change from season to season, with the addition of snow and rain, which can also produce large puddles and muddy stretches. From the mild to wild, Walker Valley ORV provides something for everyone.


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Trailhead of BR-16.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Mount Vernon, Washington

Begin on Peter Burns Road. Turn left at Waypoint 8 of Peter Burns Road for WV-22. Turn right at Waypoint 5 of WV-22 for EZ-Valley Connector Road. Turn right at Waypoint 4 or continue straight at Waypoint 7 of EZ-Valley Connector to begin BR-16.



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Jasmine & Jon Hughes

Mapping Crew - Washington

Centered in the pinnacle of the Pacific NW and growing up cruising around the small town of Quilcene, Jasmine grew with a fascination and passion for outdoors and travel, many of those adventures fueled by the family's 1998 Jeep Cherokee. Years later, photography grew as a way to capture and share the adventures being had. After a road trip from Seattle to San Diego in a 1996 Jetta, a 4WD truck would be the next step in going further in photographing the wild places of the West. In December of 2016, a manual 1989 Toyota Pickup was purchased and those dreams would continue to flourish. Jon grew up in a small Wisconsin town. In 2004, his parents decided to purchase a new Jeep LJ. They picked the LJ because of the additional room, as it would be used for a road trip to Florida. After joining the navy, the family Jeep followed Jon down to Georgia and became his own. It took him to Virginia, and then Washington. It wasn't until Washington that things started to happen for Jon and his Jeep. Jasmine, now his wife, got him more interested in hiking, and ultimately overlanding. Over time, Jon and Jasmine realized that they wanted to use the Jeep to tackle harder trails, and spend weekends in ORV parks. It was through this decision that the mostly stock Jeep received a refreshing upgrade after 15 years of driving. Jon usually drives the Jeep when the trail is in question, and to allow Jasmine to document the trails. Currently, Jon has been in 26 states with the Jeep, via family trips and his time in the navy. Jon hopes to travel to every state with his Jeep, including Alaska and Hawaii.
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