Walker Valley / Timber Tamer

Mount Vernon, Washington (Skagit County)

Last Updated: 09/11/2020
4 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 0.73 miles
Highest Elevation: 1153 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Mount Vernon
Nearest Town w/ Services: Mount Vernon
Official Road Name: Timber Tamer
Management Agency: Department of Natural Resources, Walker Valley Forest
District: Darrington Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Walker Valley / Timber Tamer
Located approximately 10 miles south-east of Mount Vernon, Washington, Timber Tamer is the first of twelve 4X4 trails located in the Walker Valley ORV Park. Despite its short length, it possesses many challenges, including a pair of rock gardens in the upper portion, a large rock obstacle in the middle, and muddy ruts below. Choosing the right line will be critical in preventing you from slamming on your differential, and rain will add another layer of challenge, making it much harder to keep from sliding. Heavily modified vehicles will have a great time testing their skills on the rocks, while more lightly modified vehicles will want to go in a group or stick to the lower section. This trail will change from season to season, with the addition of snow and rain. From the mild to wild, Walker Valley ORV provides something for everyone.

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Waypoints

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Trailhead of Timber Tamer.

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. Trailhead at Waypoint 4 of WV-22.

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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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