Walker Valley / First Timer

Mount Vernon, Washington (Skagit County)

Last Updated: 09/11/2020
4 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Highlight: Walker Valley / First Timer
Rock crawling can be intimidating, especially for beginners. Thankfully, First Timer is here to ease your concerns. This route bypasses the hardest obstacle of Humps and Bumps as well as the challenges of the nearby Skills Area of the park. The trail also connects both the top and bottom of Rock On, making a small loop that can be run several times over. There’s no shame in taking the easier line; all wheelers start somewhere. It’s better to leave the park wanting to come back for more than to limp away from a stressful day. Walker Valley ORV is comprised of 3,200 acres, with twelve 4X4 trails, and several 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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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead to First Timer is found off of Waypoint 6 of Humps and Bumps. The signs are misleading, stating that it is still Humps and Bumps, but it is indicated on the map of the ORV park to be First Timer. At the trailhead, do not turn right onto Rock On, as that is a much more difficult trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Mount Vernon

Enter Walker Valley ORV park on Peter Burns Road. At Waypoint 8, turn onto WV-22 and proceed through the gatekeeper. Follow WV-22 to Waypoint 5, and turn onto EZ-Valley Connector. Follow EZ-Valley Connector until its end, as it meets with BR-16. Follow BR-16 until its end as it meets with BR-ML, and turn left. Follow BR-ML for 2.25 miles, and turn left onto BR-38. Stay on BR-38 for 0.5 miles and turn right onto Humps and Bumps. Follow Humps and Bumps to Waypoint 6; trailhead will be on the right.

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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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