Elbe Hills OHV - Sunrise Trail

Elbe, Washington (Pierce County)

Last Updated: 03/11/2019
4.5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Highlight: Elbe Hills OHV - Sunrise Trail
Sunrise trail should always be on your "first to do" list when in the Elbe Hills trail system; it starts out with a couple of technical turns bringing you into a long rocky hill climb. A well built rig can negotiate most of this trail in 4HI, versus a stock rig would want to use low range. It is a great run to get you and your rig warmed up for a day on Elbe's trails. It can be very tight as with all of Elbe's trails, but I have witnessed a military spec Hummer on this trail before. Rocks are very sharp throughout the area and this trail is no exception, airing down to at least 15 psi is highly recommended, this will ensure your sidewalls are a little more forgiving. There are a couple narrow bridges to be wary of, local clubs keep them in decent shape, but simple slips off the edge have proven to end in rollovers.

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( DIFFICULT - SEVERE )

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Waypoints

1. Sunrise entrance (0 mi)
The entrance to Sunrise is about 100 meters from the parking lot. As you head away from the staging area, the trail will be well marked on the right side of the 9 Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Elbe, WA

Start at Elbe. Go east on SR-706 for 6 miles. Turn left on 278 Street East, also known as 92 Access Road/SF 1142/Stoner Road. Continue 3.7 miles and then bear left at information signs into trailhead and campground area.

Camping

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Trail Reviews (3)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Look for a spot that I can get my 6 year old experience on his quad. Is there any place here where he can learn how to handle without going on a whole loop? Thanks, Tommy
–Tommy Reynolds (01/02/2019)
–Luke Myers (01/02/2019)

Writer Information

Luke Myers

Mapping Crew - Washington

Luke is originally from rural Minnesota, after high school he joined the Army and traveled the world over his 20 year career. His final stop, and where he ended his military career was Washington state. He retired from the Army in 2011 and has been working as a Military Software systems consultant since that day. He has been into the off-road scene since he was 7 years old, when his dad bought him a 3-wheeler and he built his first race-track in the pasture. Since those days he has had motorcycles, quads, go-karts, mini-bikes, trucks, 4 different kinds of Jeeps and an AMC Eagle (station wagon). His current "toy" is a 2008 Jeep Wrangler; Luke and his family enjoy exploring the world through the windshield view of that Jeep. Luke loves taking new people out on trails and takes pride in getting a newbie through a trail that is definitely more than they ever thought they could handle. His favorite type of trail is one that takes all day to go 5 miles and never stops challenging the driver.
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