Elbe Hills OHV - Mainline Extension Trail

Elbe, Washington (Pierce County)

Last Updated: 03/11/2019
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 0.52 miles
Highest Elevation: 2450 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Elbe
Nearest Town w/ Services: Elbe
Official Road Name: SF 1142
Management Agency: Washington State Department of Natural Resources
District: Elbe Hills ORV - WA Department of Fish and Wildlife


Highlight: Elbe Hills OHV - Mainline Extension Trail
Mainline Extension is a relatively easy trail with the exception being if there is snow on the ground. The route you choose for this trail can best be determined by the level of experience in your group. Running it downhill is great for the novice and running it uphill proves to be a challenge for the intermediate driver. Any level of vehicle can navigate this trail with the proper selection of lines. Another great trail in the Elbe system for anyone looking to hone their skills.

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1. Mainline Extension Trailhead (0 mi)
A little over 2 miles from the campground on SF 1142 you will find a Y in the road, stay left and make your way past the intersection on the main road about an 1/8 of a mile. You will see an entrance on the right that breaks back into the woods, you will see the sign for the Gotcha Trail once you make the turn. One hundred feet inside the woods you will see the sign for the beginning of the Mainline Extension trail, to your left is the entrance to Gotcha.

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.



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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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