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Tahuya State Forest Trail System

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Alt Names

Mission Creek, Stoffer Trail, Northwest Trail, Jones Road, Goat Ranch Pond, Long Marsh, Elfendahl Pass Road, Little Tahuya Creek, Camp Spillman, Kamenga Canyon, Tahuya River Horse Camp, Kamenga Bridge, Suckell Pond, Twin Lakes, Collins Lake, Erdman Lake, Haven Lake, Wooten Lake, Sand Hill Pit, Scarification Pond, Dewatto River, South Puget Sound Region, Tahuya State 4x4 Park, Mission Creek ATV Trails

Last Known StatusOpen

Open year-round, this state forest offers about 170 miles of multiple-use deep woods trails and a large gravel/play pit. The trails can get dusty during summer months but offer great riding during the rainy season. Riders should note that most of the trails are limited to machines that are 48" or less in width but larger vehicles are permitted on the 4x4 trail and gravel play area. (This area is a HUGE and a Rino or Chatterbox is recommended.)

The forest has several primitive campgrounds to choose from with access to beginner friendly trails. Reservations are no longer required at Tahuya River Horse Camp but there are designated non-motorized only weekends so call first before heading out.

Visitors should note that a Washington Discover Pass is now required prior to entry which can be purchased online, at nearby vendors, or over the phone.

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Nearest CityBelfair, WA
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Olympia, WA
1) Take US-101 north 17 miles to exit for SR-3
2) Turn right (north) on SR-3, continue 2.6 miles
3) Turn right (east) on Railroad Avenue, continue 1 block
4) Turn left (north) on Front Street, continue .2 miles
5) Turn right (east) on Pine Street/SR-3, continue 23.4 miles
6) Turn left (north) on Old Belfair Hwy., continue .2 miles
7) Turn left (west) on SR-300, continue 3.1 miles
8) Turn right (north) on Belfair Tahuya Road, continue 1.1 miles
9) Staging area is on the right.


AreaTrail, Gravel Pit
LandState Forest


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)


Approx Size23,000 acres (36 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail170
Climate TypeForest
Elevation250 to 500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Somedusty during summer months
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has few sand or gravel pits.Fewthick gravel at Sand Hill Pit
Single TrackThis state forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis state forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe state forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis state forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Littlecampgrounds are close to beginner friendly trails
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


Permit RequiredYesWA ORV Tab and Washington Discover Pass**
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (105 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (48 inches)has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areas(maximum width 48 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome Areas(maximum width 48 inches)
permitted in sand pit play area and 4x4 trail
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted in sand pit play area and 4x4 trail
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas(maximum width 48 inches)
permitted in sand pit play area and 4x4 trail
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
camping is not permitted in the day use areas
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.
Comment**A Discover Pass is not required on any vehicle with a current ORV permit/tab but is required for the street-legal vehicle that is used to transport the ORV. If using a trailer an additional pass is not required.


CommentAnnual Pass - $35, daily pass - $11.50


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Harrison Medical Center (360) 744-3911
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)Belfair Grocery (360) 275-2754
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)Belfair Grocery (360) 275-2754
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SE)Belfair State Park (888) 226-7688
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SE)Belfair State Park (888) 226-7688
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SE)Belfair State Park (888) 226-7688
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)Safeway (360) 275-0922
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (SE)Belfair State Park (888) 226-7688
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteMission Creek, Tahura River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Summertide Resort and Marina (360) 275-9313


Contact InfoWashington DNR - South Puget Sound Region Office
950 Farman Avenue N
Enumclaw, WA 98022
(360) 825-1631
CommentPress #5 and #1 for trail updates.
Contact InfoWashington State Department of Licensing
(360) 902-3770
CommentWA ORV Tab Info
Contact InfoWashington Discover Pass
(866) 320-9933


Tahuya State Forest Trail Photo

Tahuya State Forest Trail System

Photo Submitted 5/26/2012 (Thanks!)

Tahuya State Forest Trail Photo

Small group of ATV riders at gravel pit.

Photo Submitted 10/16/2013 (Thanks!)

Tahuya State Forest Trail Photo

Box trailer with white pickup truck and four dirt bikes at staging area.

Photo Submitted 10/16/2013 (Thanks!)

Tahuya State Forest Trail Photo

Two men with three Honda dirt bikes and other trucks parked in staging area.

Photo Submitted 10/16/2013 (Thanks!)

Tahuya State Forest Trail Photo

Gravel play area.

Photo Submitted 5/16/2013 (Thanks!)

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