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Evans Creek ORV Area

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Alt Names

Evans Creek, Carbon River Valley, Poch Peak, August Peak, Toimie Creek, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers about 45 miles of designated motorized trails. The trails range from easy and smooth single track to narrow and rugged 4x4 trails with off camber sections. There are several scenic viewpoints that provide excellent views of Mt. Rainier.

The trail system has a designated campground which has 23 sites, each with a picnic table and fire ring. There are no RV hookups but a water pump and vault toliet are provided. All sites are on a first come, first serve basis.

A Northwest Forest Pass is required to ride or camp at this location which can be purchased online. As of this writing, the pass can also be purchased on the way in at the Chevron Gas Station in Buckley.

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Nearest CityBuckley, WA
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From: Buckley, WA
1) Take SR-165 south 18 miles
2) Veer left on FS-7920, follow to Evans Creek Campground.


LandNational Forest


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


Approx Size6,400 acres (10 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail45
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2000 to 4500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly 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 little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Permit RequiredYesWA ORV Tab and Northwest Forest Pass or Day Pass
Dates OpenApril - December 15
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (105 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (72 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted(maximum width 72 inches)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.


ParkingYes ($5.00)
Tent: $5.00
RV: $5.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
CommentDay Pass Fee $5; Annual Pass - $30


First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (N)St. Elizabeth Hospital (360) 802-8800
Gasoline Gasoline20-30 Miles (N)Chevron/Burnett Grocery (360) 829-1932
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (N)Chevron/Burnett Grocery (360) 829-1932
Potable Water Water30+ Miles (S)Mounthaven Resort (360) 569-2594
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (S)Mounthaven Resort (360) 569-2594
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Buckley Eagles Club (360) 829-1151 or (360) 829-1387
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteEvans Creek Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)Wilkeson Grocery (360) 829-1727
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (NW)Lake Tapps County Park (253) 798-4176
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteEvans Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (NW)Lake Tapps County Park (253) 798-4176


Contact InfoMt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
902 SE North Bend Way, Bldg 1
North Bend, WA 98045
(360) 825-6585
(425) 888-1421
Contact InfoForest Service Recreation Pass Info
164 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104
(877) 874-6775
(800) 270-7504
Contact InfoWashington State Department of Licensing
(360) 902-3770
CommentWA ORV Tab Info


Evans Creek Trail Photo

Evans Creek ORV Area Trail

This area offers some fantastic views of Mount Rainier. Photo Submitted 4/22/2013 (Thanks!)

Evans Creek Trail Photo

Honda dual sport dirt bike with handle bar mirrors parked in the forest with Mt. Rainier in the background.

Mount Rainier can be seen from many angles throughout the area. Photo Submitted 8/22/2013 (Thanks!)

Evans Creek Trail Photo

Large gazebo with concrete pad and picnic tables surrounded by large rock boulders.

Evans Creek Campground has a large gazebo that is available on a first come, first serve basis. Local clubs and volunteers often use this spot to conduct meetings and trail maintenance projects. Photo Submitted 5/6/2016 (Thanks!)

Evans Creek Trail Photo

Jeep with a mesh top roof and mud tires stuck in deep snow drift.

Some trails can be snow covered well into late spring/early summer. Photo Submitted 5/6/2012 (Thanks!)

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