Walker Valley/Cavanaugh Loop

Mount Vernon, Washington

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If you can’t find singletrack to ride in Walker Valley, you’re just not looking! Miles of trails meander through more than 10, 000 acres of this DNR land, an area also popular with the ORV (off-road vehicle) crowd. The loop described here is a moderate ride consisting of a short road climb and a rolling attack on the forest; the trails are semi-technical and can be muddy and wet. There are a number of loop variations, and the trails are marked at most intersections. Some local mountain bikers call Walker Valley the Capitol State Forest of northern Washington because its trails and the conditions are similar to those found farther south in Olympia.
Mountain Biking Washington

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Mountain Biking Washington

by Amy & Mark Poffenbarger (Falcon Guides)

If you can’t find singletrack to ride in Walker Valley, you’re just not looking! Miles of trails meander through more than 10, 000 acres of this DNR land, an area also popular with the ORV (off-road vehicle) crowd.

The loop described here is a moderate ride consisting of a short road climb and a rolling attack on the forest; the trails are semi-technical and can be muddy and wet. There are a number of loop variations, and the trails are marked at most intersections. Some local mountain bikers call Walker Valley the Capitol State Forest of northern Washington because its trails and the conditions are similar to those found farther south in Olympia.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Mount Vernon
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Year-round, but best in dry summer weather
Trailhead Elevation: 500 feet
Top Elevation: 1,400 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Department of Natural Resources
Local Maps: USGS McMurray, Sedro Woolley South
Driving Directions: Directions to Walker Valley/Cavanaugh Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

7/18/2009
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This is the same as Walker Valley. Wide grooved out trails for ORV's or ATV's. Not good for biking. Couldn't find Walker Valley trail so our trip was cut short.



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Apr 2018