Tahuya State Forest

Belfair, Washington 98528

Tahuya State Forest

Tahuya State Forest Professional Review and Guide

"Tahuya is filled with more than 200 miles of singletrack trails. Mission Creek (the main trail) twists and turns over roots, whoop-de-dos, slow, sandy, pebbly sections, and through puddles deep enough to be named as lakes. Managed by the Department of Natural Resources, the trails are open to everyone... including ORVs. In fact, the area is extremely popular with them. The best plan is to ride the area during the week or early in the morning to avoid the noise and air pollution the ORVs create.

Located on the southeast tip of the Kitsap Peninsula, Tahuya Forest lacks any serious elevation gain, and topography rolls up and down through new-growth forest and an ever-changing number of clearcuts. While the trails are not pretty, they do provide clear views to the Olympic Mountains, which rise as high as 8,000 feet above sea level. And with more than 200 miles of trails, there are more possible routes in the area than Boeing has employees living and working in the Puget Sound area. Trail surface: Singletrack that is scattered with puddles even after mild rains; sand-and-dirt mix in some areas, loose rock in others."

Tahuya State Forest Reviews

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There is a lot to ride out here, but the riding is not all that great. The trails are multi use, expect to meet many dirt bike and atv riders. The trail surface is what keeps these trails from being better. In many place there is nothing more than fist size and smaller rocks beneath your tires, which makes for a slow and difficult ride. I am a fan of fast trails with lots of flow. That is not what this offers.

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
2 to 3 hours
Year-round, but probably unridable November to May
Washington State Forest
Local Contacts
Washington Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Lake Wooten
Local Maps

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Jul 2018