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Off road trails near Tacoma, Washington - Jeep & 4x4 offroad trails

Want to go offroading near Tacoma, Washington?

Where2Wheel will help you find off road trails near you!  We only cover Jeep trails, 4x4 trails, truck trails, and OHV trails.  Keep reading and we will point out off road places near Tacoma, Washington.

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Alright, we are talking about off road trails near Tacoma, Washington.  Last Warning, the off road trails mentioned are Jeep trails and 4x4 trails large/wide enough to fit a passenger vehicle - no ATVs or dirtbikes talked about here. The first off road trail near Tacoma, WA is Elbe Hills ORV Area located 31 miles E of Tacoma for a drivetime of approximately forty five minutes. This trail system has about 8 miles of trails and was built by volunteers. The trails range from easy to moderate and to difficult. The individual trails include: The Busywild Trail (most difficult but can be negotiated by a stock 4x4); The Mainline Trail (crosses a lot of the other trails); The Alder Loop Trail; The Mainline Extension Trail; The Swamp Trail; The Gotcha Trail (one of the longer ones); and The Rainer Vista Trail (not as many challenges as the other trails). You can see what other wheelers are saying about Elbe Hills ORV Area and other trails by visiting the Where2Wheel trails map here.

The next offroad trail near Tacoma, WA is Tahuya State Forest located 49 miles NW of Tacoma for a drivetime of approximately one hour and ten minutes. Tahuya State Forest is a working forest that contains some private land. There is one designated 4X4 loop and many 2-track trails the are considered 2 way trails. Respect all signs and gates. Reminder, you can browse the offroad trails map anytime for free on Where2Wheel.  There is a good chance that since writing this article that new off road trails near Tacoma, WA have been added, so click here to view the W2W map and check the area for yourself.

The last offroad trail near Tacoma, WA is Evans Creek ORV Area located 40 miles NW of Tacoma for a drivetime of approximately one hour and nineteen minutes. With trails ranging from easy to most difficult, along with motorcycle, ATV, and off road vehicle accessibility, the park provides a little bit of something for everyone! A campground is additionally available for those who want to camp and even provides space for larger RVs. It is important to note that passes will be required for park entry. The trails are numbered and marked for difficulty as well as type of vehicle. Evans Creek offers plenty of challenge and lots of beautiful scenery, with viewpoints of Mount Rainier that are hard to beat. Due to the fact that the trails in Evans Creek are tight and twisty we would not recommend it for large rigs. Conditions at Evans Creek can vary widely with the weather and season. In winter the park can be closed due to snow and even into late June or early July the upper trails can still be impassible if snowfall was heavy enough. Don't forget to visit the Where2Wheel off road trails map to see all the off road trails near Tacoma, WA.  We also have a great community of offroaders on W2W, so be sure to check out the news feed and groups sections of Where2Wheel as well.

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Thanks for reading about some of the offroad trails near Tacoma, WA.  For more off road trail information you can visit Where2Wheel or check out our state blog where you can find offroad spots in the state of Washington as a whole.

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