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One of my favorite day trips from Seattle is Tahuya ORV.  Its ease of access from Seattle and lots of challenging options make it a reliable 1/2-1 day trip.  It can get pretty busy on the weekends, so we prefer to squeeze in our visit week days.

 

Here is a link to the DNR Trail map: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/eng_tahuya_both.pdf

Here is a link to GPS Maps which include the Trails  http://www.switchbacks.com/nwtrails/

 

It is just SW of Belfair, WA.  From Seattle you have a few easy options.  If you time traffic right, you can just ride via the Tacoma Narrows bridge West which has no west bound charges.  Or beat traffic by taking the Bremerton or Fauntleroy-Southworth Ferry. It is about a 20 min ride from Bremerton and a 30 min ride from Southworth.  For those of us that sneak away during the work week you can grab lunch on the ferry.

 

There is a good variety of terrain suitable for adventure sized bikes.  There are primary and secondary forest service roads which are easy grated gravel with some occasional deep gravel where the trails/roads merge.  A 4x4 truck trail which is pretty wide.  There are some deep puddles here which you will want be careful of if there was rain recently.  Our personal favorites are the many two track trunk trails which are wide enough for 4wheelers.   We have found some of them to be quite challenging but are all doable.  There are some deeper puddles, slick up/downs (when wet), small loose/deep rock sections, and you will find some tight banked turns.  All are can cause problems, but all can be a blast to ride as well.  There is also some single track which we typically avoid on the big bikes.

 

Due to the challenging terrain I would highly recommend only going with a buddy or two.  Cell phone reception is available but spotty.

 

Here are some videos which I haven't properly edited down for proper display.  But will allow you to get an idea of terrain.  As time permits I will properly edit videos and correct the links once on youtube.

 

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=A3C1CE871B466189!3071&authkey=!ABhfatak_XPqt5o&ithint=video%2cmp4

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=A3C1CE871B466189!2470&authkey=!ALGBcaOXHB38lH0&ithint=video%2cmp4

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One of my favorite day trips from Seattle is Tahuya ORV.  Its ease of access from Seattle and lots of challenging options make it a reliable 1/2-1 day trip.  It can get pretty busy on the weekends, so we prefer to squeeze in our visit week days.

 

Here is a link to the DNR Trail map: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/eng_tahuya_both.pdf

Here is a link to GPS Maps which include the Trails  http://www.switchbacks.com/nwtrails/

 

It is just SW of Belfair, WA.  From Seattle you have a few easy options.  If you time traffic right, you can just ride via the Tacoma Narrows bridge West which has no west bound charges.  Or beat traffic by taking the Bremerton or Fauntleroy-Southworth Ferry. It is about a 20 min ride from Bremerton and a 30 min ride from Southworth.  For those of us that sneak away during the work week you can grab lunch on the ferry.  If you take the Fauntlerory-Southworth ferry home there is a self service cash wash you can stop at for a rinse.

 

There is a good variety of terrain suitable for adventure sized bikes.  There are primary and secondary forest service roads which are easy grated gravel with some occasional deep gravel where the trails/roads merge.  A 4x4 truck trail which is pretty wide.  There are some deep puddles here which you will want be careful of if there was rain recently.  Our personal favorites are the many two track trunk trails which are wide enough for 4wheelers.   We have found some of them to be quite challenging but are all doable.  There are some deeper puddles, slick up/downs (when wet), small loose/deep rock sections, and you will find some tight banked turns.  All are can cause problems, but all can be a blast to ride as well.  There is also a lot of single track (mapped and unmapped) which we typically avoid on the big bikes.

 

Due to the challenging terrain I would highly recommend only going with a buddy or two.  Cell phone reception is available but very spotty.

 

Updated Videos:

http://youtu.be/-iPHH_La3D4

http://youtu.be/HepJb2mb5dI

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