Beginner Offroad Trails Near Silverdale

Overlook of Seattle Campsite

This trail is hardly a trail and more of some backwoods exploring through an old logging and quarry site. The best part of this loop is the campsite is well worth the short trek. Due…
Total Miles
8.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Su

Hamma Hamma Trail with View of The Brothers

This is a non-technical drive through the forest up to a viewpoint overlooking the valley and The Brothers. Viewpoint has space for about 5 rigs to pull over and take a lunch break. There a…
Total Miles
13.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Olympic National Forest, Quilcene Range

This is a well maintained single lane gravel road that becomes pavement if continuing south further from the trail. It can be driven by any 2wd or 4wd vehicle. It offers a large climb and…
Total Miles
5.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Hamma Hamma Falls

Drive through the forest on a pavement/dirt road to Hamma Hamma Falls. You can take a walk down to the water and see the falls from up close. At the parking lot also is a…
Total Miles
6.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su

Rock Candy Mountain

This is an easy trail with plenty of scenic areas to pull off. This is the north side of Capitol State Forest. Logging is active during the week, and weekends will allow for through travel…
Total Miles
8.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Buck Ridge B Line Connector

100% gravel and dirt, this trail connects the Rock Candy Mountain area to the Capitol State Forest "A Line" road. Mostly Forest Service and logging roads, the trails are fairly easy to use. There are…
Total Miles
7.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

West Waddell Basin Trail

This is a great beginners' trail and still fun for novices. It follows a little bit of the creek and has a nice little spot to have a quick snack while sitting next to the…
Total Miles
8.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Capitol Forest Tour

This is an easy trail if you stay on the main tracks. Mostly gravel roads, with some parts asphalt mixed into odd places. There are plenty of places to venture off the main track and…
Total Miles
26.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Graves Creek Camp Trail

After passing a very inviting lake and community, expect a dusty dirt road with some winding turns and potholes in the road. Mostly one vehicle wide. No RV or trailers are allowed at the campground…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Capitol Forest South Trail

This trail is mostly a maintained road with gravel on top of dirt. There are narrow in most spots for one vehicle and side pull-offs, often for on coming vehicles. Roads are up and down…
Total Miles
4.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Wi / Sp

North fork road

This is a relatively easy trail. It consists of mostly compacted dirt with some loose gravel sections and a few concrete sections with bridges. This trail is good any time of year, but particularly beautiful…
Total Miles
14.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

E-line Capitol Trail

This is a dirt and gravel trail with multiple forks off this main route to explore. Along the way, there are many campsites with spectacular views. The trails are narrow in some spots, one vehicle…
Total Miles
2.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

East Creek Overlook

An easy out-and-back trail offering scenic views for any skill level, this path starts on FR74 and winds its way through aspen groves and moss-draped rainforest on an open and well-graded gravel road, before turning…
Total Miles
3.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Narnia

A gentle gravel trail leads off East Creek Overlook. This long winding path is gentle and there is always a place to avoid potholes. Drive through the green forest with lots of small animals. This…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Mine Creek Rd

Take some time to get away from the city and escape to the hills with this quick, rocky run. Stop for a picnic at Mine Creek, or take a shooting break in one of the…
Total Miles
3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Last Regrets Lane

This is the gentlest trail you will find at Elbe ORV Park. Long and flat it's a great access point for tow trucks. Elbe park is a destroyer of rigs. You will find lots of…
Total Miles
0.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Trail to Roll Cage Landslide Canyon

This long beautiful forested trail opens up to gorgeous mountain views. Rough unkept roads make good suspension worthwhile as the rocky road seems to become quite unpredictable. Sudden drops and obvious recent landslides make this…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Quarry Lake Viewpoint Road

This path is the furthest from the quarry fork. It leads to a beautiful land bridge overlooking both lakes. Dense forest trails are unmaintained causing the scraping of wider vehicles. The ground is sturdy and…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Lake Overlook Camp Out Road

This magnificent land bridge places this one-car wide lane delicately at the top of a very steep tall cliffside. The road is mostly clear of landslide debris but large rocks are not far off the…
Total Miles
1.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Deep Forest Trail

Thick overgrowth takes you through Gifford's Forest at a decent. Deep overgrowth makes for poor camping, but the intersection for roads at the Sothern end of the trail makes for a great quick campground. Enjoy…
Total Miles
0.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Garcia Road

This road accesses the Palouse to Cascades, or Iron Horse trail, as well as a number of other trailheads and forest service roads. While the main road is relatively tame, there is a small 4x4…
Total Miles
2.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

S. Skagit Hwy to Gee Point

The first 17 miles of this trail is ideal for beginners, due to its mellow, packed gravel roadway, 1.5-vehicle width, and few sections of potholes. Therefore, it can be run in any type of vehicle.…
Total Miles
25.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Wooded Forked Path

Gentle gravel trail. This long path is gentle but narrows in quite a few places. Drive through the green forest with lots of small animals. This road will take you deep into the Gifford Pinchot…
Total Miles
1.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

River Road

This beautiful forested road rides alongside the North Fork of Tilton River. Leading deeper into the forest. Gentle roads become rougher and more pitted the deeper you travel. Pull off on one of the many…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Weasel Spring Lane

Beautiful lush forest interrupted by logging fields. Lots of wildlife scamper around as you drive this easy-going un-kept logging road. Large open skies, deer, elk, and weasels make this area a joy to explore. Spring…
Total Miles
1.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Bridge Brook Drive

This long beautiful stretch is surrounded by a beautiful pasture that has consumed once logging land. Beautiful open skies and gently sloping hills are interrupted by a fairy tail-like tree cover housing a bridge that…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Tinkham Road (NF-55)

This road runs parallel to I-90 and can be entered from the East or West. You can hop back onto the interstate at either end making it a great side detour. While any 2 wheel…
Total Miles
5.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Mason Lake/Talapus Lake Trailhead

Easy trails right off Interstate 90! These trails cut through thick, beautiful forests and end at epic trailheads that take you into the SW corner of the Alpine Lake Wilderness Area. The trail is potholed…
Total Miles
6.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Middle Fork/Goldmeyer Rd

This road follows the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River up to the trailhead for Goldmyer hot springs (reservations are required and can be made online), Dingford Creek, and many more. The first half of…
Total Miles
5.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Riverside

Very easy gravel trail with one water crossing. This trail was washed out, but has since been repaired. Unmaintained in the winter. This trail follows the river for most of the trail. Nice place to…
Total Miles
6.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su