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Dying to ride! All the Washington trails I usually ride are closed or snowed in.

How is Tillamook right now? Which would be best, Diamond Mill, Jordan Creek, Browns Camp, or The Trask?

Thanks for your guidance!

-R

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I'm in southern Washington, 15 mins from Portland. Willing to drive 1.5-2hrs max.

You can get to Tahuya in about that time. Plot a map from your house to Belfair WA. You'll want to cut left at Olympia. 

 

Sounds like you've never been there. Here is a brief description for you;

 

  • Lots of double track
  • Fair amount of single track, you need to seek it out, easy to get lost
  • Easy to get found, and lost everywhere there
  • Great place to practice your navigational skills
  • Decent cell coverage/gps
  • Several staging areas with bathrooms
  • Decent food nearby, lodging too if you are inclined to make it a two day event
  • Fire pits in staging area with picnic tables
  • 170 miles of trails
  • Elevation pretty constant at 500 feet
  • Fairly popular, easy to find a "new friend" to ride with
  • Scenic
  • Beginner to intermediate terrain
  • Lots of trees, gravel, dirt, roots and tons of puddles
  • Be prepared to get incredibly wet and dirty
  • You need a discover pass
  • Open year round

There is a thread called "Tahuya Rain" that you might take a look at, and post on if you're looking for some riding company.

 

Hope that helps! 

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You can get to Tahuya in about that time. Plot a map from your house to Belfair WA. You'll want to cut left at Olympia. 

 

Sounds like you've never been there. Here is a brief description for you;

 

  • Lots of double track
  • Fair amount of single track, you need to seek it out, easy to get lost
  • Easy to get found, and lost everywhere there
  • Great place to practice your navigational skills
  • Decent cell coverage/gps
  • Several staging areas with bathrooms
  • Decent food nearby, lodging too if you are inclined to make it a two day event
  • Fire pits in staging area with picnic tables
  • 170 miles of trails
  • Elevation pretty constant at 500 feet
  • Fairly popular, easy to find a "new friend" to ride with
  • Scenic
  • Beginner to intermediate terrain
  • Lots of trees, gravel, dirt, roots and tons of puddles
  • Be prepared to get incredibly wet and dirty
  • You need a discover pass
  • Open year round

There is a thread called "Tahuya Rain" that you might take a look at, and post on if you're looking for some riding company.

 

Hope that helps! 

2:45 from the Couve' to Tahuya. 3 hours to the perfect soil of Millican.

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2:45 from the Couve' to Tahuya. 3 hours to the perfect soil of Millican.

 

going to need a Millican run this spring.....big fire, etc

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going to need a Millican run this spring.....big fire, etc

Hey, I'm dying to check out the Bend area.

 

Tell me more, what is it like there?

 

Drove through the area fall of 2014, knew I'd want to come back for recreation. I'm thinking two sporting it, ski/bike? Early April any good? 

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Last Saturday at 4 corners, south of Prineville, the riding was so-so. Lots of puddles in the trails, lots of frozen ground keeping the puddles from dissipating. We were rained on until the afternoon. Lots of greasy spots from the thawing surface. I don't believe I ever held the throttle wide open.

Best part of the ride was bouncing off rocks, checking out my new bike/suspension setup( 2016 ktm 450sxf). We got in a 1 1/2 hr ride before my 11 year old called it quits from the wet & cold.

Report from a friend Sunday was more of the same.

Untill it warms up enough for the frozen ground to thaw and absorb the water , there will be lots of puddles.

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Hey, I'm dying to check out the Bend area.

 

Tell me more, what is it like there?

 

Drove through the area fall of 2014, knew I'd want to come back for recreation. I'm thinking two sporting it, ski/bike? Early April any good? 

 

Somewhat of a guilty pleasure. Faster, wider, groomed trails, lesser ground cover.  We get going so fast in those woods it shouldn't be legal(heck, might not be).  That said, I avoid the weekends or any time there's a lot of people out there, and only go once or twice a year.  Penalty for failure can be ugly. Looked at my speedo after a spirited run and it said top speed 84mph.

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Hey, I'm dying to check out the Bend area.

 

Tell me more, what is it like there?

 

Drove through the area fall of 2014, knew I'd want to come back for recreation. I'm thinking two sporting it, ski/bike? Early April any good? 

 

EFR near Bend is awesome. high speed, groomed banked turns all over the place. Well marked trails, 324 miles of 'em......definitely a yearly pilgramage.

 

Joe

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Sounds awesome. Up here things are kind of tight and technical. While that is nice, opening it up sounds fun. I also like the dunes in that way for the change of pace. I will hit Bend this spring!

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Sounds awesome. Up here things are kind of tight and technical. While that is nice, opening it up sounds fun. I also like the dunes in that way for the change of pace. I will hit Bend this spring!

Gotta polish that bore somehow 🙂

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I was liiking to head to tillamook this weekend. I cant take it anymore. Need to get some riding in

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