One of Washington State’s Best Places for Off-Roading
Walker Valley Off-Road Vehicle Area is located a little under an hour and a half north of Seattle, Washington, nearby Mount Vernon, Washington. Walker Valley Off-Road Vehicle Area is open year round and has over 30 miles of trails. It’s located in the Cascade mountains and offers single track and 4x4 trails which range from beginner to expert. The majority of the trails are for more experienced off-roaders since they are full of roots, rocks, and ruts.
Hours of Operation
Walker Valley Off-Road Vehicle Area is open year round, but can close due to bad weather or during fire season. The facility does not currently allow night-riding.
To get to Walker Valley Off-Road Vehicle Area follow the directions below:
• Take exit 227 off of I-5
• Go east on SR-538 for 3.6 miles
• Turn right onto SR-9 and go 3.8 miles
• Turn left onto Walker Valley Road and go 2.2 miles
• Turn right onto Peter Burns Road and go 1.3 miles
If you prefer to use a mapping program to navigate to Walker Valley Off-Road Vehicle Area, click here.
Most types of off-road vehicle are permitted at Walker Valley Off-Road Vehicle Area and include:
Mountain bikers, horseback riders, and even the occasional hiker can be spotted as well.
Vehicle Restrictions & Guidelines
The facility does not have any vehicle width restrictions, but does limit noise to 105 dB. You are required to have a spark arrestor on all vehicles. Helmets are required where appropriate.
Walker Valley Off-Road Vehicle Area has is located in the Cascade mountains, so expect lots of elevation changes. The area is forested, but due to logging in recent years there are many excellent overlooks throughout the area. The trails are well maintained and marked. You’ll find some mud and water crossings, but not many hazards.
In addition to the 36 miles of ATV trails, there are about 10 miles of 4x4 trails and a separate area called the play pit.
Click here to see a trail map for Walker Valley Off-Road Vehicle Area.
Costs and Permits
You can purchase either a one day pass or an annual pass through the Discover Pass since it is part of the Washington State Parks. A day pass is required for all street legal vehicles and costs $11.50 and annual pass is good for the year and costs $35. Those can be purchased online or at a nearby store.
Walker Valley doesn’t have much to offer in the way of amenities onsite and or nearby. Make sure to stock up on fuel and water before you reach the area. There is no running water, except a creek. The staging area has two toilets, but that’s about it. Some camping is allowed at the staging area, but space is limited.
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