Additional Trail Information - Compiled by Pierce County Chapter - BCHW
Please check with local agencies regarding trail conditions and access. Areas may have restrictions or require permits.
Andrews Creek - Pasayten Wilderness - Leads to Spanish Camp and very popular camping areas. Trails in are maintained, primitive camping.
Billy Goat Switch - Pasayten Wilderness - 27 miles to the Canadian border without mountain passes. Not a good day ride area. Main trails are maintained and generally safe. Very scenic with various trail connections that may not be maintained, primitive camping areas.
Buck Creek - Camp site of hwy 410 near Crystal Mountain. Campground is adjacent to Evergreen Air Field. A trail to the west is a perimeter trail, mostly on the flat. The main trail to the west is commonly called Sun Top. On the trail route is a walk trail to the falls. This trail is an access to Ranger Creek Trail, White River Trail and leads to Deep Creek Trail with access on these eastern trails to Corral pass. Meridian Riding Club does a ride there annually. (USFS)
Buck Meadows - Riders camp allows horses and motorized cycles. About 15 miles out of Thorp. (USFS)
Burke Lake - Burke Lake is one of the ancient lakes that makes up the Quincy Wildlife Recreational Area. It offers camping and access to the Columbia River and amazing geographical formations. Popular destination in April before the snakes appear. Horse camps are restricted to designated areas. The trails are rocky and stock requires shoeing. These trails access the Ancient Lakes Basin, the Columbia River and interior trails with views. Fishing is good in most lakes. Discover Pass is required. (WDFW)
Capitol Forest - South side of this area is hikers and equine use. The north side also allows for motorized use. There are designated hiker/horse and multi-use trails. Good camping areas. Discover Pass required. (DNR)
Cody Horse Camp - Horse camp located in the Mt. Adams area. Popular in late July and August after snow recedes.
Conrad Meadows - Off of Hwy 12, 14 miles south of Rimrock Lake. The area is alternately in private ownership, USFS ownership and wilderness designation. Excellent camping area, vault toilet, stock water, no potable water. Excellent meadow and trails. More demanding trails available. Excellent fishing in high mountain lakes.
Cougar Mountain - One of the Issaquah Alps located near Issaquah, WA. Excellent well-maintained trail system. (King County Parks)
Crystal Mountain - Camping at Sand Flats, Half Camp or lower parking lot available. Stock water available, no potable water. Vault toilets at Sand Flats and Half Camp. Advanced riding except for Bullion Basin, which is basic skill level.
Danville-Georgetown - Trail system in Covington, WA maintained by Tahoma Chapter BCHW members (King County, WA). 70 miles of trails.
DeRoux Camp - Located in the Cle Elum/Teanaway area. Limited number of camping spaces. Union Creek Trail is dangerous and not recommended. Other trails in this trail system are good and connected to other destinations. (USFS)
Elbe Hills/Sahara Camp/Nicholson Trail System - Trail system located east of Elbe, WA, before access to Mt. Rainier. Bridges and small water fords in many trails. Good training area for stock and riders. Many well identified trail choices and length of distance. Good horse camping. Riding is in foothills. ADA trails, mounting ramp, and toilet facility. This system was a primary development of the Pierce County Chapter- BCHW. (DNR)
Fall City/Tokul Trails - Near Fall City, WA, adjacent to Snoqualmie Trail (King County), which is a converted railroad grade. Popular riding area until 2012 when Hancock Timber started charging for access. (Tokul is private timber land). Recent logging activity in the area.
Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) - Requires a pass issued by Range Central, free of charge. Day riding only. Requires a call in to Range Control for areas open to ride before accessing those areas. Very basic riding areas.
Government Meadows - Entrance to the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail). Road access on FS70 road off Highway 410. US Forest Service Pass required. Northbound is not wilderness in large part. Southbound is wilderness area requiring Weed-Seed Free feed or native grazing. The camp has highlines and a vault toilet. The camp has no stock or potable water. Stock water is available at the Government Meadows Cabin (3/4 mile away) or back down access road (1/2 mile). The trails are suited for most stock and riders.
Green Mountain - Discover Pass required. DNR. This area is a multi-use area and has a good horse camp available by appointment.
Haney Meadows - USFS Pass required. This trail system was one of the first areas developed by BCHW and historically has had annual statewide work parties. This area is accessed by a steep grade road. Horse Camp and trail system off Blewett Pass. Dramatic Ponderosa Pines and tranquil meadows (USFS)
Horseshoe Lake - Eastern access to this area with similar characteristics to other access points. Primitive camping.
Joe Watt Canyon/LT Murray - Camp site and trail system near Thorp, WA with good early season riding (WDFW). Stock water on site.
Indian Camp - Camp site near Cle Elum on the Teanaway River. Riding is mostly old logging roads and trails. Popular because it is close. Beautiful fall riding when the leaves turn. (DNR)
Kalama Horse Camp - Horse camp located in the south Mt. St. Helen's area. Provides access to the lava flows and is first-class horse camp that is accessed by paved road. (USFS site fees may apply)
Keenes Horse Camp - Horse camp located on the western flanks of Mt. Adams. Very popular August destination. (USFS fee may apply)
Middle Fork-Snoqualmie - Road and trail on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River outside of North Bend. Overnight camping, swing bridges at start of trail (USFS).
Mill Pond/Mt. Baldy - Area located just east of Enumclaw, WA on Hwy 410. Popular riding area until 2012 when Hancock Timber started charging for access. Parking area off Hwy 410 no longer accessible.
Mt. Adams - Usually references to Keenes Horse Camp. There is also Mt. Adams Horse Camp. (USFS)
Mud Mountain Dam - Trails located east of Enumclaw on Hwy 410. Pass required. Check with local agency if area is open.
Nile - Sawmill Flats - Named after the Nile Road, off Hwy 410. East of the pass, west of Hwy 12 junction. Primitive horse camping with lots of logging roads and trails. Ability ranges from novice to advanced riding. Popular area for endurance riders and prize rides. (USFS)
Nisqually/Mashel WA State Park - Park off Hwy 7 at Eatonville Cutoff. Good trail for year-round riding.
Pack Forest - University of Washington owned. BCH PCC developed and maintained. Most of the trails are off Hwy 7, just out of Eatonville.
Pasayten Wilderness - Major trail system, wilderness area in North Cascades. Popular place to pack-in. No Day Ride areas. (USFS)
Robinson Canyon/LT Murray - Camp site and trail system near Thorp. Good early season riding. (WDFW/DNR).
Sand Flats - Horse Camp at Crystal Mountain. Access to great high mountain riding, pretty close to home. Stock water, vault toilet, no potable water. Limited number of camping spaces. Weed-seed free feed required, as well as NW Forest Pass. High percentage of experienced/advanced riding. (USFS).
Squak Mountain - One of the Issaquah Alps located near Issaquah, WA. State Park with a short, steep horse trail. (DNR).
Tahuya River Horse Camp - DNR multi-use area. Easy riding with access to lake swimming. Day riding or overnight camping by reservation. Access through Belfair on the peninsula. Discover Pass required.
Taylor Mountain - One of the Issaquah Alps located near Issaquah, WA. (King County Parks) Good training area for stock and rider and plans to connect to North Bend area. Ample parking available.
Tiger Mountain - One of the Issaquah Alps located near Issaquah, WA. Managed State Forest. Discover Pass required. Limited trails open to stock. (DNR)
Wenas / BBQ Flats / Cascade Horse Camp on Audubon Rd. - Area northwest of Naches. This area ranges up to the top of Clemmons mountains and further west, as well as areas north. Many types of wildlife can be seen, including elk herds and deer. Early access could find sheds and winter kill elk ivory. Great camping and cross-country riding. No fires after April 15th, without a permit. Stock water available in early season. No potable water. Vault toilet available. Discover Pass required. (DNR)