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Lower West Fork Teanaway

View from campground

Key Info

1-2 of 5 (technical difficulty)
2 of 5 (physical difficulty)
Road Grade, X-Country
NW Washington


60% single track
40% fire road
47.254167 lat.
-120.89333 long.


Most rides in this post start from the Teanaway Campground and are only a sample of the trail systems that are available. There is also several miles of logging road in various states of use for the non-singletrack users. The valley trails are the most beginner friendly and can be accessed by heading West (left) out of the campground and then going around the gate at the end of the pavement and looking for the trail in the field.

Camping is free and the DNR has recently (spring 2014) installed porta-potties which are serviced on a regular basis. There is no fresh water available at the campground, so bring your own. There are no designated campsites, it's first-come, first-served and you pretty much claim your space.  The campground is situated along the Teanaway River and there a serveral good swimming holes for a refreshing post-ride swim.  The Teanaway Outpost (small general store) is located just a couple miles from the campground making ot a great place to resupply.

Can be dusty and loose in mid-summer. There are areas of deep sand and areas of sandstone that you can ride on. Some of the trails are fairly rutted and beat from moto use, but those sweet gems of singletrack are out there if you know where to look. A few perennially-wet crossings in places. Trails cross smooth slickrock in spots. Spring will bring you wildflowers and September/October will bring cooler temperatures, firmer trails (from the rain) and fall colors!

Motos are not allowed in the W. Fork.  If you see them riding the roads or trails you can report this to the DNR as they actively enforce moto use.

This land was purchased by the State of Washington in October 2013 and is now known as the Teanaway Community Forest. More info here.