Pilchuck Tree Farm - TRAIL

Pilchuck Tree Farm - Trail, Arlington, Washington

lots of stuff. to much to list. you could ride here for hours without seeing the same thing twice. also great for groups with varying skill levels.

User Reviews (22)

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highcountry   Cross Country Rider [Apr 12, 2004]

If you enjoy using this trail system please be advised it is completely closed through May 1, 2004. This means the gates are closed and locked and signs are posted. I don't know the reason. I know they are actively logging in some areas. Just a reminder that the Victoria Tract of the Pilchuck Tree farm closes the trails every winter. You are only allowed to ride on the roads. I am a member of Backcountry Horsemen of Washington. One of our members lived adjacent to the tree farm for many years. He built a large portion of the trails near the Victoria Tract. If you enjoy those trails, remember to thank a horse rider. His last work party was two months before he passed away. He was in his late 70's. When was your last work party? If we all treat each other with respect, we will all be able to continue using this private resource.

Customer Service

None at this time because it's closed.

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5
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2
Neil   Cross Country Rider [Aug 03, 2003]

ALERT: This trail (as well as its cousin, the Armstrong Tract) is temporarily closed due to extreme fire hazard!!! Please respect the owner's wishes (this IS provate property) and stay away until we get some substantial rainfall. Thanks!!!

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3
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3
Bob   [Jul 08, 1999]

The Tree Farm is a good place to get your single track fix. Many loops here and it is hard to get lost. Nothing too technical but often muddy in sections. Definitely worth going to when in the area. Be nice to the Horse people as their organization owns the Tree Farm and they graciously let us use it.

Customer Service

Main gate entrance and ride everything posssible to get a workout.

Similar Products Used: Galbraith,etc. in Bellingham or keep going north to Canada.
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3
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Justin   [Jul 20, 1999]

Great single track and fire roads. VERY LOOSE dirt in dry conditions. Bring you bug spray!

Customer Service

First trail head that you come to.

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3
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Alex Johnson   [Feb 15, 2000]

I love the trails they were awesome unfourtuanly i've been there only once, but i plan on going like every day i can in the summer.i live about 3-4 miles away.the jumps are awesome i don't even pull up and i clear most of the doubles

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4
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mike   [Jun 16, 2000]

Watch for us hunters in fall hunting andif you go in the woods, and please wear brite orange!If a hunter see's any movement,they are pointing their gun that way.

Customer Service

I have walked all the trails in here because I hunt it every year. All main trails are connected to each other and are wide. Gates are unlocked during hunting season if you want to check it out

Similar Products Used: Don't go off any main trails because they dead ends. I have hunted this for the past 6 years so I know.
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Jeff   [Jul 07, 2000]

there is another tree farm not too far away. reallly good singletrack near the top. From Seattle go north on I-5 to the 300th street exit. turn right on 300th and go straight until it dead ends. park near dead end sign and have fun. if you explore around you might find the monument. its a big metal sculpture in the middle of nowhere.

Customer Service

i dont like this trail system. its ok but kind of flat. no climbs or long downhills.

Similar Products Used: see above
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3
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Neil   [Jul 31, 2000]

Only got to spend an hour or so, but will definitely be back. Met a couple of people on the trail who indicated this is actually the same trail system as the Arlington Tree Farm off 300th street (that's where they had put in). Wide variety of stuff, from rooty singletrack, to the afore-mentioned deep sand, to fire roads to nice packed singletrack. Even spooked a deer! Per earlier comments, if you're looking for brutal climbs and descents you won't find them, but if you like some smaller rollers this will satisfy you. Basically great beginner to intermediate riding.

Customer Service

Addendum to directions: Rt. turn off Route 9 is Lake Armstrong Road. At first fork go straight (Mose or Moss Road). Follow until you see a parking area w/ signs saying NO ATV's, No parking past this point, etc. That is the place!

Similar Products Used: The Centennial Trail between Lake Stevens and Arlington is all dirt and is a nice level ride. The brush gets a little close in places (lots of raspberry bushes) and it has quite a few muddy spots (read huge puddles with NO way around), but if you don't mind getting down and dirty it's OK.
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4
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Bob   [Aug 03, 2000]

Another amendment to the directions. Continue up Hwy 9 a mile or two to the Bryant store and turn right on Grandview. Go down Grandview about a mile to Bracken Road and turn right. There is a large trailhead lot there provided by the PRA(Pilchuck Recreation Association. The land manager prefers that area users park there. There are just as good singletrack trails fanning out from the north end of this tract. Rode there last night and tread conditions were good but the late season berry trailers were out in force. Could use some late season brushing in places. Yes, this is more suited to the novice/intermediate than the Victoria tract but is a good middle ring romp for the more experienced. There are over 30 miles of singletrack in this 5 square mile area. There is also a parking lot at the Victoria tract off 316th on the Glass School road where we should be parking over there as well. The directions to the end of 300th and parking there have been bad news for bikers and the locals. PLease park at the lot off the Glass School road on 316th so we can continue to ride here.

Customer Service

Most anywhere in there is good 9 months out of the year. Make up your own loops.

Similar Products Used: Walker Valley, Victoria Tract, Pilchuck Track, ACFL
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3
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Neil   [Sep 05, 2000]

First, many apologies. After looking at a map I realized there is no way this could be the southern end of the Arlington Tree Farm as they are on opposite sides of Rt. 9 and many miles apart. The people I met must have put in at the alternate entrance "Bob from Duvall" mentions in his review of this area.

As for the Glass School Rd. parking area, as I said in my review of the Arlington Tree Farm, don't go through the gate right at that lot and down the logging (?) road looking for singletrack. You'll only find horse trails not suited for bikes. Based on a map a friendly horse woman showed me that day, all the good trails appear to be to the NE of the Glass School lot (past loads of NO TRESPASSING and/or "Visitors by Appointment ONLY" signs put up by the school). I don't know if it is cool to ride down the road farther or not.

A "regular" I met at the 300th parking area who claims to be friends with several of the people who work the tract said the "troubles with the land manager and neighbors" were news to him! I have also met several of the people who work the Pilchuck Tract on my rambles there and they have never told me to park at any place other than the Lk. Armstrong entrance (and yes, I asked). Bob, please substantiate the info you are getting - personal experience seems to contradict what you are saying. I just want to do the right thing and not waste time shuttling around to/from more distant parking areas.

Thanks!

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4
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