Bradley Hills Area For ATV Riding
The 5th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Washington.
Monday 1 August 2016 04:13 GMT
West of Vancouver and northeast of Cathlamet in Wahkiakum County, the Bradley Hills ORV Area has 8 miles of ATV trails.
To reach the trailhead from Longview, head west on SR4 for about 29 miles. Just past Cathlamet, turn right on Elochoman Valley Road and start your odometer here. At 3.8 miles, turn right on Beaver Creek Road. At 8.4 miles, turn left on Road B-1000. At 10.3 miles, reach Bradley Bike Trail and Recreation Area on the right. From the sign, take the next two quick right turns to get into the parking area.
From the parking area, trails exit in every direction, so be careful to get on the correct one. Ride to the five-way intersection at the entrance of the parking area and turn right. Almost immediately, find a trail on the left and take it. The wide, muddy, root-strewn trail winds through a thick forest. At 1.3 miles, cross a road and catch the trail on the opposite side. The trail continues the muddy, sometimes technical roller coaster through the woods. Reach a fork at 3.8 miles and turn right, following the trail signs. At 4.2 miles, ignore a trail back on the left.
After a short push up a very steep hill, continue following the trail signs. The trail soon widens to become a narrow road, B-1000. Stay on the main road. At 6.4 miles, steer around several cement barriers and continue down the road. The road crosses the trail, 6.5 miles, but keep riding south on B-1000. At 7.2 miles, reach the junction of B-1000 and M-2000. Turn left and ride back to the parking area to complete the loop, 7.3 miles.
Overall, Bradley Hills Area is the 5th most popular ATV riding trail of all 35 ATV trails in Washington.