Jones Creek Trails

3D view of Jones Creek Trail

Overall: 4

Aerobic: 4

Technical: 4

Steepness: 4

Flow: 5

Singletrack: 100%

Short, relatively flat and favored by Orv, Jones Creek is no destination ride, but this small trail system is close to Vancouver and so is an easily accessible, popular area.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 9.5mi

Ascent

Moderate

Elevation Change

TH:850'
Avg Ascent:2600'

Ascent Incline

13%

Duration

Avg: 1.5hr

Weather
Forecast

NOAA

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WA DNR

Silver Star Area Trails

At the edge of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, this system of trails has three main trailheads, at Tarbell, Silver Star and Grouse Creek Vista.

Near Vancouver, the Silver Star area trails are popular with hikers, bikers and equestrians. As a result, the trails get a lot of use and receive good maintenance. There is enough terrain variety and trail length to create decent weekend destination rides, but not the kind of epic rides found further into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Each of these trails offers a different ride profile, to meet the needs of most intermediate riders. Nearby Bells Mt is a good trail for those seeking easier terrain, but good shuttle opportunities on the other trails creates opportunities for advanced beginners.

 

With the exception of a 1.6mi (1150') climb, this Yacolt Burn State Forest terrain is relatively flat, although this doubletrack trail can become quite rough from Orv use.

Ding: As with most DNR trails, avoid this trail from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, due to heavy Orv use.

To avoid user conflicts, this rough trail is a unidirectional CCW loop ride.

There are several connector trails, so a figure 8 ride is probably ok during the week.

There are a number of other trails surrounding the Jones Creek trail, all of which are for ORV use and so should be avoided.

Bells Mountain provides a better ride option, offering both singletrack and less chance of being run over.

Directions: SR500E to Fourth Plain (1st light) and turn right, continuing on SR500E to Camas. Go 6.3mi then go left onto 53rd St. Go 3.2mi then go left onto Ireland Rd. Go .3mi then go left onto Lessard Rd, then go 4mi and follow signs to Jones Creek ORV. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Jones Creek Trail Topo Map

Loop Directions

race track

Jones Creek Area Topo Map

  • TH: Ride CCW from the campground. There are several footbridges and some connector trails. If traffic is light then use the connector trails to do a figure eight.

 

 

Three Corner Rock, Beacon Rock State Park Hiking

As with Bluff Mountain trail, Three Corner Rock is open to biking but not advised for most riders. Consider a shuttle if attempting to ride the trail and expect to do some scrambling along the often-rugged terrain.

Trail Index

This Ride

Jones Creek Orv Trail

Area

Hiking

Beacon Rock Hardy Creek Trail, Beacon Rock Hamilton Mountain Trail, Three Corner Rock Trail, Pacific Crest Trail 2000

Campgrounds

Beacon Rock Campgrounds, Dougan Creek Campground

 

Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

 

 

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