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.
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.
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.
Jones Creek Orv Trail
Beacon Rock Hardy Creek Trail, Beacon Rock Hamilton Mountain Trail, Three Corner Rock Trail, Pacific Crest Trail 2000
Beacon Rock Campgrounds, Dougan Creek Campground
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.