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Join off-road vehicle enthusiasts for test rides at Reiter Foothills


January 10, 2013

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is inviting the public to ride newly completed off-road vehicle (ORV) trails at Reiter Foothills. Test dates have been scheduled through March. Trail users will have an opportunity to complete a survey about the trails to provide feedback on future trail design in the area.

Who: The Washington State Department of Natural Resources

What: Test rides on single track motorcycle trails and a 4x4 challenge course. Opportunities for ATV riders will be available later this year. Access to ORV trails may be impacted due to snow accumulation. The Area 6 Single Track Motorcycle Trail (see map link below) is currently closed due to snow.

Check this link before you go to the test rides to find out about any weather closures on the test days.

When: Test rides will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the dates below.

January 12 & 20

February 9 & 17

March 9 & 24

Where: Reiter Foothills Forest

Why: To test newly constructed single track motorcycle trails & 4x4 challenge course.

Directions and web link:

From Gold Bar, head east on State Highway 2. Turn left on Reiter Road just outside of Gold Bar. Go 1 mile and stay to the right at the ‘Y’ in the road. Continue on Reiter Road for another 3.1 miles. As you approach the 3.2 mile mark you will be turning left onto a DNR forest road (commonly known as Deer Flats Road). As you approach the turn, there will be a tree with two bright orange painted dots, an arrow painted on the road with a big “R,” and a DNR sign that says “Entering Reiter Foothills Forest.”

Parking will be limited. Riders may be turned away until parking opens up.

For details, visit Trick your rig and get ready for a 4x4 adventure

Trail maps:

4×4 challenge trails

Single-track map – The Blue Line and Red Line trails will be open on the test days.

Media Contact: Diana Lofflin, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1169,


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