Tahuya State Forest is a 23,000-acre working forest with an extensive network of ORV trails that are also used by hikers, fishermen, bicycles, and hunters. Yearly serves 150,000 motorized recreationists. Lots of trails, but dominated by motorized vehicle users.
Belair State Park Trail
An easy hike that leads to wide beaches with plenty of sea life to explore. Excellent for swimming and sunning on hot days. Picnic tables and fire pits nearby.
Length: 1 mile | Difficulty: easy | Topography: forest, field and tidal beaches | No fee or pass required
Twanoh State Park Trail
Walk under lush, tall canopy of cedar and fir. Trail follows Twanoh Creek then ascends the gentle bluffs above. Enjoy wildflowers, moss beds and the soft murmur of the creek, then follow with a warm swim at the park beach on Hood Canal. Picnic heaven!
Length: 2.3 miles | Difficulty: easy | Topography: gentle rise | No fee or pass required. | Directions: On Route 106 between Union and Belfair | No fee or pass required.
Theler Wildlife Refuge
A birder’s favorite, this wide, well-groomed trail passes through grassy marshland beside the shores of the Union River where it meets Hood Canal. Serene views, birds and wildlife greet the walker on this wheelchair-accessible trail.
Length: 3.5 miles roundtrip | Difficulty: easy Topography: Tidal estuary marsh, riparian zone, farm & forested wetland | No fee or pass required
Jarrell Cove Trail
Enjoy an easy, level and short trail that is very wide in spots. The trail follows park boundary, circling the campgrounds, with easy access to a narrow beach below eroded bluffs.
Length: 1 mile | Difficulty: easy | Topography: Mostly level forest trail with beach access for exploring | No fee or pass required