Puget Sound

Victor Falls

Length: 8 one_way miles
Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Scenery: 0/5

Difficulty: 0/5

Submitted by: Darla


Take the Highway 410 Exit toward Yakima, and drive east just over 5.5 miles to Bonney Lake. Turn right on South Prairie Road E., and set your odometer to zero. At 1.5 miles, turn right on 214th Avenue E. At 2.4 miles, turn right on 120th Street E. Reach a T at 3.2 miles, and turn left onto 198th Avenue E. At 3.7 miles, find Hillside Farms Christmas Trees on the right. Show some mountain bike courtesy: Don't litter or relieve yourself in the parking lot.

Trail Description

The huge parcel of land south of Highway 410, bounded by the Puyallup River to the west, the Carbon River to the south, and 198th Avenue E. to the east, commonly known as Victor Falls, is one of the premier mountain bike spots in the south Puget Sound region, and it's all private property.
A phenomenal number of trails and dirt roads, ranging from easy to technical, crisscross the site, making for excellent exploring. If you want to get lost, this is the place to ride. This loop functions as an excellent introduction to Victor Falls. If you can find it, check out Jim Hendricks' map of the area, which remains remarkably accurate despite logging and some blocks of new houses. Of course more new houses are slated for this area, and logging (in advance of development) may obliterate or re-route even more trails. So be prepared for changes. It must be noted that for years our heroes at Hillside Farms Christmas Trees have allowed mountain bikers to park in the lot from January through the end of October. Don't trash the parking area! Please respect the closure dates so they can sell trees - and they'd sure like it if you bought your Christmas tree there. It should also be noted that the landowner tolerates non-motorized use; be a good citizen out on the trails so we can keep it that way.