Walker Valley is a DNR area that is located about 60 minutes north of Seattle. The trails in this area are great for the beginner all the way up to the advanced. If the weather is nasty the difficulty on all of the trails goes up and if you are a beginner then you may want to wait for nicer weather for your first visit. There are three ways to gain entrance to the area for which you can find directions below.
The main entrance for the area and has the largest parking lot for tow vehicles. This is where most of the work parties meet for staging and most of the groups meet for runs. You can click on the following link and it will show the main entrance as the destination. All you need do is enter your starting point in order to get directions.
The Secondary Entrance¬†that some people prefer as it is less used but I would not recommend leaving your tow rig as parking is limited and¬†there have been issues with¬†vandalism from time to time.¬†You really need to watch how to get here though in order to save time because if you go the wrong way you may end up doing a lot of back tracking.
On occasion the Tamers volunteer for trail work at Walker Valley and in order to reach the work easier we might use the Back Gate Entrance which is usually locked.¬†In case you need directions to the back gate you can use the following map link.
The DNR is starting to make available Geographical Referenced PDF maps that when used in conjunction with an application on your smartphone which has GPS will show you where you are on DNR managed lands. You can get more information about this as well as a link to the application and a map for several DNR managed locations including Walker Valley from the following DNR website. Please not that even if you do not download and use the application with the pdf file on your smartphone, you can still download and print the PDF to use as a map when you are visiting the area. DNR Mobile Maps
Should you need additional information about Walker Valley, here is a link to the DNR Website.