Pack Forest horse trails
Meridian Riding Club
Charles L. Pack Forest is a University of Washington-owned forest near Eatonville
with more than 50 miles of hiking and horse trails and back roads on 4,300 acres.

Twelve Mile Loop trail is the same loop  used by the mountain bikes; this ride
combines trails and logging roads. Create smaller loops by using any of the logging
roads; rated as moderate to difficult.

Please use only the trails marked for horse use.

Take I-5 to Exit 127, and follow Highway 512 for about two miles. Take Highway 7
south, following the signs to Mount Rainier. Continue for about five miles to the
junction of Highways 507 and 7. Keep to the left, and stay on Highway 7 for about 22
miles. Watch for the sign "University of Washington Pack Forest". The entrance will
be on your left.  

Park horse trailers in the gravel area just north of the Pack Forest entrance, on the
east side of the road.

On weekdays, the gates are open to allow visitors to drive around the forest. Gates
are closed on weekends year-round and daily during the fall hunting season or in the
case of high fire or operational danger.


trail map

Handout with trail map from 2005

Newspaper articles on hiking in
Pack Forest

The News Tribune

PI Hike of the Week