Finished out the year with one last ride.
I’ve got a friend who lives on Hood Canal and he has complained about the same thing. He had a Raptor and ended up selling it because everywhere he used to ride in western WA became illegal to ride with the authorities cracking down.Man I wish Washington State would allow ATV's to ride on forest roads like Oregon apparently does. We're not allowed to do that, at least on the West side of the State. I think some of the rural counties on East side allow it as long as they're fully licensed.
Yeah, they have made it crystal clear on the Westside that it is not allowed in the National Forest areas (they have posted signs that have ATV's and Side by Side pics with red slashes through them, etc) with the exception of one tiny little stretch of road out of an ATV campground in the Gifford Pinchot N.F.Why would they care? I rode all day yesterday and didn't see another person. Seems silly they would care if you rode your atv where no one else is. I have snowmobiled all over Washington in the winter just figured you could do the same with atv's in the summer. In Oregon pretty much all Blm/Forest service roads are open to off road vehicles as long as they are gravel.
Yeah, I checked into licensing and it wouldnt make any difference, still cant ride on any of the roads.I’m over on the east side of WA and we can ride all over, including on all paved roads with speed limit 35 or under in my town. In some counties, like Stevens, you can also ride on some roads with speed limits up to 50mph. It’s pretty easy to get an ATV licensed for on and off road use—just have to put blinkers, horn, and mirror on the bike and have it inspected to get the proper registration. I’ve got a few trips planned for the spring that are several hundred miles in length. I’m really surprised that you are that limited on the west side.