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Nisqually Chapter
Back Country Horsemen

Places to Ride

Ride Locations

Discover Passes, AKA "day passes" are required at some locations. 

The Discover Pass website also provides information on where the passes are needed, and information about the pass and recreation areas

They may be purchased locally at Sunbird's in Yelm.

Order online at www.discoverpass.wa.gov


State Parks - Free Days

Jan. 1 - First Day Hikes; New Year's Day
Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
March 19 - State Parks' 106th birthday
April 20 - Spring Day
April 22 - Earth Day
June 1 - National Trails Day
June 8 - National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 - National Park Service 103nd Birthday
Sept. 28 - National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 29 - Autumn day



JBLM Range Control Pass

Appointments are no longer necessary to obtain the passes, which are FREE

If you do not have military ID, you must go to the visitor center to get a day pass and directions to the Range Control office.  If you are unfamiliar with the area, make a friend with a chapter member, and go on post with them.




Non-military, or retired military, MUST have an enhanced driver's license, or additional photo ID in addition to your regular driver's license.  2 pieces of photo ID are now required for on post business.


Fort Lewis Area Access Link, displays areas open for riding



Joint Base Lewis-McChord Range Operations Area Access Guide


JBLM - Area 8                                JBLM Area 20   

JBLM - Area 10                              JBLM Area 21

JBLM - Area 13                              JBLM Area 22

JBLM - Area 15                              JBLM Area 23

When riding on JBLM, if you come across trash, please report it. 

 Let's get those who feel the need to "trash" our riding areas and trails. 

Call JBLM dispatch at 253-967-3107 to report trash. 

Please provide a location, description, and your name and number


Need a map?  National Geographic now has a website where you can go to download and print free maps


Camping with your Horses


 Trailmeister website - camping and trail guide



King County Executive Horse Council Trail Guide



Gifford Pinchot National Forest





Directions and maps to other riding areas

Burke Lake                                                                    Lewis River Horse Camp

Capitol Forest - D4000line                                            Mt. Adams Horse Camp

Capitol Forest - Fall Creek                                            Nisqually-Mashel and Trail Map

Capitol Forest - Margaret McKinney                             Ocean Acres

Capitol Forest - Mima Falls                                           Pack Forest

Cody Horse Camp                                                        Scatter Creek and Trail Map

Elbe and Trail Map                                                       Skookumchuck

                                                                        Kalama Horse Camp                                                    Walupt Horse Camp

Keenes Horse Camp                                                    White Pass Horse Camp

Kennedy Creek                                                     

Winter Riding Map and Riding Information for Capitol Forest

Winter Riding Trail Map

Winter Trail Riding Information