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Johnson Marsh [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 8.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Roy, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 8.6 mi Elevation gain 180 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Walking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Private property
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Please note: This trail is on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) military property. This is Training Area 10, so you need an Area Access Pass from Range Control. The Range Control Area Access Office is located in Building 4074, at the intersection of Stryker and Kaufman Avenues, Main Post, JBLM. The pass is free, is valid for two years, and grants access to all open training areas on JBLM.

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Jason Huang
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HikingPrivate property

You MUST have a permit from JBLM range control to be on this trail or there will be a heavy price to pay. Don’t be the one that gets caught, not worth it

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Michael Chesbro
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HikingPrivate property

The first thing to know about this hike is that it is on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) military property. This is Training Area 10, so you need an Area Access Pass from Range Control. The Range Control Area Access Office is located in Building 4074, at the intersection of Stryker and Kaufman Avenues, Main Post, JBLM. The pass is free, is valid for two years, and grants access to all open training areas on JBLM. This is a great hiking area. The trail right next to the marsh is a little overgrown, but still easily followed. There are also a number of dirt roads and side trails that make for a great walk in the woods. You could easily spend the day exploring the area. This is a great place walk your dogs, and there is evidence that the area is used by horseback riders as well. The area is lightly trafficked. We were there on a weekday morning and only saw one other hiker, and later a Range Control truck drove through the area near the end of the day. While looking out over the marsh on a clear day is nice, there are no spectacular views in the area. This is just a really nice place for a walk in the woods, or a run along the dirt roads that wind through the area.

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Jenefeness Tucker
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HikingOff trailRocky

There was some beautiful trees and wild flowers along the route. But, there were so many routes it easy to get lost and hard to know which one was best.

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Cynthia Dumas
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Private property

went on Father's day. As I was getting out of the car with my daughter, a military police pulled up and said we were trespassing being at this trail. He over and over kept telling us we could he jailed for 90 days and a 5,000 fine. He told us you have to have a special permit to use this trail. He was very rude. It was myself, another female friend and a 6 yr old. He could have easily explained the situation and left but he was being very intimidating. My daughter whos autistic told him, we appreciate you but we will be leaving now. We were polite the whole time. This trail should be marked as NOT PUBLIC!!!!! NOT WORTH THE RISK OF JAIL TIME.

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Kevin Olympia
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Hiking

Fun to explore. Lots of different types of terrain. Keep your eye on the ribbons tied to trees to find your way. Bring your camera, lots of things to explore.

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Richelle McCarty
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Easy trail with markers on the trees. Great for kids and dogs. Once you walk down the rocky road you can take any trail direction.

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Zach Nelson
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HikingOver grown

A little tough to find the trail at first, but just follow the GPS route and eventually you'll start seeing pink ribbons in the trees and trail will become easy to follow. Plenty of horse droppings but I guess that's too be expected.

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Cynthia Brown
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Hiking

Nice trail. Difficult to find starting point and stay on it. Make sure you utilize the GPS and record your route on this app. We were near but not on the trail for over half of it and then found it later. There is pink ribbons hanging in the tree so make sure you follow those. A few muddy spots but not bad. Overall very pretty and secluded.

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Alex Kupratty
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HikingMuddy

Descen trail. Poorly marked and easy to make wrong turns if you are running. It required me to continually stop to verify on my phone.

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Angela Fugate
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Hiking

This was well groomed. Not muddy unless you go off road. Trail is not well marked. We got lost cause of it not being marked. So maybe drive the trail and decide your route. It is a pretty walk. Be aware we saw a black bear. Make sure to have what you might need for that.

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Kayla Martin
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HikingOff trail
First to Review

Trail not very clear because of fallen trees. No main entrance

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John Winslow
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Hiking
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Rod Wittmier
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Hiking
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Julie Coffman
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Hiking
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James Lapine
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Hiking
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Michael Wright
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Hiking
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Angela Fugate
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Hiking
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Lucas Freitas
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Emilia Feyjoo
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Walking
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Michael Isakson
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Hiking
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Benjamin Hill
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Hiking
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Benjamin Hill
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Hiking
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Karina Peterson
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Horseback riding
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Paula Schmitz
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Horseback riding
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Carla Mai
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Hiking
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Paula Schmitz
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Horseback riding
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Carla Mai
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Hiking
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Carla Mai
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Hiking
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