The Green Mountain State Forest, located near Bremerton, WA, provides a rich area for MTB, for all levels of ability.  Trailheads begin off of Holly Road, and Tahuya Rd.  There is the  option of climbing light to moderately gravel roads to the top and coming down the various trails, or staying on the trails exclusively.  Climbing the trails up can be challenging with some steep sections with large obstacles.  Below, I've broken out the major trail systems, with some beta, pictures and video of each.

The climb from the road to the top parking area is approximately 1,000 feet of vertical, over anywhere from 3 to 5 miles of riding depending on the road or trail taken.  Each of the roads are in pretty good shape with no major ruts or obstacles.  They are all gated.  The forest is a multiple use area, with hikers, horseback, MTB and off-road motorcycles.  Weekends can have a lot of activity, so it's best to try and make it on a week day if possible.  There are still trails I haven't ridden, so check back for additional information, or register, and let the site notify you when updates have been made!  Again, here is the map of the area...

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A Great Place to Ride...  A group of us met for a ride up the fire road GM-1, and then down one of the many trails.  After discussing it a bit, Alan and Neil suggested we take the Beaver Pond trail down.  I didn't get video or pictures of the decent, but here is some video of the ride up...
Here the group travels up the GM-1 fire road... (4.6 meg)
The climb into the parking lot is pretty sweet, here the tail end of our group straggle in... (4.4 meg)
Everyone is happy at the observation point (3 meg) on the top of the mountain, where on a clear day, the scenery is striking, but not on this day!

On this day, Nate was the rabbit, and made it up first.  I challenged John for second, but lagged by 50 feet.  My excuse was that I waited behind to catch video of everyone, and to make sure no one was having problems, but of course, that is just an excuse...  Alan and Neil stayed with Andy, and they took their time, letting us freeze on the top!  Remember this was in late February, and there were snow flakes falling at the observation area.

The group stops briefly on the way up...

Alan and Neil make their way up the final pitch...

Andy pushes the final pitch...

Joking at the top...

Gold Creek Trail...  The Gold Creek is a fairly steep trail with numerous switchbacks and decent obstacles.  The first time on this trail, I went up with John and Alan.  It was my first time riding a clipless bike up steep single track, and I provided a ton of entertainment for John and Alan  - falling over damn near every time I stopped!  Also, due to the steepness and terrain of the trail, we ended up walking probably a third of the way up.  Now when we do this trail, we fire road up.  However, this trail is a blast going down, although a bit short - average time down is around 15 minutes without even trying.

Here is some video we took coming down...

I come through the first switchback (1.2 meg), followed by John... (1.2 meg)
I come through the second switchback (850k), while John takes a dab (1.2 meg) while taking a tougher line... 
Further down, we enter some scattered roots and berms, first John flies through (980k), followed by me... (990k)
I tried to clear this large root system with not so great results (1.5 meg), while John shows me how it's done! (995k)  He's pretty satisfied after doing it!

Overall, a pretty sweet trail...

Tom making his way through the first set of switchbacks...

John makes his way down the tougher line...

Tom threads the needle around this switchback...

John shows how it's done going over this challenging set of roots...

Tom attempts this knarley root section...

Beaver Pond Trail...  The Beaver Pond trail leads down off of the Vista Trail to cross the GM-1 fire road, and links back up with the Wildcat trail.  This trail has some great switchbacks on top, along with some challenging terrain - you'll want good brakes!  Once off of the switchbacks, the dirt is very loamy, and provides lots of traction through its berms.  
Tin Mine Trail...  The Tin Mine trail is actually on Gold Mountain, adjacent to Green Mountain.  Ride the GM-6 fire road from the Gold Creek trailhead area for about a mile and a half.  Take the obvious trail to the right, and head up a slight incline.  Cross a creek, and through a rocky trail for about one quarter mile, and the mine is achieved.  The fun part of the ride starts here with slight to moderate climbing with numerous, but achievable obstacles.  After about a mile, the trail loops off steeply to the right for the return back to the GM-6 fire road, about a quarter mile from the trailhead.  However, if you go straight, you'll break out into a clear cut area, with a panoramic view of the southern peaks of the Olympic mountains.  We usually rest here, and soak in the scenery.  Extend the ride by downhilling the trail back to the mine, which while not very challenging, is a  lot of fun.

We took some video at various sections of the trail...

John gives us a scary introduction to the mine, with possible demonic ramifications... (1.5 meg)
Tom provides a brief pan of the area directly around the mine... (3 meg)
John attempts to clear some decent roots on the way up the trail... (1.5 meg)
Tom attempts the Widowmaker stretch, the last difficult section of the trail... (2.5 meg)

All in all, this is one of the more pleasurable trails in the Green Mountain system, and can provide intermediates like myself with numerous opportunities to increase their skill levels.

John speculates about the Tin Mine...

Looking up the Tin Mine Trail...

John makes it up and over this agressive set of wet roots...

Tom heads up the Widowmaker section on the Tin Mine trail...

More Tin Mine Trail...  I really like breaking in some fresh meat.  So I couldn't resist inviting Mike and Juan (both novices riding older rigids) along for some wet and gooey action on a very wet Tin Mine Trail.  Check out the sweet single track action.. Tom, Juan and Mike near the Tin Mine trail at Green Mountain...

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