||Saturday, June 03, 2017
North Bend, WA
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley is a treasure for anyone living in or visiting the greater Seattle area. A person seeking a day of adventure could leave downtown Seattle and, in less than an hour’s time, reach the gateway to pristine Cascades wilderness in the Middle Fork Valley. From there, that person could set out on any of dozens of trails leading to mountain peaks, hidden lakes, or old-growth forests. The Middle Fork Trail crosses an unusual arched beam cable-hung bridge, continues for miles through mature second-growth forests with remnant old-growth trees and snags, and provides access into the upper Middle Fork Valley and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
The Greenway Trust is working to repair large stretches of the Middle Fork Trail which has suffered significant damage and closures in recent years. Projects include replacing failing structures and rerouting a ¾-mile stretch of trail washed away by the river. These repairs will reopen the trail to equestrians who cannot pass the current washout and provide ecologically sustainable structures to handle all user groups, including hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.
**At trail events we request that the minimum age for volunteers is 14 years old.**