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Garfield Ledges Lumber Haul

Saturday, May 4 - 9am to 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Garfield Ledges Trail

This is a closed group event. The Greenway is partnering with several groups to make this event successful. If you have any questions, please reach out to volunteer@mtsgreenway.org

The Greenway is building a brand-new trail to Garfield Ledges. Volunteers have been part of this effort from the trailhead to the top of the trail! For this project, volunteers will support professional trail crews by hiking supplies up the trail. These supplies will be used to construct a staircase which will make the trail and overlook site more accessible. When finished, this short trail will provide access to sweeping views of the Middle Fork Valley, all within an hour’s drive of Seattle.

This project will involve lifting and carrying large sections of lumber, alone, with packs, and with teams and straps. If you enjoy a beautiful hike, and flexing some muscles, this project is for you!

All training provided, no experience necessary. Remember to sign the e-waiver, link in agenda e-mail, prior to the event.

Project Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Age Restriction
Ages 14 and up.
What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
  • Gloves

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.
Driving Directions
Volunteers will meet and park at the Middle Fork trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/VGyjGdSvq5o From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 (Edgewick Road). Turn left (north) onto 468th Ave SE and follow it to the junction with the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (Forest Road 56). Turn right and continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road for 11.8 miles to the Middle Fork trailhead parking area on the right. Look for Greenway signs and staff.
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