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Granite Creek Trail Maintenance: National Public Lands Day

When
Saturday, September 22 - 9am to 1pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Granite Creek Trail
Description

The Granite Creek trail offers a quiet getaway from the popular hikes along I-90. Hikers will wander switchbacks through second growth forest among the massive stumps of once-towering old growth with occasional views of the Middle Fork Valley. The Greenway Trust and volunteers are working hard to maintain this trail, but the work is ongoing. In addition to reoccurring trail maintenance tasks, volunteers will work alongside leaders to restore habitat along the Granite Creek Trail. For this event, the Greenway Trust is partnering with the King County Weed Watchers program to help identify, remove, and prevent the return of invasive species along the trail.
 
Hosted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
 
Followed by the REI Co-op Cheers for Volunteers celebration at the Middle Fork Campground.

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 Granite Creek Trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/6n9KqKKYAAn We encourage you to carpool to this event - we are expecting a large number of volunteers! 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 5600). Turn right and continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road for approximately 5.5 miles to the Granite Creek trailhead parking area on the right. Look for Greenway signs and staff. No parking pass needed on National Public Lands Day!
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