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Middle Fork Trailhead Equestrian Area: National Public Lands Day

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

The Middle Fork Trailhead is the primary setting-off point in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley for trail users in the equine community. For riders, this area is a gem, offering day rides and primitive overnight camping through old growth and mature second growth, by cascading waterfalls, and along wild and scenic rivers with regular views of dramatic mountain scenery. Work alongside members of this community to maintain and enhance recreational infrastructure to support safe and continued access for them and their animals. Learn from long-time riders about the importance of horse and mule support in maintaining our trails and public lands.
 
Hosted by the Backcountry Horseman of Washington 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 Middle Fork trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/VGyjGdSvq5o 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 11.8 miles to the Middle Fork 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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