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Mountaineers Event at Garfield Ledges (June 8)

Date & Time
Saturday, June 8, 2024 | 9 am to 3 pm
Priority Area:
Location
Garfield Ledges Trail
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.
Where to Meet and Parking Information
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/PPHmJxqqgeD2 Please plan for about an hour drive from Seattle. 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. Look for Greenway signs and staff. NW Forest Pass required
Additional Information

The Garfield Ledges Trail ascends 830 feet in 1.1 miles to a stunning cliff-top viewpoint with an expansive vista down valley to the southwest. The Taylor River and Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River converge far below, Stegosaurus Butte rises abruptly just across the valley, and Preacher Mountain stands majestically beyond. Far in the distance, you can also see Grouse Ridge and Rattlesnake Ledge.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust coordinated and supervised the trail’s construction including participation by Greenway Trust trail crews, USFS staff and trail crews, volunteers, Northwest Trails, Inc., and McClung Construction Company, with support and contributions from many others. Work on the trail was completed on National Public Lands Day in September 2019.

Volunteers will work along the entire length of the trail to improve drainage and remove hazards, as well as clean up the viewpoint area.

No experience necessary – all training provided. Please sign the e-waiver prior to the event. 

Reminder: there is no cell phone reception beyond Mailbox Peak Trailhead in the Middle Fork. Please be prepared. 

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