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National Trails Day: Celebrating Collaboration in the Middle Fork Valley

When
Saturday, June 1 - 9am to 3pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Middle Fork Trail
Description

Come celebrate the Middle Fork Valley! This National Trails Day, we have a lot to be proud of – the collaboration between the Forest Service, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, our partners (including the Backcountry Horseman of Washington) and our committed volunteers. These people and organizations are dedicated to keeping places like the Middle Fork – complete with iconic bridges, well-loved trails, old growth forests and meandering rivers – a place that continues to inspire awe. What better way to celebrate them, and their accomplishments, by continuing to work together this National Trails Day.

Please join us on June 1st to celebrate the projects that have been completed, and to kick off the next summer of trail improvements. Work will include hauling building materials, enhancing trail surfaces, improving drainage, and building rock structures on the future Garfield Ledges Trail. Be sure to come out to learn trail skills, celebrate these partnerships, and continue being a steward of this very special place. 

All training provided, no experience necessary. Remember to sign the e-waiver, link in agenda e-mail, prior to the event. There is no cell phone reception at the Middle Fork Trailhead.

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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