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Oxbow Loop Trail: National Public Lands Day

When
Saturday, September 28, 2019: 9am to 1pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Oxbow Loop Trail
Description

Another new addition to the Middle Fork Valley recreation suite is the Oxbow Loop Trail. This trail is a 1.5 mile graveled loop trail which takes explorers on a journey through forests and along the river to an oxbow lake, originally formed from a section of the Middle Fork River. The construction of this trail and new trailhead was done in partnership with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and is a great family friendly option for getting out to explore the Middle Fork. To ensure this forest stays healthy, volunteers will be working on trail side restoration projects to maintain invasive weeds and enhance the ecological integrity of this area.

 

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 There will be no cell reception at the Middle Fork Trailhead. If you have questions about your event, please contact Caroline Villanova at (206) 373-1600. Thank you! 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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