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Pratt Bar Trail: Trail side Improvements

When
Saturday, March 23 - 9am to 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Pratt Bar Trail
Description

Pratt Bar is a picturesque day-use area in the Middle Fork Valley. The short trail out to the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River provides access to a broad gravel bar with soaring views of surrounding mountains and the Valley. Prior to bridge and trail improvements, visitors were forced to cautiously make their way down a short but steep slope adjacent to the road, and tip-toe across a loose collection of paving stones across a stream. At this event, volunteers will focus on trail side improvements to help get a handle on weed encroachment into the pristine Middle Fork Valley and to continue direct trail tread improvements. 

The newest addition to the Pratt Bar Trail can be seen by a beautiful new bridge at it's start. The recent bridge development comes thanks to some creative repurposing of trees and an ‘only-in-the-Greenway’ type of collaboration between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the USDA Forest Service (USFS), the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

Project Difficulty
Moderate
Age Restriction
Any participant under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants made of sturdy material
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes
  • Gloves (provided)

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…
Driving Directions
We encourage carpooling to this event as the parking area only has capacity for 10 vehicles. Thank you! From I-90: Take exit 34 for 468th Ave SE. Turn left onto 468th Ave. In 0.6 miles, take a right onto the Middle Fork Road. In 6 miles, look for Greenway staff and signs at Pratt Bar. Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/mY4sNUyctyr
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