Pratt Bar Trail: Trail side Improvements
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.
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…
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