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Staircase Construction on Garfield Ledges Trail

Saturday, September 21, 2019: 9am to 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Garfield Ledges Trail

This event has been cancelled — please reach out to Caroline Villanova at volunteer@mtsgreenway.org with any comments or questions. Thank you for your understanding! 

The Greenway is building a brand new trail to Garfield Ledges, and we are steps away from completing the trail. Volunteers will support this effort by helping to improve the trail surface and tread, create trail structures such as rock walls, drainages, and staircases, and improve the trail corridor by helping with revegetation of exposed areas and clearing of debris. When finished, this short trail will provide access to sweeping views of the Middle Fork Valley.

For more than two decades, the Mountains to Sound Greenway has worked with many different partners as part of a coalition to conserve and enhance the scenic Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River Valley. The Middle Fork  is a treasure for anyone living in or visiting the greater Seattle area. A person seeking a day of adventure could leave downtown Seattle and, in less than an hour’s time, reach the gateway to pristine Cascades wilderness in the Middle Fork Valley. From there, that person could set out on any of dozens of trails leading to mountain peaks, hidden lakes, or old-growth forests.

No experience necessary – all training provided. Please sign the e-waiver prior to the event. All volunteers will be meeting at the Garfield Ledges Trailhead.

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

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
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 12 miles to the Garfield Ledges trailhead. Look for Greenway signs and staff.
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