Trail Construction on Garfield Ledges: National Public Lands Day
*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)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
- Rain gear (raincoat, poncho, rain pants)
- Warm layers
- Water for the day (3 liters)
- Small daypack for water, extra layers, etc.
- NW Forest Pass (be sure to print a volunteer exemption from the link below)
On National Public Lands Day, celebrate this beautiful area and the opening of the road by breaking ground on the future Garfield Ledges Trail. Volunteers will clear and grub to lay out new trail after hiking in approximately 1 mile. Note that the last 1/4 mile is very steep, so be prepared for strenuous physical activity.
When finished, this short trail will provide access to sweeping views of the Middle Fork Valley. REI will be hosting an optional NPLD family-friendly afterparty at the nearby Middle Fork Campground starting at 1:00 pm.
For over a decade, Mountains to Sound Greenway has worked to protect the scenic Middle Fork Valley of the Snoqualmie River. The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley 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. This National Public Lands Day, give back to your local trails and join a community of stewards at Cheers for Volunteers (hosted by REI).
*PLEASE NOTE: VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS TRAIL PROJECT MUST BE 14 OR OLDER*