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Trail Work on Garfield Ledges Trail

When
Saturday, August 11 - 9am - 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Garfield Ledges Trail
Description

When finished, the Garfield Ledges Trail will provide access to dramatic views of the glacially-carved Middle Fork Valley and beyond to Cedar Butte and Rattlesnake Ledge. Come out to see the trail and learn about the project by pitching in to help us build this trail! Volunteers will help build rock retention structures, fill in and define trail surfaces, and cut back roots in the trail surface. Note that the access trail is relatively steep, so be prepared for moderate to strenuous physical activity.

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. Give back and join in a community of stewards committed to the continued access and maintenance of the Middle Fork Valley’s recreational infrastructure.

*PLEASE NOTE: VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS TRAIL PROJECT MUST BE 14 OR OLDER*
 

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 From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 (Edgewick Road). Turn left (north) onto 468th Street 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 new, Garfield Ledges trailhead (you will pass the Middle Fork trailhead and cross the Taylor Bridge to reach this lot). Look for Greenway signs and staff.
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