National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley

On this National Public Lands Day, join the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust as we thank you – our partners and supporters – for the important role you play in stewarding our public lands. The celebration includes special opportunities to preview the nearly complete new trail to spectacular Garfield Ledges, and the Camp Brown day-use area, which includes perhaps the nation’s only ADA-accessible trail along a designated Wild and Scenic River.

RSVP required. Thank you!



Order of Events

Saturday, September 28

Partner Celebration Gathering | 10:30am – 10:45am

Camp Brown Day Use Area and Oxbow Loop Trail |10:45am – 12:30pm

Garfield Ledges Trail | 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Cheers for Volunteers hosted by REI Co-op | 1:30pm – 4:00pm (You’re invited to join!)

Plan on arriving at the Middle Fork trailhead at 10:20am for the Partner Celebration. From the Middle Fork trailhead, we will shuttle to the Camp Brown Day-Use Area and Oxbow Loop Trail and walk as a group on the flat trails alongside the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River.  Then we will return to Garfield Ledges Trailhead to complete the tour with an additional hike to the ledges (1 mile).


Park at the Middle Fork trailhead:

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 11.8 miles to the Middle Fork trailhead parking area on the right. Look for Greenway signs and staff.

Cheers for Volunteers will begin at 1:30pm at the Middle Fork Campground, a short walk from the trailhead.

Packing List

All activities will be outdoors so please dress for the weather, which is typically a little cooler and wetter than North Bend. We highly recommend wearing trail shoes/hiking boots and a rain jacket. For those joining the hike, be prepared with appropriate footwear for uneven terrain as the trail is unfinished. Hiking poles are encouraged for extra stability, but not required. Bring enough water and snacks for the approximate 2-hour round trip. Food will be available at the Cheers for Volunteers event (1:30 – 4:00pm) at the Middle Fork Campground picnic area – you’re welcome to join this post work-party celebration!

The Hiker’s Ten Essentials

Questions on Saturday?

Note: Cell reception is scarce in the Valley. Look for our crew leads in bright orange vests and flag them down with any questions.