New route to Mailbox Peak opens Saturday —

New route to Mailbox Peak opens Saturday

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the State Department of Natural Resources are cutting the ribbon on a new trail to Mailbox Peak, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie. The event coincides with National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 27.

Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands and Greenway Board member Peter Goldmark will speak during ceremony about the partnerships that made the new trail a reality and the future potential of the Middle Fork Valley. The old Mailbox Peak trail was a steep ridge, plagued by erosion, and hikers routinely lost the trail. The new trail uses switchbacks on the north side of the mountain to lower the grade. Hikers still need to climb 3,800 feet to the peak, but the trip pays off with stunning views into the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley and towards the crest of the Cascades.

Both trails will remain open for hikers to choose. The new trail was built by DNR, Mountains to Sound Greenway, Washington Trails Association, and EarthCorps. Funding was provided by DNR, Spring Family Trust, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, and the Federal Highways Administration. “This is the final segment of a much-loved trail for mountain climbers and hikers alike. Whether you’re preparing for Mt. Rainier or just enjoying a stroll through a beautiful area, the new trail offers something for everyone,” said Commissioner Goldmark.

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