The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.
The Department of Natural Resources used this grant to develop four new trails within the east Tiger Mountain State Forest, located approximately 25 miles east of the Seattle area. Development included the design and construction of approximately 6 miles of new trail to complete the east Tiger Mountain trail system. These new trails have provided linkage within the existing trail system and have given users a safer alternative than using existing service roads, and has also provided a connection to a regional trail and future access to the Raging River State Forest. The primary outdoor recreational opportunity provided by this project will be safe and sustainable trails for mountain bike users and hikers.