Mailbox Peak Trail Development

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) used this partially funded grant to construct one mile of a 5-mile trail to the summit of Mailbox Peak, located in the Mid-Fork Snoqualmie State Forest, east King County. The new trail provides an alternative to the current direct route to Mailbox Peak, which is extremely steep and unsuitable for most hikers. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is for hiking.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $89,300.00 Applicant Match: $52,068.77 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1072

Location Details

From I-90, take Exit #34 (Ken's Truck Town); travel north about one mile to the Middle Fork Road, turn right onto the Middle Fork Road and travel about 3 miles to where the pavement ends. Informal parking for the existing direct route to Mailbox Peak is located on both sides of the road.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.