Tiger Mtn. SF – View Shelter & Trail Connections

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 will use this grant to develop a viewpoint shelter with a sweeping vista of Mt. Rainier & four new trails within east Tiger Mountain State Forest, connecting to other trail system zones and a nearby community, located approximately 25 miles east of the Seattle area. Development will include the design and construction of approximately 6 miles of new trail to create important missing trail system links to adjacent equestrian and hiking trail system areas with a regional mountain bike loop community connection to the north Interstate 90 area. These new trails will provide linkages within and to adjacent areas of the existing trail system and give users an improved experience and safer alternative than using existing service roads. Additional development will include a viewpoint shelter to provide weather protection, resting location, and event space. The primary outdoor recreational opportunity provided by this project will be safe and sustainable facilities & trails for equestrian, mountain bikers, and hikers.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $325,000.00 Applicant Match: $206,500.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Active RCO Project # 18-1733

Location Details

Project access is located off of State Route 18, approximately four miles south of Interstate 90. Travel up Forest Rd. #4000 for approximately 3 miles, turn right on Forest Rd #5500, travel approximately 2 miles to the viewpoint shelter site. Trails are in and adjacent to the east Tiger Mtn State Forest area (see map).

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.