August 2, 2012
Riders leave first tracks at Reiter Foothills
DNR opens first loop of trail to gather rider feedback
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is inviting single-track motorcycle riders to visit Reiter Foothills and provide feedback on the first loop of completed trail. Other sections of trail are currently being constructed in the same area. To allow riders access and to ensure public safety, the trails are being opened during times when construction is not taking place. Trails are open to riders at the times listed below.
All vehicles will need a Discover Pass to park at the trailhead. Those towing street-legal motorcycles will need an additional Discover Pass to ride their bike on the trails.
To ride the trails, call the number below to reserve a time slot.
| What:||Reiter Foothills motorized trail system|
|Week nights, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (August 8, 16, 17, 21, 28)|
Weekend, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (August 18 & 19)
|To reserve a time slot please call, 360-770-4436. You will be prompted to leave your name, phone number, and day you would like to reserve. You will receive a call back confirming your time slot.|
| Where: ||T-1 parking area above Deer Flats|
|To allow motorcycle riders an opportunity to experience the first section of completed trail and to gather feedback that will guide ongoing trail construction projects in the Reiter Foothill system.|
Directions to T-1 Parking area (See attached map)
From Gold Bar, head east on State Highway 2. Turn left on Reiter Road just outside of Gold Bar. Go 1 mile and stay to the right at the ‘Y’ in the road. Continue on Reiter Road for another 3.1 miles. As you approach the 3.2 mile mark, turn left onto a DNR forest road (commonly known as Deer Flats Road). As you approach the turn, there will be a tree with two bright orange painted dots, an arrow painted on the road with a big “R,” and a DNR sign that says “Construction and Restoration in Progress.” Continue a little further to the T-1 parking area, which will be marked.
Media Contact: Diana Lofflin, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1169, Diana.Lofflin@dnr.wa.gov
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