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New mountain bike trail in Tiger Mountain State Forest will open Wednesday, September 5 
 


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September 4, 2012

New mountain bike trail in Tiger Mountain State Forest will open Wednesday, September 5
First new mountain bike trail built on Tiger Mountain in 20 years

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is opening the new East Tiger Summit Mountain Bike Trail in Tiger Mountain State Forest on September 5. The 1.4 mile trail is the first new mountain bike trail built on Tiger Mountain in 20 years. DNR partnered with the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (EMBA) on the project. The trail was built by DNR, EMBA, Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crews, and volunteers who dedicated hundreds of hours to support the project.

Who: Washington Department of Natural Resources 
What: 

The East Tiger Summit Mountain Bike Trail in Tiger Mountain State Forest is scheduled to open to the public. 
When: 

Trail will open Wednesday, September 5. The trail closes for the season on October 15 (closing date may be adjusted based on actual trail conditions). 
Where:   Tiger Summit Trailhead at the summit of Hwy 18.
Why:

DNR was awarded grant funding through two Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) grants to build new, sustainable mountain bike trails on east Tiger Mountain that connect existing trails.

Directions and web link:
Park at the Tiger Summit Trailhead at the summit of Hwy 18. Bike 4 miles along forest roads to the summit of East Tiger Mountain to reach the top of the new trail.  Signs will be posted.

For details, visit our blog: http://wp.me/pv3z7-3aR

Volunteers invited to help build additional trails
Construction of two additional mountain bike trails will begin immediately after the opening. They include:

  • Trail Project #1: Silent Swamp Trail re-route and extension. The approximately 2.5 mile trail will provide a fun and safe alternative to riding the forest roads from the bottom of Preston RR Grade Trail to Northwest Timber Trail. Two 75-foot trail bridges will be installed.
  • Trail Project #2: New trail connection from East Tiger Summit Trail to Silent Swamp Trail re-route. The approximately 2.4 mile trail will provide a connection from East Tiger Summit Trail to the southernmost bridge onto the Silent Swamp Trail re-route (Trail Project #1). 

Volunteer events are planned weekly through September. For more information, visit DNR’s volunteer calendar at www.dnr.wa.gov/volunteer.

Register on the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance webpage: http://evergreenmtb.org/recreation/calendar_view.php

For more information about the project, contact Sam Jarrett, Snoqualmie Corridor Recreation Manager, 206-375-0448 or sam.jarrett@dnr.wa.gov

Media Contact: Diana Lofflin, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1169, Diana.Lofflin@dnr.wa.gov  

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