Several new and improved mountain bike trails in the works - July 13, 2013

posted Jul 13, 2013, 1:50 PM by Luke Hizer   [ updated Sep 16, 2013, 7:49 PM ]
Some recent emails from the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance have identified a variety of cool new trail improvements working their way through development:
  • Big Finn Hill Park - this set of mountain bike trails, which connect to the St Edwards mtb trails, is in planning stages for an upgrade. They have released a Trail Recommendation document, and it includes plans for two new loop trails, mtb features for all rider levels will be added to some of the trails, a skills area and a children's pump track.

    (update 9/16/13: King County has approved the plan)

  • Ollalie State Park - new trails are in-work here, from Evergreen:

    The 8.6 mile Olallie Trail will climb the forested flanks of Mount Washington above the John Wayne Pioneer Trail and I-90 for 3.9 miles before connecting with abandoned logging roads for a total gain of 2,700 feet in elevation. The plan is to build an initial section of new trail as well as convert the old logging roads to singletrack trails to provide a stunning and challenging backcountry riding experience.

     

    When complete this trail will connect from the John Wayne trail to U.S.F.S. land, and eventually to 20 miles of planned trails on U.S.F.S. land - including the South Fork Snoqualmie trail. 


  • East Tiger Mountain - two new trails are planned here, an expansion to the already impressive collection:

    One roughly 2.5 mile-long trail will create a singletrack option from Tiger Summit Trailhead directly to the East Tiger Summit Viewpoint as an alternative to the gravel road climb. The second, approximately 2.3 mile-long trail will give riders a sustainable descent trail from the East Tiger Summit to the existing Iverson trail and Tiger Summit Trailhead.
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