State opens mountain bike trail on Tiger Mountain

September 5, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 4 p.m. Sept. 5, 2012

The state Department of Natural Resources opened a mountain bike trail in Tiger Mountain State Forest on Wednesday.

The 1.4-mile East Tiger Summit Mountain Bike Trail is the first new mountain bike trail built on Tiger Mountain in 20 years.

The state joined the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance on the project. Crews from the Department of Natural Resources, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Washington Conservation Corps — as well as volunteers — dedicated hundreds of hours to support the project.

The trail is accessible from the Tiger Summit Trailhead along state Route 18 southeast of Issaquah.

Department of Natural Resources planners received a pair of state Recreation and Conservation Office grants to build mountain bike trails on East Tiger Mountain and connect the paths to existing trails.

The trail closes for the season on Oct. 15, though the closing date could be adjusted based on actual trail conditions.

The state planned volunteer events throughout September for other Tiger Mountain mountain bike trails. Find the calendar at the agency website and register to volunteer at the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance website.

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One Response to “State opens mountain bike trail on Tiger Mountain”

  1. Mike on September 6th, 2012 10:43 am

    Yay! Big thanks to Department of Natural Resources, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, and Washington Conservation Corps!!!

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