By Jessi Loerch
National Trails Day is on June 1. The Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring events across the state. DNR staff and volunteers will work to build trails and perform maintenance on existing trails. The closest for Snohomish County folks is Reiter Foothills, near Gold Bar. They will be working on ATV trails.
The details, from the DNR:
When: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
What: Volunteers will work on ATV trails. Bring your ATV and trailer to haul rock. We will also have opportunities to use powered wheel barrows, install signs, and other activities to build trails.
Bring: Water, snacks, gloves, long pants, lunch, and appropriate gear for the weather.
Directions: Meet at the gate on Deer Flats Mainline Road. Directions: From Gold Bar, head east on State Highway 2. Turn left on Reiter Road just outside of Gold Bar. Drive 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, you will be turning 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 “Entering Reiter Foothills Forest.”
If that doesn’t work out for you, check out other opportunities from the DNR here.