The state Department of Natural Resources wants to offer more recreation opportunities for hikers, kayakers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and rock climbers in a large area along I-90.
The Snoqualmie Corridor is a mostly forested area along I-90 between Exits 18 and 42. It includes areas like West Tiger Mountain, Mount Si and the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. The area receives about 800,000 visits a year and is within 30 minutes’ drive for millions of Washington residents.
The plan sets out guidelines for the development and preservation of hiking trails, whitewater rafting areas, climbing areas, picnicking and camping sites, as well as other recreations uses. The area cover 53,500 acres.
“The Snoqualmie Corridor is one of the most cherished landscapes in Washington state, and one we have worked with recreation and conservation groups to protect,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark. “This plan gives us a compass to guide how we manage this treasure.”
The plan looks at recreation for the next 10 to 15 years.
You can check out the entire plan here.