The Mailbox Peak trail on DNR-managed lands was mentioned in the national news when President Obama commented on his appointment for Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell:
“I’m willing to bet that she’ll be the first secretary of the Interior who frequently hikes Mailbox Peak in her native Washington state, and who once spent a month climbing mountains in Antarctica — which is just not something I think of doing.”
Source: USA Today
Hiking to the top of Mailbox Peak is a certainly an accomplishment. Nestled in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA), the trail has an elevation gain of 4,000-feet in just 2 miles and boasts beautiful views from the top. Unfortunately, many have stayed away because of safety concerns and environmental damage on the trail (read more)
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), with the help of Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, broke ground on a new trail and trailhead in July 2012. It is being built with safety and sustainability in mind. DNR looks forward celebrating the completion of this project next September.
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