This year marks the 10th annual Great Gravel Pack-In, which draws volunteers from many recreation groups, including horseback riders, ORV riders, mountain bikers, and hikers to give back and care for Capitol State Forest trails.
Join DNR and partners from the Back Country Horsemen of Washington, Washington ATV Association, and Evergreen Sportsmen’s Club to help care for Capitol State Forest trails Saturday, March 28.
The Back Country Horsemen of Washington first started the event in 2005 as a way to train and showcase their animals’ abilities.
Volunteer efforts from ATV riders followed, and what started as an 18-person party has grown to an average of 150 people annually.
With the combined efforts from hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and ATV riders, about 12 miles of trail have been graveled in this event’s 10-year history.
Want to join the fun?
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28
Mima Falls Campground, Capitol State Forest
From I-5, turn onto WA-121 / Maytown Road SW going west toward Littlerock.
In 3.6 miles turn left onto Mima Road SW.
In 1.3 miles turn right onto Bordeaux Road SW.
In .7 miles turn right onto Marksman Street SW.
In .9 mi arrive at Mima Falls Campground near Marksman Street SW, Olympia, WA 98512.