Celebrate National Trails Day with DNR

Mark your calendars. Next Saturday, June 6 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day and we’re celebrating with volunteer events across the state.

Use our list below to find an event in your area. Remember, you can use your hours toward a Discover Pass. Visit our volunteer calendar for directions and contact information.

Tiger Mountain State Forest recreation trail maintenance
Volunteers work on trails in Tiger Mountain State Forest. Photo/DNR.

Sahara Creek Campground Work Party, near Elbe
8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, June 6
Join DNR staff, volunteers, and partners from the Pierce County chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington to care for horseback riding and hiking trails in Elbe Hills State Forest.

Friends of Capitol Forest Work Party, near Olympia
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6
Join DNR staff, volunteers, and partners from Friends of Capitol Forest to celebrate National Trails Day. This monthly event typically concludes with a mountain bike ride on Capitol State Forest trails.

National Trails Day on Tiger Mountain, near Issaquah
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6
Join DNR staff, volunteers, and partners from the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust to help care for trails on tiger mountain. Sign up with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

National Trails Day at BBQ Flats, near Yakima
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6
Join DNR staff to work on tearing down old fence, building new fence, and preparing BBQ Flats for summer recreation.

Volunteers remove invasive Scott's Broom weeds from Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve on National Public Lands Day (Sept. 26, 2009). Photo: Nancy Charbonneau/ DNR.
Volunteers remove invasive Scott’s Broom weeds from Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve on National Public Lands Day (Sept. 26, 2009). Photo/DNR.

National Trails Day in Blanchard Forest, near Bellingham
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6
Join DNR staff and partners from the North Cascade Soaring Club, the Back Country Horsemen, Pacific Northwest Trail Association and Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition for a work day in Blanchard Forest.

Want to celebrate National Trails Day everyday? Check out our volunteer calendar.

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