Planning for new trails in Yacolt Burn State Forest

Yacolt Burn State Forest
The Yacolt Burn State Forest is open year-round for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Photo/ DNR.

Last month DNR kicked off its first meeting to celebrate a new planning project for 17 miles of future hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trail in the Yacolt Burn State Forest, near Camas.

Supported by a grant from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, the plans would lay the ground work to better connect the forest’s non-motorized trails by way of connectors and loop trails. DNR anticipates finalizing a plan for the trails by the end of June 2016.

DNR is collaborating with some of its volunteer partners to assist with the trail planning. Partners include the Back Country Horsemen of Washington, Chinook Trails Association, Cold Creek Mountain Bikers, Washington Trail Rider’s Association and Washington Trails Association.

For more information about recreation planning in the Yacolt Burn State Forest, contact one of our partners or visit our Western Yacolt Burn Forest Recreation Plan, which we published in August 2010. For more information about recreation in the Yacolt Burn State Forest, visit our website. Click here to view a trail map of motorized trails and here for non-motorized trails in the forest.

To stay in-the-know about upcoming recreation plans and developments, consider subscribing to our free monthly recreation e-newsletter. Visit October’s issue here.

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