Next steps for future mountain bike trail system near Darrington

Darrington
Meeting attendees review a map of North Mountain in Darrington in November. Photo/ DNR.

Thanks to everyone who came out this week for our open house to kick off our future 20-mile mountain bike park and trail system on North Mountain, near Darrington.

It was the second in two open houses we held in the Darrington and Arlington communities to gather valuable input for the project.

Those who attended the public meetings and had an opportunity to share their vision and concerns for the future bike park and trail system in a listening station format, which included recreation and trails, economic benefit, partnerships, and culture and history. To view the comments we received, visit our project website.

In case you missed the meetings, there are still many other ways to stay involved. Complete our online survey, send us an email, or subscribe to our Darrington Mountain Bike E-news. To view a map of the project location, click here.

Glenn Glover, project manager, shares information about the bike park and trail system. Photo/ DNR.
Glenn Glover, project manager, shares information about the bike park and trail system. Photo/ DNR.

Background
DNR is building a new mountain bike park and trail system just outside of Darrington, with connections from the Whitehorse Community Park and views of Whitehorse Mountain and the surrounding Stillaguamish Valley. DNR is working collaboratively with the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and the Darrington community.

Next steps
With the wrap up of the public meetings, DNR and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance have begun design of the 80-acre skills park at the base of North Mountain, which will connect to the project’s future trail network. We’ve also begun habitat and cultural resource assessments.

For more information, visit www.dnr.wa.gov/DarringtonMTB

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