Trail building rolling along strong in Raging River

A preview of future mountain bike trails in Raging River State Forest. Photo/ DNR.
A preview of future mountain bike trails in Raging River State Forest. Photo/ DNR.

Trail crews with DNR and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance are both busy working hard on building the first phase of the mountain bike trail system network in Raging River State Forest, near Issaquah.

This first phase will include a 15-mile trail system, expected to be available for riding in late summer 2017.  The first 15 miles of new trail will create a 5-mile trail loop on the northwest side of the forest, with an additional 10-mile high elevation loop overlooking the Raging River basin.  Once complete, you’ll be able to access the trails from Snoqualmie Point Trailhead off of Interstate 90, Exit 27.

These trails are part of a larger plan for expanding recreation on DNR-managed lands within the Snoqualmie Corridor. We identified Raging River State Forest as an area for mountain bike development in our Snoqualmie Corridor Recreation Plan, which we adopted in March 2015. To learn more about recreation planning on DNR-managed lands, visit our website.