Sending enhancements your way: Mailbox Peak

DNR staff will be assessing areas where trails braid together and restoring less suitable trails to their pre-developed state. Photo/ DNR.
DNR staff will be assessing areas where trails braid together and restoring less suitable trails to their pre-developed state. Photo/ DNR.

In partnership with DNR, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is working to finish the final upper-trail section of the Mailbox Peak trail this summer. While the Greenway is tackling trail tread and building clear pathways through sections of talus rock, DNR is assessing the upper peak’s web of trails. With factors like forest health, trail incline, erosion and creating an enjoyable experience in mind, DNR’s natural areas and recreation programs are working to identify and

DNR and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust staff discuss restoration techniques for less suitable trail sections. Photo/ DNR.
DNR and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust staff discuss restoration techniques for less suitable trail sections. Photo/ DNR.

renovate the route that can best serve the trail’s growing visitors to Mailbox Peak. DNR will close and restore less suitable trail routes to resemble their pre-developed state. (FYI, the old Mailbox Peak trail is still open, too). Capital funding and a state lands development grant from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program helped to make these efforts possible. For updates on this project, visit our website.