Bridging motorcycle, ATV access in Walker Valley

Puget Sound Corps crews fill bridge foundation with concrete. Photo/ DNR.
Puget Sound Corps crews fill bridge foundation with concrete. Photo/ DNR.

In partnership with Puget Sound Corps crews, this July DNR wrapped up construction of a 50-foot bridge on the Centennial Trail, a treasured motorcycle and ATV trail in the Walker Valley Off-Road-Vehicle Area, near Mount Vernon.

This new bridge replaces an older bridge and helps DNR enhance stream quality and safety on the 2-mile Centennial Trail. The new bridge also reopens the southeastern portion of Walker Valley, a 36-mile trail system with opportunities for motorcycling, mountain biking, ATVing and 4x4ing.

Conservation corps opportunities available
Want to be involved in caring for recreation sites and trails like those at Walker Valley? You may be perfect for the conservation corps. Puget Sound Conservation Corps, a subset of the Washington Conservation Corps, provides opportunities for young adults and veterans to gain valuable skills through the restoration and protection of Puget Sound and its resources. Corps members gain experience while helping to fill a variety of needs – from working on DNR trails and campgrounds to caring for wild spaces by removing invasive species and fostering the growth of native plants. Applications are now open for 300 WCC positions across Washington. Learn more on our website.

Stay connected with DNR’s recreation program by subscribing to our free monthly recreation e-newsletter. Take a look at our July issue.