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Seasonal biking trails at Tiger Mountain open Saturday

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on April 12, 2012 at 9:39 am |
April 12, 2012 9:39 am

The state Department of Natural Resources has announced it plans to open the seasonal Tiger Mountain State Forest mountain bike trails Saturday. These trails provide mountain biking opportunities in the central Puget Sound area for bikers of all skill levels.

The openings include the Iverson Railroad Grade, Northwest Timber and Preston Railroad Grade trails.

Biker should be aware of potential isolated road closures.

During weekdays in April, several culvert installations may close the Main Tiger Mountain No. 4000 forest road and will likely delay recreationists traveling this road. During mid-summer, crews will be installing a vehicle bridge on the West Side No. 1000 forest road, which will likely require a temporary closure of the Iverson Railroad Trail for a few days.

For updates on road closures that may affect recreation access at Tiger Mountain, visit this website.

Due to a heavy winter snowpack, the new mountain bike trail in the East Tiger Mountain area will not likely be complete and open until mid-summer 2012. The East Tiger Summit Trail project involves assistance from the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, and its completion depends on the support of volunteer labor. To learn more about volunteer trail work parties on DNR-managed state trust lands, visit the department’s volunteer website and follow the link to the volunteer calendar.

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