American Hiking Society event aims to bring more non-motorized use to trails across the nation.
In celebration of National Trails Day, Saturday, June 3, is a fee-free day for entry to Washington state parks as well as Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. No Discover Pass will be required at state parks and no Forest Pass is required at national forest trailheads and fee sites.
In addition, a number of hiking and biking events are planned across the Northwest.
Along with state parks, national forests will also waive fees the following Saturday, June 10, for National Get Outdoors Day.
National Trails Day, celebrated annually on the first Saturday in June, is organized by the American Hiking Society as a nationally coordinated event designed to unite all muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting more people to trails.
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Around Western Washington, a number of hikes, bike rides and other events are planned by local trail groups and outdoors enthusiasts, including hikes around Lake Boren Park, Seattle’s West Duwamish Greenbelt, the Union Bay Natural Area, Big Four Ice Caves and more. Check the National Trails Day website to find a local outing.
To mark the day, The Mountaineers outdoors club has trail-work parties on the Ira Spring Trail, off Interstate 90; 8 Mile Trail in Darrington; Church Creek Trail in Olympic National Forest, and the Pacific Crest Trail near Stampede Pass. Sign-up is required.
Corrected version: An earlier version of this story, posted June 2, 2017, incorrectly said national forests would not waive fees on Saturday, June 3.