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Evergreen’s 30th Anniversary Year Promises Bonanza of Trail Projects

16 | Mar | '19
Yvonne Kraus

2018 was an amazing and incredibly successful year.

It was the year we opened Raging River, finished new trails at Tiger, completed the first phases of construction at Chickadee, welcomed TransCascadia to the Gifford Pinchot, built new trails at Dockton Park, and started construction on the Ride Park and Pump Track at Beacon Hill. All of this was possible because of YOU!

Evergreen's 30th Anniversary Year promises to be just as exciting!

In April, Evergreen will turn 30. In the beginning we were a small group of passionate Puget Sound riders excited about a brand-new sport. Now, we’ve grown to a nationally recognized leader in trail advocacy, education and construction, with 5,500 members statewide. That’s right, 5,500 riders understand that together we can accomplish more.

We LOVE your support, and we love that YOU are allowing us to make things happen and go big. Thank you for your help and dedication!

Here’s what you can look forward to this year…

Trail Openings:

  • North Mountain, Darrington: late summer. (Thrilling!)
  • Alpine Baldy, Skykomish: mid-summer. (Gorgeous!)
  • Lewis Butte, Winthrop: early summer. (Collaborative!)
  • Chickadee, Twisp: opens summer. (Scenic!)
  • #6 Trail, Battle Ground: early summer. (Connective!)
  • #2 Canyon Phase 1: late spring. (Expansive!)
  • Camp Sekani Skills Park and Pump Track: early summer. (Playful!)
  • Ribbed DH Trail Completion: late summer. (Legendary!)

Trail Opening Celebration Dates and Events will be announced throughout the spring and summer – stay tuned – we have much to celebrate this year! Read on for an overview of 2019 trail projects in the works – It’s impressive and purely possible because of you. THANK YOU!


New Trail Design & Construction Projects:

Central Chapter

  • Squilchuck State Park Expansion and maintenance (Wenatchee)
  • Ribbed Trail Construction, Freund Canyon (Leavenworth)
  • Echo Ridge Trails Expansion (Chelan)
  • No2 Canyon Phase 1 Completion (Wenatchee)

Kittitas Chapter

  • Naneum Ridge Ride Park Construction (Ellensburg)

Cascades to Sound Chapter

  • Alpine Baldy Phase II Design (Skykomish)
  • Raging River, phase 2 and 3 Construction (Issaquah/North Bend)
  • Dockton Park Trail Network Expansion and Maintenance (Vashon Island)
  • Tehalee Trail Network Design (Bonney Lake)
  • North Mountain Trail Network Completion (Darrington)
  • Keizer Mountain Bike Trail Design (Olympia)
  • Bellevue Pump Track Design (Bellevue)
  • Tennant Trailhead Park Construction (North Bend)
  • Tiger Mountain Phase 4 (Issaquah/Snoqualmie)

West Sound Chapter

  • Port Gamble Ride Park Construction (Port Gamble/Kingston)
  • Bainbridge Island Grand Park Design

East Chapter

  • Beacon Hill Ride Park and Pump Track Completion (Spokane)

Cowlitz-Naches Chapter

  • Support trail work in Gifford Pinchot NF, for the Trans Cascadia Race (Packwood/White Pass/Naches)
  • Formalize Trails at Soup Creek with Forest Service (Naches)

Southwest Chapter

  • Assist DNR with Development of 17-mile Trail System at the Yacolt Burn (Battle Ground)
  • Washougal Pump Track Construction (Washougal)

Methow Chapter

  • Expand and Maintain Trails at Sun Mountain (Winthrop)
  • Build new climbing trail on Buck Mountain system (Winthrop)
  • Build a stacked loop community trail system in Winthrop (Winthrop)


  • Continue RTP backcountry trail maintenance statewide. Deliver 30,000 volunteer maintenance hours to land managers by November 2019.
  • Seabrook Trail Network Expansion (Seabrook)


Yvonne Kraus

Evergreen Executive Director