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Two New Trails Added in Wild Sky Country

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, Wild Sky

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has announced the decision to add two new trails in Wild Sky Country, Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls, along the U.S. Highway 2 corridor near the town of Skykomish.

Photo Courtesy of Steven Fey

Photo Courtesy of Steven Fey

In September 2014 Washington Wild coordinated a letter to the USFS with 12 other prominent Washington conservation and recreation organizations supporting the creation of these two new trails. These additions provide increased access to the Wild Sky Wilderness and surrounding area and are well sited to meet the growing demand for outdoor recreation in areas close to the Greater Seattle Area.  

The Frog Mountain trail was deemed a high priority as part of a recent trail plan associated with the designation of the Wild Sky Wilderness in 2008. It provides a 3.8 mile trail into the eastern portion of the Wild Sky Wilderness and recreational access for hikers and equestrians while preserving the Wilderness quality of the area. The Alpine Falls trail provides a nearly one mile accessible trail just 6 miles east of the town of Skykomish and accessible from U.S. Highway 2.

Read the September 2014 comment letter.