NORTH BEND The state Department of Natural Resources opened the new 17-mile Raging River State Forest mountain bike trail system Saturday, May 19.
Combined with nearby East Tiger Mountain Bike Trails, the addition of Raging River puts over 40 miles of mountain biking trail next to Issaquah, Snoqualmie and North Bend. Pending additional funding and coordination, Natural Resources plans to connect Raging River and East Tiger mountain bike trail systems with additional trails to ride from downtown North Bend.
“Providing recreational access to our public lands is a cornerstone of our work,” Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz said. “This trail system is a great example of how we can connect people with publicly owned, working forestland by creating opportunities to play and explore. It’s an amazing addition to the outdoor destination area.”
“These new world-class mountain bike trails are the result of an innovative and cost effective public-private partnership between DNR and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance,” said Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Executive Director Yvonne Kraus.