National Trails Day is Saturday, June 7, and to help the public celebrate, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will waive fees for day-use sites, along with all Pacific Northwest Region U.S. Forest Service and Oregon/Washington Bureau of Land Management. These sites normally require a fee or recreation pass, such as the Northwest Forest Pass, Interagency Annual, Interagency Senior or Golden Age, or Interagency Access or Golden Access Passport. Revenue from recreation fees are used to maintain the facilities and services associated with trails and other outdoor recreation sites.
American Hiking Society’s website lists over a thousand National Trails Day events planned across the country. For information about the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest go to http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs/.