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    Trails in Auburn? or Gamefarm Park

    Created from this other thread as to no clog it.
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    J_Hopper, not sure where the trailhead is there, but I am familiar with the road that goes past the entrance to Gamefarm Park.
    I am just up Muckleshoot hill past the Casino some.


    Would like to see a good network of legit trails started in this area.

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    I've contacted EBextreme's friend who said he has done some trail building there a few years ago. I'm going to try to get together with him in the next few weeks, if he's got time, so he can show me the layout. I'll post here what I find out. Apparently there already are some legit trails in the area. I have no idea what's left and what kind of condition they're in.

    I'm not exactly sure where the trail head is EBextreme's friend used to access. However, I know there are some trails down there. The one's I've seen take off from east of Game Farm Wilderness Park (that's off Stuck River Dr; Game Farm Park is 2900 R ST SE). Take Stuck River Dr east to about the 3200 block. You'll pass by Game Farm Wilderness Park on the left. Just after the park is a berm to the left which is probably an old levy that separates the road from the Stuck River. On the other side of that berm is a huge field. Go to the east end of that field, where the field hits the woodline and you'll see a trail that goes over the berm along the field/woodline divide. That should get you back in there.

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    Thanks, will have to do some scouting in my rig when I get time.

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    Auburn Trails?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corey52
    Thanks, will have to do some scouting in my rig when I get time.
    I always thought there was considerable trail potential on both sides of the river. Scouted the area a few years ago. Discovered Sawyer and started riding there. Been doing all my trail building at Henry's Ridge the last three years but would like another project closer. Do not always have the time to get out to Henry's.

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    The only trail I have actually walked down there was years ago when my sons were quite young.
    It was at the very end of the parking lot where is kind of like a small stage, and a trail behind it to walk down to the river.

    Is this where you access one of the areas?

    It would be cool to get the city involved to get some developing done like what is being done at the new bike park at Black Diamond and Duthie.

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    Corey52,

    I'd go in where I described. It's all tied together back in there. However, most of the short trails behind Game Farm Wilderness Park are part of a frisbee golf course. There's a fence separating the park from the open field I described in my earlier post. From what I remember, there are no trails in the open field (it reminds me of Alaskan Tundra, windswept grass with scattered trees here and there). To the east of the field I know there are some trails.

    I'm not sure who the actual land owner is. I've been told it's owned by King County but Auburn has jurisdiction over it. Not sure how that works. I also know there's some Muckleshoot land in that area as well.

    I've only been back in there a couple of times and it's been a while. I'm hoping to get back out in the next few weeks with ebextreme's friend so I can really see what's there.

    Auburn is very park friendly, so if this idea got any momentum, it actually might take off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey52
    The only trail I have actually walked down there was years ago when my sons were quite young.
    It was at the very end of the parking lot where is kind of like a small stage, and a trail behind it to walk down to the river.

    Is this where you access one of the areas?

    It would be cool to get the city involved to get some developing done like what is being done at the new bike park at Black Diamond and Duthie.
    Yes, that and the other side of the river. It has been about 3 or 4 years since I have been there so things could be more interesting now. At one time the tribal police had a target range on the south side of the river. Probably not in use any longer.
    If the City of Auburn has control over a big enough area and their attitude is positive it would be great. I might get out there Sunday to look around. Depends on how many fallen trees I have to deal with out at Henry's Ridge.

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