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Friends of Pack Forest,

There will be active logging operations starting September 7th. During this time the 1000 Road between the falls trail and the parking lot will be closed to all traffic, as it will be used for hauling equipment and logs.

To access the falls, use the trail to the east of the parking lot by our greenhouse, or access the falls from the Bud Blanchard trail in Eatonville.  The horse trailer parking lot will also be closed weekdays.

Logging operations will conclude by November 12th, after which access to the 1000 Road and its trails will be restored.

Pack Forest is open to hikers. Limited parking is available in the lot by the administration building and the Arboretum lot until dusk. All vehicles still in that lot after dusk will be towed at the owner’s expense.

 

We are grateful Pack Forest can provide a place for outdoor exercise and tranquility. Please remember the health and safety of our staff, students and surrounding community are our top priority at Pack Forest. Please pay attention to the following:

 

  1. Keep your pet on a leash, and always clean up after your pet.
  2. Park in designated, hard surfaced, parking areas only. If the parking lot is full, we suggest you postpone your hike
  3. Pack Forest hiking hours coincide with daylight hours
  4. There is one portable toilet near the front gate for public use-it is serviced weekly. Please be considerate of all other hikers
  5. Pack it in, pack it out. Do not leave litter on the trails. Though, there are garbage cans near the trailheads, we suggest you take your garbage home
  6. Stay on designated trails only!

 

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Hunting

Hunting at Pack Forest is permitted only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the hunting season. State regulations apply. Pack Forest is closed to hunting Monday through Thursday.

 

Mount Rainier Institute

In partnership with Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rainier Institute programs provide hands-on field science investigations in an amazing outdoor “classroom.” Students in grades 4-12 develop science skills, connect to nature, and build community. Our experienced educators work closely with teachers to customize a three- to five-day program in ways that best fit the school’s curriculum. It is an educational adventure students remember for a lifetime.

 

Pack Forest

Pack Forest provides a field location for faculty, staff, and students from the University of Washington's School of Environmental and Forest Sciences to teach, study, conduct research, and demonstrate modern forest management.

 

Pack Forest provides a number of opportunities for you or your group to learn about forest ecology, forest management, new ideas in forestry, and what we're doing at Pack today.

 

Pack Forest also provides opportunities for the public to hike, bike, horseback ride, stroll or roll along a barrier-free self guided trail, or hunt during hunting season. Download Map Here

 

For more information on operations, timber sales, or other forest-related business, please contact Chase Beyer, Forest Manager. He can be reached by email at chbeyer@uw.edu.