Tokul Fees Reduced in 2013
November 30, 2012
Stacy Karacostas, Communications & Membership Director for EMBA
Seattle, Wash. - As of January 1, 2013, the fee for an individual non-motorized permit for Tokul will be reduced from $75 to just $45, and a family permit will drop from $150 to $80! Day use permits will still be a very reasonable $8.
Over the past year, Evergreen has worked hard with Hancock Forest Management to modify their access permit program in ways that are less restrictive to our sport including:
- Changes that allow night riding, trail maintenance and chainsaw use,
- Eliminating sign-in cards,
- Developing a process for new trail construction.
Now we've also been successful in getting Hancock to recognize the value of a much lower annual fee for non-motorized use on their lands.
No user fee is ever popular, but all these changes show that Hancock does want to support recreation. Their staff has been great to work with and while their business is timber, not recreation, they are concerned with providing a benefit to the community.
Status of New and Existing Trails at Tokul
Another terrific opportunity for us is that Hancock is also very open to additional MTB specific trails being built on their land - something we often have to fight for on public lands.
Any new trail will still require advanced approval from Hancock; and that means mapping and flagging. Unauthorized trail building could result in the property being closed completely.
If you want to start building a new trail at Tokul contact email@example.com Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and we'll help you through the process.
Meanwhile, trails at Tokul East are coming back nicely thanks to the work of a number of volunteers. There's plenty to ride up there once again.
Please note, new logging is scheduled to start any day now in Tokul West. The only MTB trail expected to be affected is Beaver Pond, but that means access off the SVT will be interrupted until it gets rebuilt.
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