Skagit Trail Builders (STB) evolved out of Mount Vernon Trail Builders (MVTB). Our work building trails at Little Mountain Park began in May of 2009 and ended in March of 2017. In seven years we amassed more than 14,000 volunteer hours; building and maintaining seven miles of high quality and sustainable multi-use trails.
However, before work could begin we earned the opportunity through advocacy. We encouraged our friends, families, and community to attend public meetings. That effort began nearly a decade ago, producing a trails-centric vision for Little Mountain Park.
We are grateful for the opportunity that we had at Little Mountain Park. Our goal was to make that incredible resource more accessible to the public. The Heart of the Park (HOP) Public Trails Facility and Bicycle Skills Park has been in the works for years, when realized it will fulfill an important vision. It is our understanding that the City of Mount Vernon intends to do just that; adding parking, restrooms and a bicycle skills park.
We are proud of the trails we designed and built at Little Mountain, but our mission has evolved. The demand for trails only increases, and our community supports them – so our new focus is on building trails in Skagit County.
Planning for a new regional trails system in Sedro-Woolley is well underway. In addition to our name change, we are excited to be working with Skagit County Parks and Recreation, the Port of Skagit, and the City of Sedro Woolley.
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Our mission continues to be the building of multi-use trails, ones designed for hikers, runners, and mountain bikers – and to connect these trails to local parks, schools, neighborhoods and our down-towns. This in our view provides the greatest benefit to the residents of Skagit County and its visitors, enabling them to walk, run, and bike for fun, recreation, transportation, and health.
The following video is old, created back when we were MVTB, but it shows who we were – and what we still passionately believe in.
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