KCEHC Trail Guide

King County Executive Horse Council

Private Forestland Access Policies

Campbell Global: Snoqualmie Forest

Campbell Global bought the Snoqualmie Forest from Hancock Forest Management in December 2015, and is continuing their policy of requiring permits for recreational access, with a slightly higher price. Annual permits are $50, daily permits are $8, and can be purchased online at their website: https://www.sqrecreation.com/

Hancock Forest Management
Recreation Access Program: White River Forest

Although Hancock Forest Management has sold their White River Forest holdings to the Muckleshoot Tribe, they are still administering the recreational access permit program on the tribe's behalf. Permits are $45/year or $8/day, purchasable from their website: https://www.hancockrecreationnw.com/white-river/about/about-white-river

Buying a permit

To purchase a permit, go to the site above for the forest you're interested in and follow the appropriate links.
For Hancock
, click on the appropriate type of permit (probably "Non-motorized Recreation Access Permit for Individuals") on the left-hand side. You will be asked to agree to a waiver of liability (you can read a sample ahead of time here) and to the Rules and Regulations (below) before buying the permit, and payment is accepted through PayPal only. Hancock FM will then send you an email with a link to your permit, which you then print out and carry with you on your ride, along with photo ID. They also suggest printing a second copy and putting it on your windshield if parked near a trailhead. I suggest printing a few backup copies as well, in case of damage.
For Campbell, the "FAQs" link at the top of the page contains an Online Permit Purchase item that gives some info, but to actually get a permit, click on the link at the bottom of the page for the type of permit you want. NOTE that the "Annual Non-motorized Permit for Families" is the same as for individuals -- if you want an annual permit, that's the link to click on. Add the permit to your "cart" and checkout.

Rules and Regulations - Snoqualmie Forest <-- follow the link from this page

Rules and Regulations - White River Forest <-- follow the link from this page

Hancock's FAQ - Non-motorized access