Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail

Snoqualmie Ranger District

8:30AM - 3:30PM
Sat, Apr 23, 2011


by Kyle Bissell

Puget Sound, I-90 corridor. A mostly flat walk up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, this trail follows an abandoned logging railroad grade. This trail was hit hard this winter and late spring, so is in need of some major repairs. We will be working on a variety of projects in the first couple miles of the trail.

Crossing the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River on a bridge constructed by volunteers and the Forest Service hikers are safely delivered to the other side of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie. Turning left the trail leads them deep into the quiet forest, where the near total silence is broken only by the murmuring river, the whispering of wind through the trees, or birdsong from the fish-eating birds that live in the area. The trail widens, thanks to an old railroad path. This is your only hint of the area's roots in logging - the railway was used to pull logs out after timber harvests. The trail alternates between edging along the river and pushing back into the forest. At six miles the trail reaches another bridge that spans the Middlefork at Dingford Creek.

Driving directions:
From Seattle drive east on I-90 east and take exit 34 (Edgewick Road.) Turn left off of the ramp, drive 0.5 miles and then take a right on SE Middle Fork Road (Forest Service Road 56). At 1.5 miles from the freeway you will come to a 'Y' intersection. Bear left. At 2.7 miles from the freeway come to a stop sign. Turn left and continue following the Middle Fork Road (dirt road at this point). After approximately 12.0 miles from the freeway you find the trailhead and parking on the right. **Note, it is a rough dirt road and may take you longer than expected to reach the trail head.** (Driving time from Seattle: approximately 1.75 hours.)


GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head

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