East Fork Foss River - Necklace Valley Trail

Skykomish Ranger District

8:30AM - 3:30PM
Fri, Jun 21, 2013


turnpike conversion on the Necklace Valley Trail

Hwy 2 east of Skykomish. Necklace Valley is a fragile sub-alpine valley with extensive meadows. As you walk up the valley, your senses will be delighted with the moss-covered trees and rushing streams. The work will be doing early season trail maintenance including brushing, drainage cleaning and tread repair. If we get that done we will move on to converting old, slippery puncheon (boardwalk) into turnpike structures (raised, hardened tread) a couple of miles from the trailhead.

Situated in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, the first 1.5 miles follow an old railroad grade through lush forest with lots of moss and rushing water. Once crossing the river at milepost 5.0, the trail becomes very steep and rough, climbing 2,550 feet in 2.2 miles.

Driving directions:
From Seattle, drive north on I-5 to Everett and take exit 194 onto US 2. Drive east on US 2 to the Skykomish Ranger Station, approximately 1 mile beyond the town of Skykomish. Continue driving east one-half mile and turn right (south) on the Foss River Road (Forest Service Road 68). Follow the Foss River Road for 4.1 miles to the trailhead and parking area on the left (Driving time from Seattle: approximately 2.0 hours.) Also, if you wish to avoid I-5 and the Everett traffic and you are coming from the south, you can drive I-405 north from Bellevue and just before Woodinville turn onto Highway 522 to Monroe/Stevens Pass. At Monroe you join Highway 2 and continue according to the above instructions.


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

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