Otter and Big Creek Falls Via Taylor River Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The real story here is The new and improved middle Fork Road!!! So many great hikes and peeks with several hiking options along this beautiful " super hwy "... Not much to say about the trail itself… As of now, there is a lot of solitude and beautiful forest walks… I can imagine some of the creek crossings will be hard when the water is rushing… epic camp spots and swim holes all along this long and beautiful valley…easy to say in the least!!!! I didn't break a sweat in the 12 miles I did... This is a great way to sniff out those secret waterfalls
Easy walk to the falls. Not much water there this late in the season, but there are some places to swim on the way
Such a great day hike! Also, the trail up to Otter Falls now has more markings (a cairn and rock arrow).
Right now there is some water on the trail. A little bit of snow in a few places but other than that its pretty much slush from the trailhead to Otter Falls. Its pretty much like hiking through a small creek the entire way up. Some parts are of the trail are super soft too. Didn't see a single person the entire trek. Pretty rad!!
This is a great trail for all levels of experience. About a 10 mile round trip but the 2 falls are just great.
cool trail, could be a thru hike with some lakes but we did an out and back overnight from the north bend side.
Perfect swimming at the base of Otter Falls on a hot summer day!
We missed this hike because of snow, so we had to hike middle fork...but I found some solid directions:
From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 (Edgewick Road). Turn left (north) onto 468th Street and follow it to the junction with the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (Forest Road 56). Turn right and continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road for 12.5 miles to the Taylor River Road (just past the Middle Fork trailhead parking area). Turn left onto the Taylor River Road and drive to a wide parking area at its end, in about 0.5 mile.
A great trail. Don't forget your Discovery Pass like I did :p