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John Wayne Pioneer Trail (Snoqualmie Tunnel) is a 8.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.4 mi Elevation gain 341 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Road biking Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Running Cave Partially paved Rails trails Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife
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Getting There

Day use fee to park, Discover Pass accepted

Washington State Parks Tel: 360.902.8844 www.parks.wa.gov

From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 54. Right off freeway, immediate left for 0.5 miles. Right following signs to Iron Horse State Park. Another immediate right, 0.1 miles to trailhead

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Dustin Marthini
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Terri Cunningham
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Terri Cunningham
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Eric Roth
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Leah Deibert Smith
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Awesome and cold!

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Johnny Ma
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Relaxing

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Karsten Huttelmaier
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It's dark. the tunnel portion is about 2.5 miles one way.

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Jered Carter
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HikingGreat!

Great hike we did 9.1 miles. The tunnel was cold even though it was 86 degrees outside. There are tables and bathrooms that are open, on both sides of the tunnel.

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Rex Wight
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David Smith
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Great bike ride. Highly recommended and the tunnel was awesome.

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Nathan David
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Terri Cunningham
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James Whitman
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Simon Moore
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HikingGreat!

Great trail, does get very cold in the tunnel (even in August) and you need flashlights. Flat trail, so easy for kids if they can handle the distance.

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John Crawford
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Emma Kimber
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HikingGreat!

This trail is so cool, the Snoqualmie Tunnel is about 2.5 miles and it's a cool experience for anyone, kid and dog friendly. I would recommend bringing head lamps or a few flashlights and wear layers.

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Jim Carson
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Road bikingGreat!

This is a relatively flat, cool trail in abject darkness, definitely a must see. Plenty of parking at Hyak (Discovery Pass required) and restrooms at TH and 1/4 mile west of exit. Easy hike or bike. Bring a flashlight (you cannot see inside), a light jacket (it’s cold), a head covering ( it does drip) and sunglasses (it’s bright on the west side). If I did this again I would want to do a through route and continue to Twin Falls state park.

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Miranda Ness
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A very cool trail. I recommend having extra layers since the tunnel is cold and make sure you have a headlamp or a some sort of great light source.

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Lysandra Ness
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Great tunnel to walk through and some beautiful forestry. Recommend a headlamp for the tunnel as it is quite dark. The tunnel can also be a little cold - I needed my gloves.

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Justin Kearney
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Tunnel is exciting. It was chilly so plan accordingly.

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Brandon Johnson
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Debbie Johnson
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Loved it! Walked it early with my 12 year old son. Very interesting.

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Justin Battaglia
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The Save Room
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very spooky!!!

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Zara A
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Walked through and back in the tunnel yesterday. Kids enjoyed it! We parked at Hyak trailhead. There were a lot of people most people had masks and respected social distance. There were people on bikes, please make sure to wear reflective clothing or have flash lights. It was a bit chilly and wet wear something to keep you warm and dry. There are numbered markings on the wall of the tunnel, 1-42 to help answer your kids "how much longer" questions. The tunnel is 2.7 miles one way. There are 3-4 picnic tables, beautiful views and a water fall at the end of the tunnel.

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Katrina Lee
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Mario Nava
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Tunnel is nice

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