Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail

EASY 32 reviews

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail is a 25.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
25.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From Seattle, east on I-90 to exit 34. Turn left onto 468th Ave and travel 0.6 miles. Turn right onto Middle Fork Rd and go 3 miles (keeping left at the fork.) Turn left onto Forest Service Road 56 and travel 11.5 miles to the parking area on the right.

hiking
10 days ago

Nice easy hike with the dogs today. Got to the trailhead at 9. Didn't see anyone else until I was on my way back. We didn't do the whole bike, went for a little over and hour then headed back.

hiking
16 days ago

trail running
19 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Trail is in great shape.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Less than a mile of the road remains unpaved. Nice easy trail through the forest. Muddy in places but otherwise in good condition

1 month ago

Great second day of back to back hiking.

2 months ago

2 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

8/14/2016 (Sunday) - On a hot sunny day, a walk in the woods along the river gave people a pleasant feeling. Not many users, moderate traffic. The trail is dry in this season, no obstacles up to 3.5 miles from the trailhead, just passing the riverside, then uncleared big trees and washouts appear. Overgrowths are obviously dense than my last visit. The road construction project is making progress, as there are almost no pothole, but the paved sections are not increased. More cars parked to the end of the road across the Taylor River bridge than the official Middle Fork parking lot, which is much better paved and maintained.

10 months ago

I haven't been to the trail and was thinking of going there this weekend. The road condition scared me (especially because I drive a Prius) but I found this website and thought I should share it with people who might concerned with the same thing. Happy hiking! Btw, I had no choice but to rate to post this comment...
https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/snoqualmie/documents/2016-08-11.pdf

hiking
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Beautiful trail. Lots of downfall from winter storms. Big trees to cross over, through, around. Beware of the potholes on the construction road traveling to the TH.

hiking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

hiking
Monday, October 19, 2015

10/18/2015 (Sunday) -- I follow a small group led by George of IATC to get the first taste of the Middle Fork area. The road is still under construction, and is open only one some weekends. It's nearly 15 miles long, still very rough, requiring careful driving for 30-40 minutes. There are multiple trails from the two trailheads leading to different directions. Walking along the river, one may enjoy wonderful views near and far. The trailheads require National Pass (NW Forest Pass, Senior Pass...). The trails are easy to walk, well maintained, very gentle incline. After the road paving is completed in one year or so, this area will certainly become much crowded. This is a cloudy to lightly rainy day, very typical of this season in this area, and I feel such weather is still good for outdoors with waterproof gear.

Monday, July 27, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Forest Service Road 56 is closed past the Mailbox Peak trailhead, so this trail is inaccessible until repairs are completed. The road can be used by pedestrians and bicyclists.

Sunday, July 06, 2014