Tolt-MacDonald Overlook

MODERATE 29 reviews

Tolt-MacDonald Overlook is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carnation, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
790 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

Tolt-MacDonald offers three miles of forested and riverside trails and is a favorite mountain biking destination. The backcountry area of the park is located on the west side of the river across the suspension bridge. In addition to the trails within the park, an extensive network of single track trails in the adjacent Ames Lake Forest (managed by Port Blakely) can be accessed from Tolt-MacDonald. And if you want a bicycle tour of local farms and forests, head east from the park along the Tolt River to access the 27-mile Snoqualmie Valley Trail.

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1 month ago

Very nice trail although it has some spots that might be hard for kids, it is a good trail for walking seeing trees and plants.

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2 months ago

The view is great but there is no signage. Take a map

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Great short little hike with some great views

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

There's no signage anywhere to tell you that you're on this trail. Unless you have a map it's not easy to find. Once in the trail it's also hard to find your way without a map. There were other trails heads marked but not this one. There are also many trails that branch off of each other. In other words TAKE A MAP!!!!!!!
Overlook was beautiful!

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Monday, June 13, 2016

6/12/2016 (Sunday) -- Revisit this park on a mild summer morning with weather being partly sunny/cloudy, 60-68F for a larger loop (5 miles). The view was not as awesome as the previous one because of the morning sun and the clouds. Paths are drier. Traffic is light. Good solitude in the woods.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

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Friday, April 08, 2016

4/7/2016 (Thursday) -- Solo 3:15 - 4:55 pm, sunny "hot" spring afternoon, up to 80+F. Plenty of parking places, pleasant river, bridge, campsite. Lots of woody trails (wide and narrow) to loop on the flat highland with about 500ft elevation from the river bank. Light traffic and good solitude on a weekday afternoon. Though there is a large ugly stretch of uncleared felled woodland on both sides of the "South Road", the southeast end of the "East Road" provides an awesome view of the fields near Carnation to Cascade peaks and Mount Si and RattleSnake Mountain to the east and southeast, and Tigers to the south, with Mt Rainier showing its top from behind. This is definite a place worthy of 2 hr's hiking.