Outdoor Seattle

One of the most scenic 32 mile bike rides in the Seattle area

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail meanders past working farms as well as preserved open space areas, and connects to the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Iron Horse State Park.  You will follow the river from Duvall to Carnation and then climb up and hug the ridge until you reach Snoqualmie.  The trail stops at the North edge of Snoqualmie and you get back on the trail at the south edge of town.  You do ride right past the falls. The entire elevation gain is 400 feet and it is very gradual.  This is a 32 mile trail with a crushed rock surface.  This is a very easy 32 mile bike ride with beautiful scenery.  This ride is my favorite trail to prepare for STP which I do every other year as two day rider.  I will leave my car at McCormick Park in Duvall, ride to North Bend where I have an early lunch, and return to Duval by early afternoon.  North Bend has the only bike shop so carry a tire repair kit and bring water. Traffic is modest and includes cyclists, walkers, and horseback riders that you start to see as you get closer to North Bend. You can access the trail at :
  • Rattlesnake Lake : North Bend
  • SE North Bend Way & SE
  • NE 4th & Ballarat Ave : North Bend
  • Tokul Creek SE : Near Snoqualmie
  • 356th Pl SE : Near Fall City
  • Nick Loutsis Park : Carnation
  • McCormick Park : Duvall
There is a short and easy to follow detour at Reinig Bridge just after you pass Carnation.   The on-trail toilet facilities are at Nick Loutsis Park and at Rattlesnake Lake.  You can find nicer facilities in Duvall, Carnation, Snoqualmie, and North Bend.  King County provides a fairly detailed map at King County Bicycling Guidemap. If you want a more detailed map of this trail, buy the Green Trails Map No. 205S, Rattlesnake Mountain (on sale at REI).

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