Backcountry Trail Run - Otter Falls


Backcountry Trail Run - Otter Falls

An after work fun run with our 2-legged and 4-legged friends.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • Pace: 12-15 minute miles

Please be at the Taylor River TH at 5:00 PM and be ready to run by 5:15 PM.  Google and Waze can direct you to the TH but the basic idea is to drive all the way to the end of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rd then keep going (past the outhouses) to the gate.  Find a spot to park then gather at the gate.

The Taylor River Trail  is a great place to run!  OK, sure, it's an out and back and those can be boring but there are some beautiful stretches on this trail.  That, combined with the overall runability make this a great destination IMO.

Weather should be really nice Wednesday evening but please make you to bring appropriate gear for the conditions.  Sunset is about 9 and we should be back well before then but please bring a headlamp just in case.

You need to have graduated from either the Backcountry Trail Running or Scrambling to participate in this event.  

Just to be clear, my Vizsla will be joining us and will be mostly off leash.  He is an accomplished runner and a great trail companion.  The picture featured in this trip is him last at our destination this week.  You are welcome to bring your pup as well so long as it is friendly and is capable of this run.


Taylor River

  • Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness

    Green Trails Mt Si No. 174

    Green Trails Skykomish No. 175
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Headlamp
  • Clothing appropriate for the conditions
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