Middle Fork Snoqualmie River


Day Hike - Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

This is a 10 mile round trip low-elevation hike along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River to the Cripple Creek Waterfall. We'll cross some lovely bridges and Garfield Mountain along the way to the waterfall. Review some recent hike reports on WTA.org to see some stunning photos.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

Meet at the Eastgate Park & Ride, exit 11A off I-90, Bellevue at 7:15.  Drivers need a Northwest forest Pass to park at the trail head.

This will be a fairly easy hike so we will try to go at a brisk pace of 1.75-2 mph, not including rest breaks. The road to get there is in good shape, according to trip reports so low clearance vehicles should be able to manage it.

The trail will be crowded so we'll get an early start. Be aware this is Father's Day so don't register if you have plans with your dad later that day.


Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

  • Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness

    Green Trails Mt Si No. 174

    Green Trails Skykomish No. 175

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
Trip Reports