Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

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Day Hike - Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

9:00 AM at Seattle-East Auto Truck Plaza (I-90 Exit 34)

Otter Falls – a spectacular waterfall descending down a rock face into Lipsy Lake. The trail begins with the Gateway Bridge crossing the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River. Turn upstream and enjoy the hike between the river and overhanging cliffs. At 0.75 mile, the trail climbs away from the river and passes under Stegosaurus Butte. Another mile further, the trail follows the old logging railroad grade used by pioneers. At 3 miles, the trail descends again to river level. At approximately 4 miles, we’ll reach Lipsy Lake and take a short hike up to Otter Falls. Round trip: 8 miles (approx), 800 feet gain. Leader: Tim Nair 425-891-8668 tim.nair@verizon.net. Note: we may encounter some snow.

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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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