Day Hike - Middle Fork Snoqualmie River


Day Hike - Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

Join the Tacoma Singles Activities Committee for a moderate 12-mile round trip hike with minimal elevation gain along this wild and beautiful section of Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail from the Middle Fork Trailhead to the Dingford Creek Trailhead. *Singles of all backgrounds are encouraged to participate, but any and all are welcome!

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,100 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

Meet at the Snoqualmie Ranger Station at 8:45am:

902 SE North Bend Way, North Bend

Directions to the Ranger Station: From I-90 East, take Exit 32. Turn left at end of exit ramp onto 436th Ave SE. Turn left at "T" intersection on SE North Bend Way. In approximately one mile, the Ranger Station is on your right.

From there, we can consolidate cars and caravan to the Middle Fork Trailhead, about a 30-minute drive from the ranger station.  Drivers will need to display a NW Forest Pass at the trailhead.

There are restrooms at the ranger station and pit toilets at the Middle Fork Trailhead and Dingford Creek Trailhead (our turnaround point).

*There will be an optional post-hike meal at the North Bend Bar & Grill (145 E North Bend Way, North Bend), just a 3-minute drive from the ranger station. 

At a pace of 2.5 mph, this hike could take about 6 hours, factoring in a 30-minute lunch break and rest stops along the way.  Expect to be back at the ranger station at 4:30pm or possibly later.

This is a beautiful hike through the forest with glimpses of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River throughout.   There are multiple creek crossings along the trail and it's likely we'll encounter some muddy sections.  Trekking poles recommended.

See the WTA trail description for more information: 


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
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