Middle Fork Snoqualmie River


Day Hike - Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

Beautiful forest hike along the Middle Fork and Pratt River

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Tibbets P&R in Issaquah, 7:30am. The road to the trailhead is paved and accessible to all cars. Drivers will need a Discovery Pass. 

 We will be hiking in the opposite direction from the recent slide (which is about 1.1 miles upstream), and I will monitor trip reports carefully to make sure the area is safe. The Middle Fork trail is officially closed - we will not be hiking on it.

We'll hike upstream on the Pratt Connector Trail to meet the Pratt River trail (described as "nearly lost" in my guidebook, but since reopened), then hike up this trail to explore for another couple of miles.  

Enjoy an easy forest hike, beautiful bridges, a section of trail blasted out of a granite face, and the roaring sounds of the Middle Fork. If we are lucky we will see some herons, bald eagles, and artifacts of the old railway. 

We will aim to move at a  moderate pace, but nobody will be left behind. Please bring lunch - we'll take a lunch break (picnic?) at a reasonable time.



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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