Day Hike - North Bend Ranger Station

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Day Hike - North Bend Ranger Station

Cut your own Christmas tree! Start a new family tradition: join us for a short hike and bring home your very own wild Christmas tree from the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

  • Easy
  • Pace: 1mph

We will meet at the Snoqualmie Ranger District - North Bend Office at 9:00am to buy the required Christmas tree permits and be directed to the appropriate location(s) for tree harvesting by the rangers.

The ranger station's address is:
902 SE North Bend Way, Bldg 1
North Bend, WA 98045

Operating Hours:

The ranger station is typically open for several holiday season weekends; due to staffing levels we may have to re-schedule if the ranger station is closed. (After Veterans Day in November holiday season hours should be available.)
current hours

Phone Number: 
(425) 888-1421

Driving Directions:
Drive I-90 to Exit 32. Turn north at end of exit ramp. Turn left at "T" intersection on North Bend Way. In approximately one mile, the Ranger Station is on your right.

Please note: We will not hike a full route; we will simply wander a bit in order to locate Christmas trees and to avoid cutting down too many trees in one spot. Bringing work gloves, a tarp, a small shovel, and a saw are strongly recommended.

The Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest allows the harvesting of a Christmas tree; some restrictions apply and everyone\every family who would like to cut a Christmas tree must purchase a $10 permit in advance.

Leader plans on bringing a folding camp table plus a stove for making hot chocolate and cider. Bring a mug!

 

Route/Place

North Bend Ranger Station


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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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