Taylor River


Day Hike - Otter Falls

Low elevation hike, great for November. (Flexible Date - See Notes)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 650 ft

East Sunset Trailhead parking lot in Issaquah at 7:30 AM. It is 100 yards south of I-90 at exit #18.  The address is 665 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA.  If you are coming up SR-18, we will either meet you in North Bend or at the trail head.  We will work that out a couple days before the trip.

Otter falls is up the Taylor River at the end of the Middle Fork road. WTA Description. Might also go up to Big Creek falls based on group interest.  

Note that this is a longer than average hike, but less elevation.

Required Equipment:

- 10 essentials

- Must have traction devices such as MicroSpikes / yaktraks, (but most likely we won't take them)

- Must have waterproof boots, gaiters and poles.  There are several creek crossings that have a risk of wet boots.

- You must also bring a puffy jacket, winter gloves, winter cap and insulating sit pad.


In the event of a forecast for lousy weather on Tuesday, this trip might be postponed until later in the week,  OR changed to a Tiger / Squak / Cougar area hike OR maybe both of those
I will notify everybody by email by Sunday evening if I decide to make that change.  Email me your suggestions on Sunday if you want some input in the decision.
By signing up for this trip, you agree to this flexibility.


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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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