Palouse to Cascades Trail


Day Hike - Snoqualmie Tunnel

Hike through the historic Snoqualmie Tunnel, stopping for lunch at a picnic table at the west end of the tunnel, then continuing west on the John Wayne Trail to the Annette Lake Trail, where we descend to the trailhead and complete the loop with a car shuttle back to the east end of the tunnel, with no elevation gain on the hike.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.3 mi

Meet at 10 AM at the Annette Lake trailhead, where we leave one car and shuttle in the other cars to the parking lot at the east end of the Snoqualmie Tunnel.

This is a one way hike with a car shuttle and no elevation gain, allowing us to explore both the historic Snoqualmie Tunnel and the John Wayne trail.  A Northwest Forest Pass, or the equivalent, must be displayed by the car left at the Annette Lake trailhead.  A Discover Pass must be displayed by the other cars left at the Snoqualmie Tunnel parking lot.  There are restrooms at the Annette Lake and Snoqualmie Tunnel trailhead parking lots and at our lunch stop at the west end of the tunnel.  In the tunnel warm clothes with reflective material must be worn and lights must be used because it is always cold there, there is no lighting and bicyclists need to be able to see us to avoid collisions.  This is a unique hike that will provide a memorable experience for all participants.  After the hike we will have an optional stop for refreshments at historic Twede's Restaurant in North Bend.


Palouse to Cascades Trail

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    Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
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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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