Day Hike - Snoqualmie Tunnel


Day Hike - Snoqualmie Tunnel

Are you ready to cool off after hot summer days? On this hike, it will feel like you are in air conditioning! Easy, slow-paced hike through Snoqualmie Tunnel and back.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 180 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph or slower

Green Lake Park & Ride (65th St.) - North lot in the back (north of the bus stop where hardly anyone parks) @ 8am, We will depart promptly at 8:10am.

We will car caravan to the Iron Horse State Park - Hyak Trailhead. I can take up to three people with me. If interested in riding, this trip will cost $30 divided by the number of people in the car. 

Other drivers/riders - negotiate cost between yourselves.

Drivers will need a Discover Pass.

This is an easy hike that is geared towards slow hikers and those needing frequent rest breaks.

The trail is fairy flat, but there are puddles and some uneven spots in places inside the tunnel.

From the parking lot to the picnic tables (other side of tunnel) and back is roughly 5.4 miles.

You will need a headlamp and layers as its quite chilly and breezy inside the tunnel.

Bring water and a snack for our break at the end of the tunnel, before walking back to the trailhead.

Optional: Stop at Triple X in Issaquah for lunch.


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  1. Insulation (extra clothing)
  2. Illumination
  3. First aid supplies
  4. Nutrition (extra food)
  5. Hydration (extra water)
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