Day Hike - Stillwater Natural Area


Day Hike - Stillwater Natural Area

Love birds? Join us as we explore the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area - Stillwater Unit in search of birds to photograph! Photographers of all skills welcome!

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  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Pace: 1.5 mph or slower with frequent stops

We will meet at 8:00 AM at the 65th Street Park and Ride (Green Lake). Look for a white Chrysler Seabring in the northmost parking section.


This Unit is located on Highway 203 between Carnation and Duvall, on the west side of the highway. The north parking lot is across the highway from the Fay Road intersection. The south parking lot is just north of the Stillwater gas station on Highway 203.

 Parking - 47.687384, -121.937621

Once we arrive at our destination, we will walk along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, keeping a lookout for birds. When we see something worth photographing, we'll stop as long as the bird(s) stay within view, before proceeding further along the trail. After about a mile or so, we'll turn back to the parking lot.


Next, we'll drive to the Chinook Bend Nature Area (47.670023, -121.928046), park, check out the beaver pond, and walk along the river in search of more wildlife.

We'll wrap up around noon.

Optional: Join me for lunch in Carnation.


Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  1. Sun protection
  2. First aid supplies
  3. Nutrition (extra food)
  4. Hydration (extra water)
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