Pratt River Connector & CCC Trails

An easy hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness along the Middle Fork Snqoualmie River. These trails are primarily in the forest, following along the river most of the way with occasional mountain vistas on a clear day, with the Pratt River Connector Trail staying closer to the river than the CCC Trail.

getting there

Take Exit 34 off of I-90 and turn left onto 468 Ave SE. In a half mile, turn right onto SE Middle Fork Road (Forest Road 56). Drive 12 miles to the Middle Fork Trailhead (1,000 ft).

on the trail

Pratt River Connector Trail

6.6 miles round trip with 50 feet of elevation gain

Hike southwest and downstream along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River on the Pratt River Connector Trail (No. 1035). In 3.3 miles reach the Pratt River Trail and a backcountry campsite. Turn around here or continue southeast along the Pratt River  on primitive trail.

CCC Trail

6.8 miles round trip with 50 feet of elevation gain

Cross Forest Road 56 (Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road) and hike north, then west, and then southwest on the CCC Trail (No. 1264), an old forest road, downstream along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. Reach Forest Road 56 again in 3.4 miles. Turn around here or walk west on the road  0.1 mile west and pick up the CCC Trail continuing west as far as desired.


  • Combine the CCC Trail and CCC Road Trail for a long one-way day hike with a car shuttle or key exchange.
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • 1,100 ft
  • Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S
  • Green Trails Mt Si No. 174
  • Green Trails Skykomish No. 175

Upcoming Activities

Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - Upper CCC Trail

Trail Running Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Backcountry
A field trip to a backcountry location to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate
Difficulty: Easy
Tue, Jul 13, 2021
No Prerequisites
4 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Jun 1; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
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  • Pratt River Connector Trail
  • CCC Trail
  • Upper CCC Trail
  • CCC & CCC Road Trail
  • Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

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