Seattle Explorers Hike

Youth activity: Explorers

Seattle Explorers Hike - Taylor River

[MTN GOAT POD] Phase 2 trip for Explorers. Join for a day of hiking!

  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 650 ft

Meet at 9am: Taylor River/Snoqualmie Lake Trailhead

Return to trailhead: 3:30pm

This is a long, but flat hike to Otter Falls along the Taylor River (11 miles; 650ft gain). It's going to be rainy, so make sure you have proper rain gear and layers for a full day outside.

Trip Sheet


Taylor River

  • Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness

    Green Trails Mt Si No. 174

    Green Trails Skykomish No. 175
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Warm clothing and extra synthetic layers
  • Long underwear top and bottoms (synthetic)
  • Wool or synthetic socks
  • Waterproof shell (jacket and pants, breathable with hood on the jacket)
  • Water bottles (at least 2L carrying capacity)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Lunch
  • Day pack (small backpack with hip belt preferred)
  • Car shoes
  • Mask/Hand sanitizer
  • 10 Essentials
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