Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

Field trip: Introduction to Backpacking

Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

Overnight Backpacking Field trip along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, on a mainly wooded trail with views of nearby peaks. Camping near the junction with Dingford Creek.

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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

Final Meet place will be the Trail head on the Middle Fork road at 10:00am.  Intermediate carpool locations will be determined once we know participants

Please take note-- I am also scouting some other locations that are a little further away (out I-90)--- to get a better chance at great campsites and solitude.  stay tuned!

This is an introductory backpack intended for practice.  We will head up the trail, find campsites and get set up.  If time allows we can explore further up the valley.  more detail later in an email.  

there are no stream crossings and the trail is well maintained at least to the junction where we will camp. 


Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

  • Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness

    Green Trails Mt Si No. 174

    Green Trails Skykomish No. 175

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

let's try to share group gear--once we know who is coming, we can sort that out.  NO bear cans required but we do need to hang food and "smellies"

no privy at the campsite so come with a trowel to bury and/or doggie bag to pack out all your human waste.

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