If you're up for it, the steep hike up Rooster Mountain will have you crowing--in agony after the thigh-burning 4000-foot gain, and with pleasure over the outstanding views. The Rooster Mountain Trail takes advantage of old logging roads for much of the route, but then follows an old boot-built path up a side canyon above Quartz Creek. Not for the faint of heart, but this route does boast outstanding rewards for those willing to put in the (considerable) effort.
- Snoqualmie Pass -- North Bend Area
- Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District
- Roundtrip 8.0 miles Elevation Gain 4100 ft Highest Point 5340 ft
- Mountain views
- Northwest Forest Pass required
- Green Trails Mount Si No. 174
From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 (Edgewick Road). Turn left (north) onto 468th Street and follow it to the junction with the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (Forest Road 56). Turn right and continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road for 12.5 miles to the Taylor River Road (just past the Middle Fork trailhead parking area). Turn left onto the Taylor River Road and drive to a wide parking area at its end, in about 0.5 mile.
From Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region by Nelson and Bauer
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