It seems impossible: Finding quiet solitude on a backcountry trail leading through ancient cathedral forests and past magnificent waterfalls less than a hour from Seattle. Yet the Taylor River Trail offers just that. While nearby Mount Si bristles with sweating hikers, and the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail hosts hordes of outdoor enthusiasts, the Taylor River Trail--an old road that's been reclaimed by the forest--goes largely unnoticed and unused.
- Taylor River (#1002)
- Snoqualmie Pass -- North Bend Area
- Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District
- Roundtrip 10.0 miles
- Elevation Gain/Highest Point: 650ft/ 1750ft
- Fall foliage
- User info
- Good for kids
- Dogs allowed on leash
- May encounter mountains bikes
- Northwest Forest Pass required
- Green Trails Mount Si No. 174 and Skykomish No. 175
- Driving Directions:
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 Dan Nelson
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