North Fork Snoqualmie Road

3.9/5 (42 reviews)
Snoqualmie, Washington (King County)
Last Updated: 05/09/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Located just outside of North Bend, this route affords visitors from the Seattle area access to the wild forest without requiring a long drive. Although not technically challenging, this road offers great views of the Snoqualmie River, making it a top destination for fishing and kayaking enthusiasts. Looking for some free camping? Well, you would be making a good choice by taking this route as there are many campsites scattered along the way. Several primitive trails allow vehicle access right down to the riverbank, making for great picnic or camping opportunities. Due to its low elevation, this road is accessible throughout the year, which also makes it rather popular in the winter months. Those looking for more adventure can continue along one of the several forest roads that branch out at the end of this route.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

3.9/5 (42 reviews)
Status: Temporary Closure
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Trail is closed for the time being due to the wildfire. The forest ranger at the trailhead suggested this would be closed for a while.
Status: Open
Visited: 08/31/2022

Didn't make it the full way because the pot holes were so bad I was getting motion sickness (first time ever!). Next time I'll bring my air compressor and try airing down and see if it's any better.
Art
200
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Really heavily potholed basically from the start. Lots of fun though. With decent suspension, only minimal line selection is really necessary on the rutted out and puddle-filled sections. As you get further up into the mountains, the trail becomes more grown over and narrower, but I had zero issues getting through with my full-size pickup. There's a few spots where growth has narrowed the aperture of the road, but it brushes aside easily without leaving pinstripes. Plenty of dispersed campsites adjacent to and just off the road. Hiking offsides is hit or miss, but check the WTA for more. Pro tip: Bring some trash bags and help pack out the debris and litter at the shooting pit. The place is a literal dump right now and even just a bag or two packed out makes a difference over time.
Trail Review: North Fork Snoqualmie Road - Art
Trail Review: North Fork Snoqualmie Road - Art
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/27/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

My brother and I had a blast making our way up this trail. Although it was littered with potholes the majority of the way, it was still nice to be out there enjoying the scenery. We did run into any snow at all on our way.
Trail Review: North Fork Snoqualmie Road - Eric Dickinson
Trail Review: North Fork Snoqualmie Road - Eric Dickinson
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Alex
Official Crew
2800
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/09/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great first outing of the year, made it all the way to lennox creek and had a nice fire and some steaks by the water. There was a bit of snow at the very end, but wasnt much trouble. Should be mostly all snow free in a couple weeks.
Trail Review: North Fork Snoqualmie Road - Alex
Trail Review: North Fork Snoqualmie Road - Alex
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