Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail facts for kids
The Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail is a rail trail in King County, Washington, United States. The 29-mile (47 km) trail follows a portion of the former alignment of the Milwaukee Road, which was constructed in 1911 and abandoned in 1973.
The trail begins at Rattlesnake Lake outside of North Bend and ends at McCormick Park in Duvall.
The Milwaukee Road constructed its Snoqualmie Valley branch in 1911, and began passenger service on April 21, 1912.
The trail parallels the Cedar Falls Road before it heads east passing Rainbow Lake and down through the Boxley Creek drainage where a trestle bridge crosses a tributary of Boxley Creek. The trail intersects the eastern edge of Riverbend subdivision and crosses South Fork of the Snoqualmie River and then makes its way under I-90 and crosses North Bend Way and makes its way through North Bend and out through Mt. Si Golf Course to Reinig Bridge at SE Reinig Road. Rough distance : 9.79 miles.
Reinig Bridge crosses the Snoqualmie River and goes down a short flight of 15 steps to Meadowbrook Way Se near the intersection of SE Reinig Road. Two routes connect to the railroad grade, one via 396th Dr SE, the other on Mill Pond Road.
From Tokul Creek Road the trail heads west (the trail unofficially continues in an unimproved state for a quarter-mile east of Tokul Creek Road before hitting a gate at a property boundary). A mile west on the trail from Tokul Creek Road the trail crosses Tokul Creek Trestle, where deep below runs Tokul Creek gorge. From there the road parallels Fall City Road through Carnation to the city of Duvall. Rough distance : 18.4 miles.
The access points to the trail are:
- Rattlesnake Lake, North Bend
- SE North Bend Way & SE Tanner Rd, North Bend
- NE 4th & Ballarat Ave, North Bend
- Three Forks off-leash Dog Park, Snoqualmie
- Tokul Creek SE, near Snoqualmie
- 356th Pl SE, near Fall City
- Nick Loutsis Park, Carnation
- McCormick Park, Duvall
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