Feature Instagram Photo: Legendary Landscape of the Snoqualmie Point Trail. Photo by @lunaathleisure.
As we start to settle back into a normal routine, a few of our favorite hiking and biking trails are back open! Snoqualmie Point Park and Trailhead is a gorgeous eight-acre park that offers “One of the regions grandest views of the Snoqualmie Valley, Mount Si, and the Cascade Mountain Range”. Not only does it offer these amazing views, it has an open-air amphitheater, picnic tables, view shelter and trail access!
You can access the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail, Stan’s Overlook, and Rattlesnake Mountain from this trailhead. The entire Rattlesnake Mountain Trail is a lengthy ten and a half miles one-way hike. Along the way you will find several viewpoints including Stan’s Overlook that has a few benches to sit and enjoy the view of Snoqualmie Valley. After another four miles you will reach the Grand Prospect Viewpoint and approximately six miles in, during a clear day you can even see Mount Rainer! You can also access the over 40 miles of the Raging River Mountain bike trail system from here. It starts with a 14-mile two-way biking loop that will eventually become a longer biking trail that will connect to other local bike trails! Also, for all the Twin Peaks fans, you can pack a lunch and eat at the famous picnic spot used for several scenes in season 1 and 2. Snoqualmie Point Park and trailhead have so much beauty to offer in one location! Whether you want to go on a day long adventure or have lunch with a great view this is the place to go!
Please always check with local Ranger Stations for trail access and/or Washington trail association. And make sure to continue practicing social distancing and avoid crowded areas so we can all enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest again!