Mountain Biking

Recommended Mountain Biking Trails in the North Bend Area

We compiled a list of our favorite mountain biking trails in the North Bend area.  These range from the upper Snoqualmie Valley all the way up to Snoqualmie Pass and the Pacific Crest.  There are rivers, lakes, waterfalls, forests, forest roads and trails, former railroad beds, and specially designed mountain bike trails.  Places to bike every season of the year.

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Mountain Bike Trail Summaries

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Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

Middle Fork Snoqualmie Scenery
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Scenery

12 miles up newly paved Forest Road 56 (Middle Fork Rd) to Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trailhead.   Northwest Forest Pass required for Parking.  

Access: I-90 Exit 34

 

Forest Road 56 to Goldmyer Hot Springs (rt 18 mi, 600 elevation gain to 2000 ft).  DIRT ROAD THROUGH FOREST NEXT TO ROARING RIVER, WATERFALL, HOT SPRINGS (ENTRY BY PRIOR RESERVATION ONLY)

Forest Road 56 to Dutch Miller Gap Trailhead (rt 25 mi, 2500 elevation gain to 2850 ft)  RIVER, WATERFALL, FOREST, SWIMMING HOLES, VIEWS NEAR ROAD UPPER END

Taylor River Trail to Otter and Big Creek Falls (rt 11 mi, 600 elevation gain to 4850 ft) OTTER FALLS IN TOP 100 PNW WATERFALLS.  FOREST, RIVERS, WATER EVERYWHERE, DOG HEAVEN 

Forest Road 56 to CCC Extension Trail to Middle Fork Campground and back (loop 7 mi, modest elevation gain – stays in valley) FOREST, CREEKS, RIVER, WATER EVERYWHERE

12 miles up newly paved Forest Road 56 (Middle Fork Rd) to Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trailhead.   Northwest Forest Pass required for Parking.  

Palouse to Cascades Trail (Rattlesnake Lake/Cedar Flat to Hyak)

Access: I-90 Exit 54 (Hyak), Exit 38 (Olallie State Park Homestead Parking Area), Exit 32 (Rattlesnake Lake Parking Area), or bike up from North Bend along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.

Rattlesnake Lake to Olallie SP Homestead (rt 10 mi, 500 elevation gain to 1400 ft).  OLD RAILROAD BED AND TRESTLE BRIDGES, CREEKS, FORESTS, VIEWS OVER VALLEY

Olallie SP Homestead to Hyak  (rt 36 mi, 1100 elevation gain to 2850 ft) OLD RAILROAD BED AND TRESTLE BRIDGES, CREEKS, FORESTS, VALLEY AND CASCADES VIEWS, TUNNEL, LAKE, FALLS, WILDFLOWERS, HISTORIC RAILROAD SITES

Raging River Trail System

Access: I-90 Exit 27 EB or straight west on North Bend Way via Casino WB.

Raging River is an extensive network of mountain biking trails and forest roads for all skill levels.  There are over 50 miles of trails to choose from.   FORESTS, MEADOWS, WILDFLOWERS, VIEWS OF VALLEY, CASCADES, AND MT RAINIER, TECHNICAL MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS, FIRE ROADS

If you are going eastbound on I-90, take Exit 27 and instead of going under the freeway on the larger road to the Snoqualmie Casino, turn right.  There are a few parking spots there.  To get to the parking lot then immediately go up the hill to the left.  At the top of the hill turn right into the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail parking lot.  A Discover Pass is required for parking. 

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Snoqualmie Valley Trail - Tollgate Farm Park Junction
Snoqualmie Valley Trail - Tollgate Farm Park Junction

31 mile biking, hiking, and equestrian trail following the Snoqualmie River valley through fields and forests and along rivers.   Runs from Duvall to Rattlesnake Lake.  Passes by the towns of Duvall, Carnation, Fall City, Snoqualmie, and North Bend. 

Mostly flat railroad grade.  Gain 322 feet from Fall City to Snoqualmie, 500 feet from North Bend to Rattlesnake Lake.  

Direct access to many places and things to do in Snoqualmie and North Bend.   

Snoqualmie Valley Trail Map
Snoqualmie Valley Trail Map

Access: Multiple including downtown North Bend at the location of the original North Bend Train Station when the railroad was operational.  BIKING, HIKING, CONNECT TO PALOUSE TO CASCADES TRAIL

Olallie Mountain Biking Trail

Olallie Trail Mountain Biking
Olallie Trail Mountain Biking

Access: I-90 Exit 38 or 32

Olallie Trail starting at Palouse to Cascades Trail junction: rt 18 mi, 3000 ft elev gain with 950 ft descent to end.  Lower portion through forest with stunning views and cliffs on the flanks of Mt Washington.   FOREST, BIG VIEWS, BIG CLIMB NON TECHNICAL

Starts 2.5 miles from Homestead Valley, 1.7 miles from Cedar Falls or 8 miles from downtown North Bend.

At Exit 38, turn South.  The Homestead Valley parking area for Palouse to Cascades Trail access is immediately on your right hand side.    Parking requires a Discover Pass.  OR park at Rattlesnake Lake and access the Palouse to Cascades trail from Cedar Falls.  Parking is free but get there early as it’s popular.  Or just bike up the Snoqualmie Valley Trail from North Bend.

CCC Road and Trail Mountain Biking Route

View from CCC Road Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
View from CCC Road Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley

Access: I-90 Exit 34 or 32

CCC Road is an old logging road which runs from end of Mt Si Road up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley all the way to the Middle Fork Campground.  It’s about 11 miles one way from Mt Si Parking to the junction with the Middle Fork Road and then another 3.5 miles along the CCC Trail to the Middle Fork Campground.  The route is a mix of single track and double track.  There are at least 5 major creek crossings.   Moderate difficulty.  

The lower access point for the CCC Road is the end of the Mt Si Road about 1 mile past the Teneriffe Falls parking area.   Parking requires a Discover Pass.  You can also access from the Middle Fork Road (Bessemer Road, CCC Trailhead, or the Middle Fork Campground.  For these parking areas, a Northwest Forest Pass is required.

Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park

Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park
Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park

Access: Highway 202 to Duthie Hill Rd

6 mile network of rolling single track trails with a 2.5 acre central clearing serving as the hub.  All trails are one way and there’s something for all level riders.  

Easy connection to Soaring Eagle trails to the north and Grand Ridge Park to the south for those looking for a longer ride.

Located in Sammamish at 26300 SE Issaquah Fall City Rd.

Hansen Ridge (near Snoqualmie Pass)

Hansen Ridge Mountain Biking with Dogs
Hansen Ridge Mountain Biking with Dogs

Access: I-90 Exit 47

Hansen Ridge is at high elevation so is best used between June and October.  The wildflowers are great in the summer as are the views. 

The first phase of the trail is about a 1300 ft accumulated climb and around 8 miles roundtrip.  The views are spectacular from the upper portion.  The trailhead is at 3370 ft and the highest point is 4100 ft.

You can continue west from the top of the ridge on the singletrack Carter Creek Trail which connects to NF Road 510.  Then left on NF 310 to the Harris Lake trail to Harris Lake.  It’s 37 miles roundtrip to Harris Lake with 4200 feet elevation gain.

From Exit 47 go south.  Right on Tinkham Rd for 1.2 miles.  Then first left on to FS road 5510.  When you get to gate with big former shooting pit, this is trailhead.  Trail starts on right just after the gate. 

Tokul East and West

Tokul East Mountain Bike Trails
Tokul East Mountain Bike Trails

Access: Highways 202 and 203 Fall City

The Tokul area drains well and makes for good winter biking.

Tokul East: Logging road climbs and a variety of loose technical descents and flowy trails.  Rides are several laps of climbing and descent.  

Tokul West: 47 singletrack trails with a total distance of 22 miles.  More cross country than technical.  Recommend bringing map the first time.

The access points for the Tokul East and West areas are along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.  Park either at the 356th Ave SE parking area or in the lot at the Fall City Park right at the roundabout where Highways 202 and 203 meet at Fall City.  The area is owned by Campbell Global, a timber company.  You need to buy a recreation permit from Campbell Global.  Their email is sqrecreation@campbellglobal.com