Trip Itineraries

Snoqualmie Valley Trail: Snoqualmie to Duvall


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The Snoqualmie Valley Trail offers the opportunity to get out, in any season, and explore one of the most beautiful agricultural valleys in the region.  It parallels the Snoqualmie River and occupies the historic path of a spur line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad. At 31 miles in length, the Snoqualmie Valley Trail is the longest regional trail in King County. This itinerary takes you from Snoqualmie to Duvall, a 20-mile one-way bike ride. It also connects you to the historic downtowns and parks along the way to make the most of your day trip. Use our Snoqualmie Valley Trail Map as you navigate throughout your adventure.

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  1. For a one-way bike ride, park one car in Duvall at Depot Park, just a block off Main Street and a few feet from the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. You can walk up to Main Street to grab a warm beverage or anything you may have forgotten.  Visit Pacific Bike and Ski for any bike needs.

  2. Next, drive south on Highway 203. At Fall City take the second exit off the roundabout to get onto Highway 202 south and continue for a few more miles. Just past Snoqualmie Falls you’ll come upon another roundabout. Take the third exit onto Tokul Road. After about 3,000 feet you’ll see a small pull-off on the right – the Tokul Tunnel parking area. The Trail goes under Tokul Road here. After you have parked and unloaded your bike, navigate down a set of stairs just north of the parking area to get to the trail.

  3. Once on the Trail start heading north. Do not be alarmed should you hear gunshots the first mile or so along the trail – a rifle club shooting range lies some distance below in the valley.

     

    After about 3,000 feet you’ll arrive at the Tokul Trestle, a century-old wooden train trestle that spans a 400-foot-wide gorge and sits 120 feet above Tokul Creek. This is a great photo spot!

  4. Continue riding north, winding your way down through a beautiful forest. After about 4 miles, a sign post lists the distances to towns along the Trail.  At this point consider a 2-mile round trip into Fall City. The adjacent connector trail leads to SE 39th Place which in turn leads to the Redmond-Fall City Road (SR 203). The Fall City Community Park sits just across SR 203 at this point, right along the river. Downtown Fall City sits just across the river from the Park.  There you might want to grab a snack and/or guide yourself through the Fall City Historic Signs Walking Tour.

  5. Continue north on the Trail. As you get closer to Carnation the landscape begins to change, with glimpses of farm fields through the trees, turning into wide open fields on both sides as you get to Remlinger Farms just before crossing the Tolt River.

  6. Just after crossing the Tolt River take a left to get on a trail to Tolt MacDonald Park. This 575-acre park is a popular spot for camping, hiking, picnics, and organized sports. While there, check out the photogenic red barn and the 500-foot suspension footbridge. The bridge spans the Snoqualmie River and leads to miles of forested trails.

  7. Take the connector trail located between the barn and the ball fields to head into Historic Downtown Carnation. You can grab a bite to eat or check out some of the fun, local shops like Tolt Yarn and Wool. To get back to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, go east four blocks on Entwistle Ave.  Turn left on the Trail to head towards towards Duvall.

  8. The Trail is mostly flat for the remainder of the ride with lovely views of farm fields and wetlands. After about 3.5 miles you’ll cross through the Stillwater Natural Area. This 456-acre preserve is managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for hunting, wildlife conservation, and wildlife-related recreation.

  9. Continuing north you’ll enjoy alternating views of the Snoqualmie River and farm fields. After about three miles you’ll arrive at a road crossing at NE 124th Street. For a short detour, head west on NE 124th Street about 600 feet to the Local Roots Farmstand, a great spot to pick up local produce.  Check out the Farmstand’s Facebook page for current operating hours and to see gorgeous photos of fresh offerings.

  10. Continue north on the Trail to reach your final destination. After about two miles you’ll reach Depot Park and your car. Before you pack up, check out McCormick Park, which is just off the Trail below Depot Park.  Enjoy a few minutes here sitting along the bank of the Snoqualmie River while reminiscing about your ride. You can also head back into Historic Downtown Duvall to enjoy a walk through town or to enjoy a meal you earned while biking.


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  1. Depot Park
    26219 NE Burhen Way
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States

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  2. Tokul Tunnel
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  3. Tokul Trestle
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  4. Fall City Historic Walking Sign Tour
    Fall City, WA United States
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  5. Tolt MacDonald Park
    NE 40th at Highway 203
    Carnation, WA 98014 United States

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  6. Historic Downtown Carnation
    4621 Tolt Ave
    Carnation, WA 98104 United States

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  7. Stillwater Natural Area
    WA 98014 United States
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  8. Local Roots Farmstand
    11707 262nd Ave NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States

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  9. McCormick Park
    26200 NE Burhen Way
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States

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  10. Historic Downtown Duvall
    15619 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98109 United States

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