This day-use picnic area, set in one of the last remaining stands of old growth in the Snoqualmie Valley, has 10 picnic sites including four along the river.
The short, easy trail traverses one of the last remaining stands of old growth in the Snoqualmie Valley. You’ll cross Humpback Creek several times before the trail rises gently into a grove of mature Douglas-fir, western hemlock and western red cedar trees. See mosses, ferns, orchids and a large variety of wildflowers in late spring and mushrooms on the forest floor during fall. Listen to winter wrens among the trees and occasionally spot a pileated woodpecker. An excellent walk for families with young children as well as for older people – but please use caution on the cedar boardwalk planks that become slippery when wet.
To reach the Nature Trail, start on the gravel path on the right (river side) just past the parking area closest to the river. In about a tenth of a mile, a sign for the Nature Trail sends you to the right and you’ll cross under NF-9035 and I-90 along the way. You can also reach the trail from the Annette Lake Trailhead on the south side of I-90.