Bridging the Snoqualmie Valley Trail

New bridge over the Snoqualmie Valley Trail

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail winds along the scenic Snoqualmie River, with majestic views of Mt. Si, picturesque farms and forests, wetlands full of nesting birds, and elk herds passing through historic Meadowbrook Farm.

To improve access to this wonderful trail, King County Parks replaced a dilapidated timber bridge with a new steel girder bridge over a wetland between downtown North Bend and the Mt. Si Golf Course.

Hikers, bicyclists, runners, equestrians, tourists and more can travel to and from the community of North Bend, as well as all the way to Rattlesnake Lake and Iron Horse State Park at the trail’s southern terminus, or the communities of Fall City, Carnation and Duvall and the Tolt Pipeline Trail to the north. (Map)

The trail runs along the former alignment of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad’s Everett Branch. Railroad builders constructed trestles to create a gentle railroad grade, but as these structures age, their maintenance presents a challenge.

The work began in late April, and required closing the Snoqualmie Valley Trail between the Mt. Si golf Course and the trail’s intersection with Main Avenue North in downtown North Bend.

Unique trail experiences are some of the things that make the Mountains to Sound Greenway a special place, and one we shouldn’t take for granted. To honor this unique regional identity, we are leading a bipartisan campaign to ask the U.S. Congress to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area. Join us!

Priority Areas:
National Heritage Area, Snoqualmie River Valley
Post Categories:
Conservation, Recreation