Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
This day-use picnic area, set in a remnant stand of old growth forest along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River, has 10 picnic sites including four along the river.
UW Campus, 17th Ave NE and NE 45th St, Seattle
The Burke features the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest – birds, fossils, logging tools – you name it, and one of the Burke’s education programs or exhibits can tell you about it. Located in the University District, the museum always has something new to teach, in an afternoon or a week-long summer
This former Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway is now a trail connecting the historic towns of Cle Elum, Roslyn, and Ronald through Central Washington forests and past small mountains of tailings left from coal mining days. The Greenway Trust helped local communities buy the six-mile trail corridor.
Wenatchee National Forest
A magnificent walk along 4 miles of the rushing Cooper River leads to Cooper Lake, a reservoir surrounded by eastern Cascade peaks and forested slopes. Anglers and families alike will enjoy trout, birds, and wildlife.
SE Cougar Mountain Drive,
Dozens of hiking and horseback riding trails through 3,000 acres of forests and wetlands. Mine shafts and concrete foundations from 19th century coal mining can still be seen.
Duthie Hill Park encompasses 130 acres of evergreen forest located on the Sammamish Plateau. The lush forest of Douglas firs and western hemlocks provides an excellent backdrop for a mountain bike park and miles of hiking trails.
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
One of the best family trails in the Greenway, a short walk from the road leads to 70-foot Franklin Falls. Nearby is a portion of the historic Snoqualmie Pass Wagon Road.
Wenatchee National Forest (Alpine Lakes Wilderness (WNF));
This popular destination offers an ADA-accessible interpretive nature walk, picnic facilities, and great views into the peaks of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
33rd Avenue Northwest / Northwest 54th Street, Seattle
Many lake and river systems of King County flow to the sea through the locks in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Fish ladder viewing platforms allow visitors to catch glimpses of migrating salmon, a powerful reminder of the thread of life that begins in snowmelt from the mountains along the Greenway.
11640 N Thorp Hwy,
Built in 1883 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, the Thorp Grist Mill is the oldest industrial artifact in Kittitas County. See a remarkable collection of handmade wooden mill machinery in this small museum, open in the summer.
This 11 mile trail traces a historic railrorad route with gentle grades ideal for walking, running and bicycling. The demolition of a historical railroad trestle in Preston provides one exception where the route detours into the Raging River Valley before climbing again to the north side of Snoqualmie Ridge.
700 Seneca St, Seattle
This iconic downtown park on a lid above I-5, was named after the founder of the Mountain to Sound Greenway. It has a decorative fountain and provides an open space for people in downtown Seattle.
114 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg
A variety of displays and interesting heritage about local farming, Native Americans, local pioneers, technology and agricultural all within the historic Cadwell building.
319 Second Ave S., Seattle
Gold! read the headlines in July of 1897. After years of struggling through a depression, the people of the nation were intrigued by the possibility of riches. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story of the 1897-98 stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle’s role in this event. The park offers a
150 Lake Easton State Park Rd, Easton
Spectacular eastern Cascades forest and lake, with hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and camping, as well as cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.
2000 NW Sammamish State Park,
A favorite day-use destination for boaters, water skiers, swimmers, and picnickers. Lake Sammamish State Park is a 512-acre day-use park with 6,858 feet of waterfront. The area around the lake was an important culture zone for local Native American tribes for centuries. The park provides deciduous forest and wetland vegetation for the enjoyment of visitors.
Mt Si Natural Resources Conservation Area
Companion piece to neighbor and big brother Mount Si, the small rocky bluff known as Little Si is a moderately graded round trip 4.7 mile trail located in the hike rich North Bend area. Little Si is an important site in the Snoqualmie Tribe’s oral history of the Snoqualmie Valley.
Middle Fork Snoqualmie NRCA
This beautiful trail in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River valley offers amazing view, after a rigorous climb. Over the last decade, the Greenway spearheaded a region-wide effort to build a safer, more sustainable route to this popular peak, with the new trail opening in 2014.
1711 Boalch Avenue, North Bend, Snoqualmie
This scenic open space on the Snoqualmie Valley Floor is an important story location to the Snoqualmie Tribal people. Historically, the Snoqualmie Tribal people maintained the prairie through traditional methods. Today, Meadowbrook Farm is managed for historic and cultural interpretation, wildlife habitat, agriculture, and public recreation by multiple municipalities. The 460-acre farm at the foot
1625 118th Ave. SE, Bellevue
Tucked into the southern end of Bellevue, this park includes 320 acres of wetlands and meadows with five miles of trails for nature walks, canoe trips, and bird watching. A partnership between the Pacific Science Center and City of Bellevue Parks Department, the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center provides year-round education and hands-on learning in
Mt Si Natural Resources Conservation Area
Mount Si is a favorite hiking and rock climbing destination with a strenuous 4-mile (each way) trail to the summit to sweeping views of the surrounding natural areas, cities, working farms, and forests in this picturesque part of the Greenway. This mountain may look like an impenetrable fortress of solid rock, but it is actually
38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie
Historic train cars in downtown Snoqualmie, exhibits in the classic Victorian railroad station and train rides show the history of railroads and logging in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. In Washington State, it passes through several national parks, forests and wilderness areas. There are 444 miles of the trail in Washington State.
Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail
A major, non-motorized, cross-state link, this former Milwaukee Road railway grade reaches from Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend east across Washington State. The level grade of this gravel trail makes it ideal for mountain bikers, equestrians, and walkers. Main trailheads are at Rattlesnake Lake and Hyak (ADA-accessible). Hyak is the closest access to the damp,
Cedar River Watershed
This popular 4-mile round trip, with 1100 feet of elevation gain, leads to a ledge with views of the Cedar River watershed including the Rattlesnake and Chester Morse Lakes. Or continue all 11 miles to hike to Snoqualmie Point Parks on the northwestern edge of the mountain. Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is an important story location to
Raging River State Forest
From Snoqualmie Point Park to Rattlesnake Lake, this 10 mile trail crosses Rattlesnake Mountain, includes the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail, and provides spectacular views including Rattlesnake Lake, Mount Si, and the Snoqualmie Valley.
235 Mill Ave S, Renton
Exhibits and photos document the history of greater Renton, including collections of coal mining and fire-fighting artifacts. The Museum is housed in an Art Deco-style former fire station.
6501 Railroad Avenue SE, 98065, Snoqualmie
Snowmelt from the Cascade Mountains feeds the Snoqualmie River as it cuts through the valley to plunge over 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls, creating a spectacular natural attraction that draws 1.5 million visitors a year. A trail leads to viewing platforms and down switchbacks to the foot of the falls. From time immemorial, the Snoqualmie Tribe has
37580 SE Winery Road, Snoqualmie
Snoqualmie Point Park offers sweeping views of the Cascades and Snoqualmie Pass. Adjacent to the park is the western trailhead to Rattlesnake Mountain. In the late 1990s there was a plan to develop eight office buildings on the site which had once been a winery and later was zoned for industrial development. A partnership of
Snoqualmie Valley Trail
The Snoqualmie Valley Trail is King County’s longest and perhaps most majestic regional trail. This soft-surface greenway parallels the Snoqualmie River for more than 31 miles from Duvall southeast to Rattlesnake Lake and Seattle’s Cedar River Watershed above North Bend. The SVT follows a historic railroad route through the lower and upper Snoqualmie River valleys
Over 1,800 acres of forest and wetland near the communities of Hobart and Maple Valley offer miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrians as well as excellent wildlife habitat.
Wenatchee National Forest
This strenuous hike follows the Thorp Lake and Kachess Ridge Trails before heading up the mountain to a fire lookout which naturally means great views. It also allows a short side trip to a quiet lake.
The state’s most popular hiking, biking, and equestrian trails wind through 13,000 acres in this working forest and conservation area. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources manages the forest for recreation and habitat for native plants and animals, and to provide funds for public services.
NE 40th at Highway 203, 98014,
Located along the East bank of the Snoqualmie River, Tolt-MacDonald is a King County Park within easy walk of the town of Carnation. Just 40 minutes from downtown Seattle, the park has tables and firepits, overnight campsites and day use sites, as well as soccer fields and a historic barn used for events. A 500-foot
Olallie State Park
A 1.3-mile (each way) forested trail along the south fork of the Snoqualmie River to a spectacular view of Twin Falls. East of the falls is access to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, Olallie State Park, and popular rock climbing areas.
Recreational riding, competitive events and shows, camping/RV, and educational programs for equestrians of all ages and abilities at this 112-acre park just west of Cle Elum.