North Bend, WA
This is a pleasant forest walk, offering a fairly easy outing for the family. The route holds to a broad, easy-to-follow road for the first 1.5 miles before dropping into the woods to ramble along a narrow hiking path. At the end of the route, you’ll find a small lake set deep in the woods. Despite its proximity to the popular ski areas of Snoqualmie Pass and the busy roadway of Interstate 90, this is a wonderful place to find wildlife in the winter. Deer frequent this valley, as they find forage in the deep forests, but it is far more likely you’ll see tracks and trails of snowshoe hares, martens, weasels and—hot on the trail of those three—bobcats and cougars. You’ll find grouse perched in the trees, and gray jays flitting through the branches. The only thing missing is expansive views, but sometimes its nice to focus on beauty close at hand, and this route offers that aplenty.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||North Bend|
|Elevation Gain||400 ft|
|Season||December through late February|
|Top Elevation||3,100 ft|
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