Middle Fork #1003 Details
Rugged and beautiful trail. Technically difficult.
This trail follows the Snoqualmie River, rolling along on the opposite side of the river from the MF Road (FR56). The first 1/3 of the trail is nice and in good shape; the upper 2/3rds above Dingford is more technical. Top third is wildest and beautiful.
This trail is a PNW classic - rugged, remote, and wild. Most of the trail is under heavy canopy, and never strays too far from the river. Don't expect a lot of high-elevation views or wildflower meadows here; expect giant, old-growth trees, ferns, streams, dense evergreen forest, roots, sketchy creek crossings, a natural hot springs geyser shooting up right next to the trail, and a possible velociraptor or yeti sighting - it's always an adventure on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie!
And also... bring food, water, tools, and a second set of lungs and legs, because the trail mileage stated here is conservative and one-way, and there is no cell service!
Some of the trail is clay, and after substantial rain those areas are slick and susceptible to damage. The wood bridges are slick like ice when wet. It's best to ride somewhere else when it has recently rained hard, and let the trail dry out for a few days.
Be prepared for a lot of dismounting even in the best of conditions due to numerous punchy little climbs.
If you go east past the Dingford Creek TH junction, be prepared to make a number of stream crossings (some significant) by fording.
This trail is open to bikes on odd-numbered days only, between June 1 and October 31
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Middle Fork #1003 mountain bike trail
Altitude change1,525 ft
Altitude min1,090 ft
Altitude start1,278 ft
Altitude end2,804 ft
Distance climb8 miles
Distance down6 miles
Distance flat4,638 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Middle Fork #1003 Trail Reports
Jul 4, 2017 @ 2:02pmJul 4, 2017
|Rode up to Goldmyer hot springs and back to Middle Fork TH on July 3rd, 2017. The trail is ready to ride although additional debris clearing...|
Jul 2, 2017 @ 1:51pmJul 2, 2017
|On 6/29 late start so NF 5620 to top/east end of Middle Fork trail. First 1.5 miles very overgrown, trail under 5' tall non-thorned brush. For the...|
Jun 30, 2017 @ 9:02pmJun 30, 2017
|From top/east end; very overgrown|
Jun 16, 2017 @ 12:38pmJun 16, 2017
Jul 31, 2016 @ 9:57amJul 31, 2016
|Several large trees down across trail, blocking trail. About 10 or 12 trees all in a short distance about 2 miles into the trail. Other than that,...|
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