14 miles
5,663 ft
-4,102 ft
Avg time
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Middle Fork #1003 Details

  • Riding Area
    South Fork Snoqualmie
    North Bend, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    June - September
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,563 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,090 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,824 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,260 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,823 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,990 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 26, 2018
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to middle-fork-1003 trailhead (47.547920, -121.536880)
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Middle Fork #1003 Trail Reports

Sep 26, 2018 @ 8:39pm
Sep 26, 2018
Still closed due to land slide.
Sep 13, 2018 @ 3:04pm
Sep 13, 2018
May 19, 2018 @ 6:24pm
May 19, 2018
Trail closed due to land slide
Jul 4, 2017 @ 2:02pm
Jul 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 @ 1:51pm
Jul 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...
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Routes with this trail

North Bend > CCC > Middle Fork Route
28 miles

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