15 miles
6,291 ft
-4,765 ft
2,824 ft
High Point
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Middle Fork #1003 Details

  • Riding area
    South Fork Snoqualmie
    North Bend, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,525 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,090 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,278 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,804 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,638 ft
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on Jul 4, 2017
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Middle Fork #1003 Trail Reports

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...
Jun 30, 2017 @ 9:02pm
Jun 30, 2017
From top/east end; very overgrown
Jun 16, 2017 @ 12:38pm
Jun 16, 2017
Jul 31, 2016 @ 9:57am
Jul 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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Jul 15, 2017 @ 3:56pm
Jul 15, 2017
Middle Fork #1003, My City
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Jul 15, 2017 @ 3:56pm
Jul 15, 2017
Middle Fork #1003, My City
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Jul 15, 2017 @ 3:56pm
Jul 15, 2017
Middle Fork #1003, My City
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Jul 15, 2017 @ 3:56pm
Jul 15, 2017
Middle Fork #1003, My City

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