14 miles
Distance
3,053 ft
Climb
-1,279 ft
Descent
03:16:44
Avg time
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Middle Fork Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Middle Fork Snoqualmie
    North Bend, Washington
  • Ref Number
    #1003
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June - September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #32117 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2016

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.

Disclaimer

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,776 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,037 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,815 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,038 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,815 ft
  • Grade
    2.4%
  • Grade max
    -46.2%
  • Grade min
    35.8%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    03:16:44
  • Avg reverse time
    03:00:42
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on Jun 3, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (6 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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      Middle Fork Trail Reports

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      Jun 3, 2020 @ 11:11pm
      3 days
      Many blown down trees through the lower 1/3 of the Middle Fork Trail. Parts of the trail were very overgrown as well.
      May 7, 2020 @ 9:15pm
      May 7, 2020
      Landslide
      Jul 15, 2019 @ 10:11am
      Jul 15, 2019
      Landslide area looks stable and is easily passable with bike push + a little carrying for a few hundred feet (followed under crest of...
      Apr 29, 2019 @ 9:38am
      Apr 29, 2019
      Lower trailhead closed due to landslide 1.2 mi from parking lot. Word is the ground is still moving / unstable and repairs are on hold...
      Sep 26, 2018 @ 8:39pm
      Sep 26, 2018
      Still closed due to land slide.
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      North Bend > CCC > Middle Fork Route
      28 miles

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