What’s a gravel rider without any rides, right?

There are 2 main rail trails in the area, one is the SnoValley Trail (SVT) which runs about 30 miles from Duvall and Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend. At Rattlesnake Lake, the Palouse to Cascades Trail (formerly the Iron Horse Trail/ John Wayne Trail) runs east across the state.

For a nice easy-access ride, bring your gravel bike, trail bike, hybrid bike or mtb and park in the big gravel lot at King and Railroad in downtown Snoqualmie.

Go across the street to Bindlestick Cafe and get a triple machiato, suck that baby down then jump on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT) at Mt. Si Golf Course and probably get to see a bunch of elk across from the couse.

Another option is to cross the bridge above Snoqualmie Falls, head behind the millpond to get to the Mainline to enter the tree farm.

If your plans are to hit the tree farm, you’ll need a permit ($10/day or $60/annual). Motorized permits sell out fast, passes on sale in March.
Get Avenza Maps, download this Campbell Global map pdf and add it to the Avenza app and you’ll be set using the gps on your smart phone (Location).

Snoqualmie Valley main trail info + Campbell Global

Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT)

This rail-trail runs 31 miles from Duvall to Rattlesnake Lake passing through Carnation, Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend and Mt. Si.

Palouse to Cascades Trail

From Rattlesnake Lake, head east on this rail-trail for 212 miles through a 2+ mile tunnel at Snoqualmie Pass across a vast landscape toward killer bbq in Cle Elum and a hell of a lot of gravel riding in Eastern Washington.

Campbell Global Tree Farm

This is 104,000 acres of glorious gravel exploring currently owned by Campbell Global and available for us to ride in for $60/yr or $10/day – a whole lot cheaper than skiing and whole lot scarier, especially when you’re solo.

3 easy rides for November

Easy means that you can go 5 mph and have a great ride. You can go faster if you wish. Generally flattish, think railroad grades. Excellent gravel grinder action with lots of nature tripping.

Ride | Snoqualmie to Duvall

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Ride | Snoqualmie to Duvall

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT) runs about 31 miles from Duvall to Rattlesnake Lake but there is a break in the trail in Snoqualmie so it's basically 2 parts of the same trail. This ride is the part from Snoqualmie northbound to Duvall. Beautiful farmland ride and a good gravel grinder.

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Ride | Snoqualmie to Rattlesnake Lake – SnoValley Trail (SVT)

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Ride | Snoqualmie to Rattlesnake Lake – SnoValley Trail (SVT)

Riding from Snoqualmie to Rattlesnake Lake on the SVT is about as comfortable as a ride as there is. It is an old railroad grade that runs up to the lake with its many faces.

Ride | Rattlesnake Lk to the Snoqualmie tunnel

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Ride | Rattlesnake Lk to the Snoqualmie tunnel

The railroad tunnel through Snoqualmie Pass is a pretty cool experience, it's a little over 2 miles so you'll need a light, plus it's always cold so a jacket would be nice. The ride to the tunnel from the lake is about 18 miles of beautiful scenery as you ride way above I-90. A turnaround at the tunnel makes for a solid 36 mile gravel forest bath.

The tunnel opens May 1 to November depending on snow. More park info

3 medium rides for November

These rides are between 25 and 50 miles and they require increased effort and planning, Most of these are solo rides into the wilderness and you need to carry everything to get home. Period.

Ride | Snoqualmie to CG gates 10 / 11

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Ride | Snoqualmie to CG gates 10 / 11

Ride | Greg’s Stossel loop #1

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Ride | Greg’s Stossel loop #1

Ride | Tour de peaks ’18 short course

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Ride | Tour de peaks ’18 short course

3 gnar rides for September (snow level dependant)

The gnar, these are the big epics that you might only do twice a year. Or every other weekend.

Ride | Mt Si Circumnavigation

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Ride | Mt Si Circumnavigation

Believe it or not it's possible to ride a bike around Mt. Si.
Think about that for a minute.

Ride | Snoqualmie to Lake Hancock

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Ride | Snoqualmie to Lake Hancock

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Ride | Snoqualmie Ridge around Rattlesnake Mountain – the fire road

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Ride | Snoqualmie Ridge around Rattlesnake Mountain – the fire road