Snoqualmie Falls is just the beginning; hike, mountain bike, and fly fish in the Snoqualmie Pass.
Just an hour from Seattle, the Snoqualmie Pass area is a world apart. As you drive up I-90, the city falls away, and the Washington wild takes over. Skiers fly down snow-covered peaks, and secluded campsites dot the forest. The breathtaking Snoqualmie River winds through it all, drawing paddlers and anglers. Start your trip with a visit to Snoqualmie Falls, which roars over a cliff west of North Bend. RV parks near the falls are a great home base for tubing and kayaking on the river. Further up the Snoqualmie River, sleep among the pines at Denny Creek Campground. Grab a site with a picnic table or electrical hookups; reservations are a must. If you’re in search of peace and quiet, a better option is the Middle Fork Campground. The Forest Service keeps the area clean, and the Middle Fork Trail is ideal for hiking and biking along the river. Throughout the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, you’ll find a vast range of campsites. At Lake Easton State Park, try kid-friendly swimming and biking. Tinkham, a favorite of anglers, provides space for tent camping and RVs. For quiet hiking and fly fishing, load up your gear and camp in the backcountry. Most local campgrounds close when the snow falls. You can still enjoy the wilderness—book a cabin or a glamping retreat. Bundle up and head into the Snoqualmie area for Nordic and downhill skiing, ice fishing, and snowshoeing.