John Wayne Pioneer Trail: Hyak to Rattlesnake Lake

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22.2 Miles 35.7 Kilometers

 

94% 

Runnable

Doubletrack

1,460' 445 m

Ascent

-3,056' -931 m

Descent

3,875' 1,181 m

High

976' 298 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

Unknown

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A rail-to-trail conversion that features a two-mile tunnel, four tall railroad trestles, and scenic views of the valley.

Rick Oakley

Overview

  • Bring a charged light and some extra layers. You'll need it for the very long, dark, and cold tunnel.
  • Before you start running, make sure to leave a retrieval car at the end of the trail. Unless you want to run all the way back.
  • Snoqualmie Tunnel is closed from October to April. Snow and ice are common on the trail in the winter, and the trail passes through avalanche chutes east of Bandera.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Also known as the Iron Horse Trail, this gentle descending trail is an easy run for adults and kids and is popular with families as a point-to-point run that starts at Hyak and ends at Cedar Falls for an enjoyable, possibly multi-day, 22-mile downhill run. The trail features many scenic viewpoints of the upper Snoqualmie Valley. Note that the steep climb shown in the elevation profile doesn't account for the tunnel through the mountain.

Camping is also possible, with campsites located at Alice Creek and Carter Creek. Bring $12 cash to complete the on-site self-issue.

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