Big Creek Falls Taylor River

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

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It seems impossible: Finding quiet solitude on a backcountry trail leading through ancient cathedral forests and past magnificent waterfalls less than a hour from Seattle. Yet the Taylor River Trail offers just that. While nearby Mount Si bristles with sweating hikers and out-of-control hounds, and the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail hosts hordes of outdoor enthusiasts, the Taylor River Trail—an old road that’s been reclaimed by the forest—goes largely unnoticed and unused. It’s a dog-hiker’s paradise because it lets human and canine walk side-by-side much of the way up a broad trail through lush old forest.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

It seems impossible: Finding quiet solitude on a backcountry trail leading through ancient cathedral forests and past magnificent waterfalls less than a hour from Seattle.

Yet the Taylor River Trail offers just that. While nearby Mount Si bristles with sweating hikers and out-of-control hounds, and the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail hosts hordes of outdoor enthusiasts, the Taylor River Trail—an old road that’s been reclaimed by the forest—goes largely unnoticed and unused. It’s a dog-hiker’s paradise because it lets human and canine walk side-by-side much of the way up a broad trail through lush old forest.

© 2010 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Snoqualmie Pass
Distance: 10
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Wenatchee National Forest
Local Maps: Green Trails Mount Si No. 174, Skykomish No. 175
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Creek Falls (Taylor River)

Recent Trail Reviews

8/14/2006
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Trail was in good condition; little to no water in creeks so crossings were easy. Saw a surprising number of dogs on the trail. Note that some of the rock fields might be tough on tender paws.



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Apr 2018