Gravel--Snoqualmie Valley Trail, Snoqualmie-Three Forks-Rattlesnake Lake

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Date and Time: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 11:00am
Start Location: 
Centennial Fields Park
39903 SE Park St
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Contact Information: 
Cathy Henley
4cathy@live.com
206-249-6483
Distance: 
22.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
790 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 



Join us for a gravel ride on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail on one of the last days in the 60s. The group will maintain the equivalent of a steady-paced road effort (12-14 on road = 10-12 on gravel). A minimum of 32 cm tires are recommended. This beautiful stretch of easy gravel is an out and back that follows along the river to Rattlesnake Lake. NOTE: Stretches of trail may be muddy.

Pace: We'll be doing approximately 10-12 mph on the flat gravel sections, which is equivalent to a steady-paced road ride.  

Check in: Please check in by 10:50 a.m. so we can do a quick safety briefing for a prompt 11:00 a.m. departure. We'll meet close to the restrooms at Centennial Fields Park in Snoqualmie. 

Caution: Please do not leave valuables in your parked cars. Parks and trail heads are favorite locations for car break-ins.​​​​​

Route: The planned route/cue sheet is at the link below. It will not be handed out at the start. The goal is to stay together, but please bring navigation aids in case you need to finish on your own.

Restrooms: There are restrooms at the start/finish and a portable toilet at Rattlesnake Lake at mile 10. There is no food or water on the route, so please bring your own. 

Repairs: Please be prepared to take care of your own flats and mechanicals or with a plan for getting back to the start if your bike won't get you there. 

Registration: Please RSVP by clicking on the red Register Now button at the top of this page. Preregistration saves time at the start and allows us to contact you if there are changes. There is no need to cancel your reservation if you decide not to ride.

Cancellation: Forecasts for rain or unsafe riding conditions will be cause for cancellation, in which case the ride leader will not be at the start and the cancellation will be posted in the comments section at least 2 hours before the start.

Looking forward to riding with you!

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Comments

I've ridden the trail several times recently from Tokul Road towards Duvall on 25mm tires with no problem. Is the trail worse on the segment to Rattlesnake Lake?

Hi Bruce, the trail up to Rattlesnake is similar (but even prettier!) to the trail traveling toward Snoqualmie. A few areas of loose gravel that you need to watch on the gradual descent from the lake. This route has a couple of very short excursions on good/easy dirt trails to tie into the Iron Horse Trail and an out and back to the lake (via a flat lakeside section of the Rattlesnake Ridge Trail). Hope that helps!

 

Centennial Fields Park
39903 SE Park St
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
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