The Snoqualmie Valley is a farming and timber-producing region located along the Snoqualmie River in Western Washington, United States. The valley stretches from the confluence of the three forks of the river at North Bend to the confluence of the Snoqualmie River and the Skykomish River, forming the Snohomish River at Monroe. This stretch of the river includes Snoqualmie Falls. Towns in the valley are North Bend, Snoqualmie, Preston, Fall City, Carnation, and Duvall.
Hops were the major crop of this region in the late 19th century. This land is now home to over 20 local farms that work together to bring all kinds of fresh produce to the surrounding areas. The farm roads, with surrounding views of the snow capped Cascades mountain range, provide a serene and peaceful location for road cycling.
The Snoqualmie Forest located north of Snoqualmie and North Bend is an active tree farm owned by Campbell Global. Recreational permits for motorized and non-motorized vehicles are available for $50 a year. This is a favorite destination for our cross country mountain bike and gravel bike riders looking for a bit of off-road adventure.
Running the entire length of the valley is the Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT). Formerly part of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad that linked Everett to the mid West via the Cascades, the trail is now another gravel favorite where riders are treated to numerous trestle crossings, historic towns, mountain views, wildlife, and a roaring waterfall.
Mountain bikers enjoy several local destinations including Told MacDonald Park to the north of the valley, Tokul East and Tokul West to the east of the SVT between Fall City and North Bend. The Snoqualmie Ridge area links up with the SVT, Fall City and Tokul East via the back side of the Snoqualmie Ridge Trails, Lake Alice Road, and Se 39th Place.
The valley is the ancestral home of the Snoqualmie people. The name Snoqualmie comes from the native word for “Moon the Transformer” and originates in the creation myth of the Snoqualmie people.