Good News! Due to the forecasted rain the Snoqualmie forest will re-open Friday morning August 27th 1 1/2 hours before sunrise. We hope to keep the forest open for the remainder of the year if we receive enough rain. Please continue to be EXTREMELY careful, as it is still very dry.
Snoqualmie access permits allow entry to the Snoqualmie Forest located north of North Bend and Snoqualmie, Washington.
Motorized Recreation Access permits allow access for a range of outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, bicycling, sightseeing, photography – activities that are not allowed are motorcycling, ATVing, snowmobiling and target shooting.
Motorized permits allow access for families, defined for the purpose of this permit as legally married spouses (recognized by the State of Washington) and their children under age 19. Every person in a vehicle entering the property must have a permit or be named on their parent’s permit, even if they are not driving. Permits cost $250 and are limited to 1000 permits to be sold.
Non-motorized permits are available on an annual or daily basis for families or individuals and are required for all non-motorized access including horseback riding, walking and bicycling. Permits are available for purchase on-line, just click on the non-motorized permit tab. For 2015, annual family permits cost $80 and individual permits cost $45 with an unlimited quantity available for purchase. Daily permits cost $15 for families and $8 for individuals and are good for one-day only. Non-motorized permit holders may not ride in any vehicle while on the property.
Camping permits are also available that allow overnight camping in designated areas. Just 200 permits are available for a cost of $100 each. Campers must also have either a motorized access or non-motorized access permit. Please click on the camping tab for more information.
All access is generally open from April 1st to March 30th except July 3rd, 4th and 5th. Access is allowed from 1 and 1/2 hours before sunrise to 1 and 1/2 hours after sunset and overnight for up to 14 days in a month with a camping permit.
*Please Note: King County is performing repairs on the Tokul Bridge along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Unfortunately, the trail will be closed to the public from 356th DRIVE SE southward. Access to Tokul mountain biking trails on the Snoqualmie forest via the Snoqualmie Valley Trail will be blocked due to the construction by King County. *