John Wayne Pioneer Trail: Hyak to Rattlesnake Lake
ElevationAscent: 1,460' 445 m
Descent: -3,056' -931 m
High: 3,875' 1,181 m
Low: 976' 298 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)
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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
Family Friendly Start at Hyak and its all downhill! Hiking through the tunnel is a unique experience that the kids will love.
- Bring a charged light and some extra layers. You'll need it for the very long, dark, and cold tunnel.
- Before you start hiking, make sure to leave a retrieval car at the end of the trail. Unless you want to hike 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.
Camping is also possible, with campsites located at Alice Creek and Carter Creek. Bring $12 cash to complete the on-site self-issue.
Land Manager: Washington State Parks - Olallie State Park