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Raging River Natural Area

Issaquah Alps

Location

Issaquah Alps
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Length

0.5 miles, one-way

Elevation

Highest Point: 280 ft.

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This King County park is located on the eastern shore of the Raging River, just north of Preston. Arrive at the small parking area after crossing a historic bridge over the Raging River and head out on the trail.

This area is managed primarily as important riparian habitat, but there are a couple short trails, one heading into the upland portion of the property and the other following along the river. Depending on the water level, this lower trail may hit a submerged dead end shortly. Similarly, the upland trail may be overgrown or muddy depending on when maintenance has occurred.

The Raging River is a salmon spawning stream. This park is located a couple miles south from where the Raging flows into the Snoqualmie, and then eventually to the Puget Sound.

For some other nearby trails, the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail passes within a couple hundred feet of this trailhead.  And just up the road toward Preston sits the Preston Mill Property which is now a park managed by King County.

 

Raging River Natural Area

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5399, -121.9080 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Issaquah Alps

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Getting There

From either direction on I-90, take exit 22. If exiting from the westbound lanes, go right at the end of the off ramp. If exiting from eastbound lanes, turn left at the end of the offramp. Then take the first right onto High Point Way for half 2.2 miles. Turn right onto SE 68th Street and drive a few hundred feet, crossing over the river, before arriving at the parking area on the right. Parking for two cars.

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