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Traditional Knowledge Trail

Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area
47.5157, -121.8446 Map & Directions
0.3 miles, roundtrip
Heading into the woods on the Traditional Knowledge Trail. Photo by Karen Daubert.
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids

This short hike is a lovely way to learn about traditional plants that are important to the Snoqualmie Tribe in a beautiful setting. Continue reading

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Hiking Traditional Knowledge Trail

This short hike is a lovely way to learn about traditional plants that are important to the Snoqualmie Tribe in a beautiful setting.

For many years, tribal members explored nearby reservation lands and identified this area of high importance to set aside for the purpose of helping to preserve traditional ecological knowledge of the Snoqualmie people.

The result is this unique 0.3 mile trail that follows a little creek as it travels though a healthy forest with Douglas fir and beautiful understory. Twenty-four trail signs along the way indicate plants, identified by their common names, photos, drawings, and their name in the Lushootseed dialect as well as their importance in history.

A giant 200-year-old Douglas fir is the first plant to welcome visitors on the trail but be on the lookout for a Western Red Cedar, sometimes referred to as the Tree of Life. The Snoqualmie people built houses and canoes with cedar wood, used the bark for berry baskets and the soft inner bark for clothes, hats, even diapers.

WTA worked here in 2019!

Traditional Knowledge Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5157, -121.8446 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Seattle, drive east on I-90. Take exit 27 toward Snoqualmie and turn left on Winery Road. Stay on Winery Road until it becomes North Bend Way. The trailhead is on the corner of North Bend Way and 372nd Ave NE at the following address: 9416 372th Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie, WA. The trail begins opposite 93rd St.

The trail is on the Snoqualmie Tribe Environmental and Natural Resources Department building property, which is open from dawn to dusk. Park on the cul-de-sac located at the end of 93rd St.

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This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO.

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Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area

Snoqualmie Tribe

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Traditional Knowledge Trail

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