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Cabin Creek Snowshoe

Snoqualmie Region

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WTA Member

50 

Hiked Jan 22, 2021

Type of Hike

Snowshoe/XC Ski

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition

Road

Road suitable for all vehicles

Bugs

No bugs

Snow

Trail snow-covered at times - gear and expertise recommended

Took a day off work to get in a little family snowshoe on a bluebird day. Our plan A had been to check out Roslyn's Urban Forest since we've enjoyed snowshoeing there in the past, but alas, there wasn't really snow. So, we headed back up the mtn and checked out Cabin Creek to see if there was room to explore.

This area really is better for x-country skiing than snowshoeing, since we needed to walk single file to stay out of the tracks, but we only went a couple miles, and mostly wanted to be outside moving for a few hours with our 9-month-old, so it was great for us.

Key details:

  • Parking lot late Friday morning -- the first parking lot was full, but the second one was only at about 1/4 capacity. I would probably avoid on a weekend if you can or get in by 8ish?
  • The short road to the second lot has some big ol potholes, but nothing a sedan couldn't handle if you take it slow.
  • The port-a-potty's were clean, though byo hand sanitizer.
  • Trails - We stayed on the less popular lower loop, so can't speak to conditions in the main trail network, but the trail seemed nicely groomed for x-country skiers. We wore snowshoes (and stayed waaaaay off to the side to keep out of the tracks) but we hardly needed them along the trail. Saw one woman walking in her hiking boots, and everyone else was skiing.
  • Nearly everyone we saw was friendly and had masks.

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