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Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road Closed at Valley Camp

Posted by Anna Roth at Jan 07, 2015 03:45 PM |
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Stormy weather last week brought flooding to various parts of the state, including along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road. The road has been closed to vehicle traffic at Valley Camp. Repairs are estimated to take between two and three weeks.

Stormy weather last week brought flooding to various parts of the state, including along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road. After last week's deluge, hikers looking for a retreat to the mountains outside of North Bend will have to wait, or commit to a road walk in order to access trails such as the Pratt Connector or Mailbox Peak.

Road closed to vehicles

According to Mike Niemi, Project Engineer for the Middle Fork Paving Project, heavy rains caused flooding which damaged a section of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road. The road has been closed to vehicle traffic at Valley Camp. Repairs are estimated to take between two and three weeks.

Try these further afield trails, too:

Olympics
Columbia Gorge
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Those wishing to travel beyond Valley Camp may do so on foot or by bicycle. If you're planning on hiking along the Middle Fork, please don't block the closure with parked cars.

Alternate routes

We know Mailbox Peak is a lot of hikers' go-to training trail. To avoid crowding at the Middle Fork closure, consider using this opportunity to explore other great conditioning hikes in the area:

Don't forget your winter snow smarts when you head out! Snow can change a trail you may be familiar with in the summer, and Mount Washington has particular avalanche danger.

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