Snoqualmie Valley Bike Trail

Confession: I did not reach my biking goal last year. [insert sad face emoji here] The last bike ride I’ve been on was – gasp – July 7th! It’s been over six, six whole months (!), since I’ve ridden my bicycle.

img_1228Six months is a shamefully long time!

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Megan and Collin, who seem to stay active, rain or shine, suggested we take our bikes on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. They’ve ridden this trail before and really liked it. They’ve seen a bobcat here and elk! (unfortunately, when we all ride together we’re all very chatty, so the animals hide).

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It’s a railroad grade, gravel trail. Not very long ago I wouldn’t have had any problems biking for 20 or 30 miles of this. But this time…? Oh, how that time off shows!

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The young and the in-better-shape-than-me will have no problem enjoying this trail! All you need is a bike with fat tires (and it’s also helpful to have shocks, but not necessary), a water bottle and a snack.

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The day was a chilly January kind of day. Overcast, with some sun breaks. I’m glad we all had gloves.

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Me, Jae, Darien, Megan & Collin

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail goes from Duvall all the way to Rattlesnake Lake. That’s 31.5 miles. So just on this trail alone you could do 60 miles. Very exciting! This bike ride was very short – less than 6 miles from I-90 to the lake – but exhausting, so I might not be ready for the 60 miles. It’s just nice to know that it’s there as an option for some future epic ride!

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  • This Ride: 10.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 416 ft
  • YTD Biking Miles: 10.7
  • YTD Hiking Miles: 0.0

 

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