Nearby Hiking this Spring
As the days get longer and warmer, and your spring fever sets in, you might have the urge for a little hiking with the family. Listed below are five local hikes near Ten Trails that might be just what you need to ease the cabin fever this spring!
Mud Mountain Rim
This trail can be found 17 miles from Ten Trails at the Mud Mountain Dam Recreation Site, not far from Enumclaw. This is a relatively easy hike, 4.2 miles each way. The recreation site offers a playground, picnic area, and family-friendly hiking. Vista sites near the park provide the opportunity to view the dam and White River below with the added bonus of free parking in the nearby lot!
Part of the Issaquah Alps, the Squak Mountain trailhead is 19 miles from Ten Trails. This is moderate in difficulty and less crowded than the nearby Tiger Mountain trails. The hike is 6.6 miles roundtrip. A Discover Pass is required for parking at the trail head.
Pinnacle Peak (Mount Peak)
Not far from Enumclaw, this hike is about 20 miles from Ten Trails. This short but steep hike is two miles roundtrip and offers stunning views of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding valley with free parking for hikers.
Federation Forest Trail
Near the town of Greenwater, Federation Forest State Park can be found 26 miles from Ten Trails. This is a relatively easy roundtrip hike of five miles and begins with an Interpretive Center that is open April through October. This is a delightful trail through old growth forest, alongside the White River, that is great for a family day trip. A Washington State Parks Discover Pass is required for parking.
Snoquera Falls Loop
For residents looking to venture a little further out this spring, the Snoquera Falls Loop trailhead parking lot can be found 38 miles from Ten Trails. The loop is a moderate roundtrip hike of 3.9 miles, peaking at a lovely waterfall that roars in the spring and trickles in the summer. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for hiking.
There is no time like the present to discover what can be found just outside Your New Hometown! Happy trails! For more elevation details and maps to the above locations, go to the website for Washington Trails Association: https://www.wta.org/