North Bend is located thirty miles east of Seattle and twenty miles west of the Snoqualmie Summit. Snoqualmie Valley is known for it’s wide variety of hiking trails, beautiful rivers and scenic mountains. Mt.Si. Trail, one of the most popular single hikes in Washington State is located 2 1/2 miles outside of North Bend.
Things To Do in North Bend WA
Visitors have a wide range of adventures to experience in the Snoqualmie Valley. The local Train Museum offers rides on their re-furbished dining cars. First board the train in North Bend. Then stop at the over-look of the beautiful Snoqualmie Falls. Antiques, art galleries and fine dining, are all with-in walking distance. Summer time offers the very popular “Light at the end of the Tunnel” marathon (for the athletes) and the Cherry Pie made famous by the Twin Peaks TV show is still available. Twin Peaks is still celebrated at the Twin Peaks Festival each July.
North Bend has the best and most varied hiking trails in the state. Walk through old growth trees hundreds of years old or tackle an aggressive three mile hike up Mt Si trail. Drive a short distance to eight different area hiking trails.
Take the short, scenic drive to nearby Snoqualmie Falls, one of the top three attractions in the state. The Snoqualmie Falls Brewery, located near-by, boasts the Tap Room restaurant. The favorite item on the menu is the “Sampler’s Beer Platter”, a taste of the favorites of the house.
Visit the summit of Snoqualmie Pass, just a short twenty five minute drive on I-90 East. Explore one of the most popular ski resort in the state. Besides skiing, cross country and downhill, they also offer snow-shoe treks and down-hill tubing.
The John Wayne Trail is a popular and well used trail. Winding through the valley, it is used by hikers, joggers, bicyclists and equestrians. It is a onetime railroad right of way that has been converted for public use.
Tree house Point (of television) is also nearby. You can tour the tree houses for a modest fee.Reservations required.
Shop at The North Bend Outlets, located just off I-90. The Outlets are a popular stop for visitors looking for value shopping.
Set on bluff high above the river, Roaring River Bed and Breakfast is ideally located to all the sites in the area. Enjoy quiet and solitude among the towering pines.
North Bend WA Weather and Getting There
North Bend weather is mild, rain and some snow in the winter, lots of sun in the summer. Winter cold will dip into the lower 30’s. Highs in the low 50’s. Some snow that generally is melted with-in a few days. Summer time temps will drift up to the high 70’s, low 80’s. Night-time 50’s, 60’s. The Valley receives about 96 inches of rain a year, the bulk of which is in the months of October to April.
North Bend is located 30 miles east of Seattle on I-90, the main east west highway in the state.