Seattle: North Fork Taneum Creek Trail

Hike 8.6 miles along a rippling creek and past high cliff walls to pockets of old-growth forest, birding hotspots, and a bonanza of wildflower patches.
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Hike 8.6 miles along a rippling creek and past high cliff walls to pockets of old-growth forest, birding hotspots, and a bonanza of wildflower patches.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.9

Waypoints

NFT001

Location: 47.1154403686523, -120.953323364258

Head W on trail from curve in road

NFT002

Location: 47.1163024902344, -120.965919494629

Pass through mud flats with flowering skunk cabbage

NFT004

Location: 47.1228103637695, -120.979598999023

Barred owls hoot and woodpeckers drill in lush stand of old-growth giants

NFT005

Location: 47.1241111755371, -120.984870910645

Views S to North Fork Taneum Creek

NFT006

Location: 47.1247711181641, -120.988502502441

Massive meadows of flowers, butterflies, and anthills; easy access to creekside

NFT007

Location: 47.1250839233398, -120.996170043945

Butterflies flutter along gravel bar in creek; five-star lunch spot

NFT009

Location: 47.1265106201172, -121.019943237305

Veer R, staying on main trail

NFT010

Location: 47.1261787414551, -121.021194458008

Bridge crosses over creek; good turnaround spot
Optional: Hike 1.2 miles to Taneum Ridge Trail

NFT008

Location: 47.1266250610352, -121.007537841797

Canyon walls grow steeper

NFT003

Location: 47.1199989318848, -120.974716186523

Keep NW past Lodgepole Creek