Asahel Curtis Nature Trail 1023


Begin at Annette Lake Trailhead or Asahel Curtis Picnic Area and enjoy a short, easy walk through one of the last remaining stands of old growth in the Snoqualmie Valley. You’ll cross Humpback Creek several times before the trail raises gently into a grove of mature Douglas-fir, western hemlock and western red cedar trees. See mosses, ferns, orchids and a large variety of wildflowers in late spring and mushrooms on the forest floor during fall.  Listen to winter wrens among the trees and occasionally spot a pileated woodpecker. This is an excellent walk for families with young children, as well as for older people, but use caution on the cedar boardwalk planks that are slippery when wet.  Follow the short connector trail to the Asahel Curtis Picnic Area to the north.

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At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Restrictions: The trail is closed to motorized vehicles. Bicycles and stock are not allowed.
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Annette Lake Trailhead and Asahel Curtis Picnic Area.
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend Office at 425-888-1421.

General Information


Exit #47 from I-90. Turn south at the first stop sign and then turn left on  FS Road #55 and drive 0.5 mile to the large parking lot on the right. The trail begins at the east end of the parking lot next to Humpback Creek. This trail can also be accessed via the Asahel Curtis Picnic Area.

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  Area/Length : 
1.3 mile loop

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  Elevation : 
1900 feet - 1900 feet