Cascade Valleys Heritage Corridor

Native Americans established this route, and the culmination of today’s byway, North Bend, was a seasonal meeting place for local tribes and the end of the swim for salmon unable to continue upstream past Snoqualmie Falls.

There is no roughing it on this road trip. Taste local wine and handcrafted ale; dine in some of the Northwest’s most exclusive restaurants; attend open-air concerts by world famous performers. Even adventures are leisurely; take a picnic to Marymoor Park and watch the dizzying bicycle races at the state’s only velodrome or stand in the mist of the 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls, then stroll to the nearby resort for its legendary four-course breakfast.

Key points of interest:

  • Snoqualmie Falls – From time immemorial, the Snoqualmie Tribe has considered Snoqualmie Falls sacred – its birthplace of creation. Mists from the thundering 268-foot waterfall carry prayers to ancestors, and the Falls provide the gifts of food, water, life, health, and healing. Today, the Snoqualmie Tribe warmly welcomes all visitors to this sacred place to experience its power in their own way.
  • Rattlesnake Ledge – This trek to a classic overlook of Rattlesnake Lake and Mt. Si is one of the area’s most popular hikes. The views from this well-groomed, busy trail also include Cedar River watershed, Mount Washington, and Chester Morse Lake.