A quick day trip along the CCC trail near the Middle Fork

Day Hike on the CCC Trail Along the Middle Fork

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

May 27, 2021


Location

Length

Elevation

Our Rating

Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest | Middle Fork

7.16 miles, roundtrip

(This is from what we recorded on a Garmin Fenix 6x

Gain: 846 ft.

Highest Point: 956 ft.

Back in the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built trails all over America. This was a way to provide jobs for young Americans while simultaneously improve our trail systems and conservation efforts.

The Middle Fork area benefitted from these efforts, and the CCC Trail was established. This trail is a good option for those easing into hiking and want something that doesn't have a ton of elevation.

Getting Started

The trailhead starts just off the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road. You'll follow the trail as it meanders through the woods, with random sections of views of the nearby peaks.

After a couple miles, the trail spits you out onto an old road. You can turn around here, or follow the road to the left and that will take you to the next section of the CCC Trail.

As you get back onto the trail, you'll see small creeks and waterfalls along the way. We followed this section for another couple of miles before turning around.

Click on images below to see a bigger picture

Practicing LNT Principles, and Giving Back

We really want to encourage everyone to practice LNT principles when they explore these beautiful places. We spent years trying to minimize social impact on these locations, but the cat is out of the bag and these places are easy to find online. So it is our mission to share more about ways to keep these places as pristine as possible.

We also donate 3% of all our profits to organizations supporting the outdoors and working hard to keep these areas protected and safe.

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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