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Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own." - Charles Dickens

Iron Horse State Park on a sunny fall day

Parent Category: Washington Parks & Refuges
Created: 28 June 2018


 Location:   Snoqualmie Region, North Bend Area
 Acreage:   1,612 
 Visitor’s Information: 

Discover Pass is required;

dogs are allowed on a leash


Pictures below will take you on a virtual tour through the Iron Horse State Park.  Behold the beauty of our beloved Washington State!

 Photo taken from the Iron Horse State Park, Washington

What a pleasure of being outdoor! It’s truly inspiring to visit new places and explore new routes. Washington State Parks are best known for their majesty and uniqueness. They give us a chance to appreciate nature, discover it, relax and escape from the daily routine. 


Soak up the diversity of the Iron Horse State Park. It’s a thrilling 1,612-acre leaner state park that offers great number of biking, hiking and equestrian trails. You willl encounter restrooms, a wide parking area and several picnic tables there where you can have a snack in the surrounding greenery of the forest.

Photo taken from the Iron Horse State Park, Washington

Iron Horse State Park used to be known as Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad  but it was transferred to the state park in 1984. It’s a park for non-motorized transport which stretches along the namesake trail: the Iron Horse Trail or John Wayne Pioneer Trail. The trail passes through almost the whole Washington State originating from Cedar Falls Trailhead to the Columbia River.

 Photo taken from the Iron Horse State Park, Washington

This is a fascinating dog friendly park to spend beautiful time with your family, kids and your dog on a leash. differen trails to go on. Family outings, romantic long walks, mountain biking are truly amazing at any time of year.

 Photo taken from the Iron Horse State Park, Washington

Our team visited the park on September 28. We enjoyed a wonderful sunny day, fall colors, cool fresh air, huge trees with long branches covered with moss and lush vegetation along the trails. We recommend you to take your jacket and enough water with you. Go on an adventure to this splendid Iron Horse State Park and diversify your everyday life, get close to nature and explore breathtaking views. 

 Photo taken from the Iron Horse State Park, Washington

Exploring the Iron Horse State Park you can get stunning views of the surrounding pure nature, forests, valleys, mountains, and more. You can also experience great bird watching. There are a great number of different kinds of birds can be found in the trees and among fall foliage. This gorgeous year round state park absolutely varies from those you have visited in your life. 

 GPS Coordinates: N 47 25.950 W 121  45.999 

These pictures were taken on September 28, 2017

Driving Directions:

From Seattle: Take I-90 to Exit 32, take a right onto 436th St, following it over the Snoqualmie River for about three miles to the Rattlesnake Recreation Area. Drive past initial signs to Rattlesnake Lake and find the signed Cedar Falls Trailhead ahead on the left.

In order to get directions click on the map below:


Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Juliana Voitsikhovska

Information: Olena Ukholova

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