Snoose Junction is tucked away in the western slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range. Since it is located in King County, it is part of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area. But there is nothing metropolitan about this densely wooded mountain location! Thick forests, Seventeen Creek and the nearby Cedar River and Masonry Pool make Snoose Junction a beautiful slice of natural beauty.
Snoose Junction is surrounded by several pawsome Washington State Parks and Forests. No bones about it, pooches in this area have endless hours of outdoor fun right at the tips of their paws. Whether she is hiking the trails of Tiger Mountain State Forest or exploring Squak Mountain State Park, your furry BFF will be in paradise.
Iron Horse State Park is also a nearby hiking locale that welcomes four legged friends. Spend the day with your favorite hiking buddy while making your way through dense groves of trees. You can also discover the scablands that were created in the Ice Age. Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is definitely worth a visit. Situated right on the banks of the Green River Gorge, this State Park has three miles of dog friendly hiking trails that provide views of sandstone canyon walls, wetlands, and some serious rapids. Your pup will definitely have a tail waggin’ time!
In the City Center of Black Diamond, located 15 miles away from Snoose Junction, you will find a host of King County nature parks that your dog can enjoy on leash. In particular, the Flaming Geyser State Park is full of wooded hiking trails your pup will love to sniff around, as well as expansive fields where they can play with your favorite ball. Don’t forget to visit the site of the flaming geyser, where you can learn about its history. If you love trails through the wild, head to Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area. This has a beautiful coniferous forest that is just waiting to be explored with your furry friend!
To reach the stunning Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area, head 20 miles north from Snoose Junction. This is located in the Riverbend neighborhood of North Bend, and is sure to have your pup’s tail wagging all day long! All dogs are welcome on the trails, as long as they remain on their leash. In particular, the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is popular, with 6.6 miles of sniff-tastic track to explore, as well as Rattlesnack Mountain Trail, which is more difficult. You can also check out Iron Horse State Park, which is perfect if your dog likes to ruff it. Be sure to pack some treats and water for your furry friend!
Located 23 miles from Snoose Junction is Tiger Mountain State Forest in Issaquah. This is a great place for nature lovers who want to bring their dog along too. This beautiful 13, 745 acres of forest and varied terrain is made for exploring with your furry friend, with plenty of sniff-tastic trails and hikes you can enjoy together. Your pup will love to take in all of the new scents and sights of nature, as well as stretch their legs outdoors. All dogs are welcome here, but they must remain on leash. This will ensure everybody has a pawsome time!
If you and your pup are looking for an adventure outdoors, be sure to check out Squak Mountain State Park in Issaquah. This is located 23 miles northwest of Snoose Junction, but guarantees a puptastic day out! It has over 1470 acres of forest and 13 miles of sniff-tastic trails to wander, as well as the opportunity to spot wildlife and bird watch. All dogs are welcome here, as long as they remain on leash. You will need a Discovery Pass to visit, but when you have an annual pass, you can visit as many times as you like!
If you head northwest for 27 miles, you will arrive at the beautiful, Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. This will make a puptastic day out with nature trails you can explore through wooded forests and wetlands. What a pawsome way to enjoy a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Don’t forget to pack some water and treats for your pup to keep their energy up! If you need a place to stay for the night, Motel 6 in Issaquah is pet friendly and you are able to bring up to two dogs, with no additional fee to pay.