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Offline dancingcyclist

Overnight Parking for Iron Horse Trail
« on: August 02, 2016, 10:53:49 pm »
I'm planning a ride from Rattlesnake Lake (North Bend) to Ellensburg and back mid Sept. this year and I'm trying to find a safe place to park my car for a few days/nights. Originally I was going to start in Duvall and also ride the Snoqualmie Valley Trail but have been told flat out there is no overnight parking in Duvall. I figured I could park at the Cedar Falls Trailhead but Wa. State Parks is saying no, day use parking only.

Does anyone know where I can safely park? What do other cyclists do? I live near Bellingham and it's more trouble then it's worth to box up the bike and take a bus. I'm hoping to ride the Olympic Discovery Trail next year, will I run into the same parking problems? 

It's hard to believe we have all these Rail Trails to ride but can't park overnight.

Offline Itinerant Harper

Re: Overnight Parking for Iron Horse Trail
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 05:17:50 pm »
So there is parking for the Iron Horse Trail at Rattlesnake Lake. There is specific parking for the trailhead with a pay station at it past the parking for the the lake.  There are several other trailheads where one can pay to park and then get up to the IHT.

Additionally it wouldn't be hard to find parking in North Bend where you could leave your car and then ride the Upper Snoqualmie Valley Trail to Rattlesnake Lake and the IHT.

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Overnight Parking for Iron Horse Trail
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 12:52:09 am »
Several times in small towns I have used street parking and asked people in local houses if they'd keep an eye on the car. 
Every time, I have received enthusiastic help.  Duvall is a cool town, and I bet the response would be good. 
May the wind be at your back!