Major repairs are needed to the historic Tokul Creek Trestle – the stunning, century-old wooden structure that once carried railroad cars and now serves as part of King County Parks’ Snoqualmie Valley Trail.
Soaring 120 feet above the creek and spanning a 400-foot-wide chasm, the trestle needs significant work to remain safe for trail users, including new structural timbers and reinforcements, plus new concrete deck panels.
The work is expected to begin Sept. 15 and last into spring of 2016. During this time, a three-mile-long stretch of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail will be closed to all access.
Because of the trestle’s remote location with no viable alternative routes, the trail will be closed from the trailhead at 356th Drive Southeast in Fall City to about one-quarter mile north of Tokul Road Southeast in Snoqualmie.
Funding for the trail repairs is being provided by the 2014-19 King County Parks, Trails and Open Space Replacement Levy through the Bridge and Trestle Program.
At more than 31 miles in length, the Snoqualmie Valley Trail is the longest trail in King County Parks’ 185-mile regional trail system. For more information about this and other trails, including Parks’ 180-mile backcountry trail system, visit https://www.kingcounty.gov/parks.
# # #
About King County Parks
King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 28,000 acres of open space, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 215 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs.