Fall is coming our way, and the salmon runs are on their way as well. Are you interested to see all the activity at our local riverfront communities? Here’s the scoop from the King County Spawning Salmon Viewing Locations:
Salmon Viewing Locations in the Snoqualmie Valley
Raging River, Fall City: From downtown Fall City, head south on the Preston-Fall City Road. Turn left, heading east, on SE 44th Place about .1 mile.
Tolt-McDonald Park, Carnation. From Highway 203, head west on NE 40th Street in Carnation and follow signs to the park. View salmon from the footbridge over the river.
Tolt River foot bridge on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, Carnation: From Highway 203, just south of the Tolt River, head east on NE 32nd. Just before Remlinger Farms the trail crosses over the road, park and climb steps to the trail. Head north on the trail to the bridge.
Chinook Bend, Carnation: The turnoff is on the north side of NE Carnation Farm Road, just west of the bridge over the Snoqualmie River. Park and walk in until you come to the gravel bar.
Snoqualmie Valley Trail:
Salmon Signage & Artwork Locations
Learn about salmon through educational signage and salmon-inspired artwork while you walk, run or ride along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.
McCormick Park, Duvall: Totem pole-like sculptures depict the many facets of the valley’s working rural landscape and the challenges facing salmon. The sculptures were created by students from Cherry Valley Elementary School in Duvall.
Tolt River Bridge, Carnation: Ceramic tiles emblazoned with salmon-inspired artwork can be found encircling a park bench at this trail site. The tiles were created by students with the Tolt Middle School Art Club. The bench was donated by the school’s recycling club.
Griffin Creek Bridge, (.5 mi. south of) Carnation: Interpretive signage only at this location.
Meadow brook Slough, Snoqualmie: “Water Echoes,” a steel arch inspired by the shape of Snoqualmie river’s oxbow at the slough. Students from Two Rivers Middle School in North Bend designed, welded and installed the arch.
There is also a printable brochure describing the best viewing locations and additional information on salmon habitat restoration.