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Routes that Jon and Sarah love!
- From Carnation, we love taking the shuttle (with our bikes) north to Duvall, and then riding back to Carnation on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. The Lower Valley is flat with beautiful farmlands and Audubon scenery (9 miles, 45 minutes). Another wonderful option is taking the shuttle south to Snoqualmie, visiting the falls, and then riding back to Carnation on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, following the downhill grade of the river. This Upper Valley route is forested, refreshing and scenic (11 miles, 1 hour).
- On Saturday and Sunday Pleasant Hill Winery is usually open. It's about 2 miles south of Carnation. It's a flat and refreshing ride and very easy to get to from the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. The winery is cute, quaint, and well established. [Currently not open. They are changing owners.]
- During the weekdays, it is convenient to use the Snoqualmie Valley Shuttle, which has a bike rack. Here is the schedule. You can catch the shuttle right outside Miller's Mercantile in downtown Carnation. A great route is to take the shuttle to the town of Snoqualmie and ride back to Carnation on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. It's an easy downhill grade following the flow of the river. In downtown Snoqualmie there is a railroad museum, a winery called Sigurillo Cellars, shopping, and restaurants. Here you can also check out Snoqualmie Falls before hitting the trail back to Carnation. To get on the Carnation-bound trail in Snoqualmie, bike north on Tokul Road SE, and you will see the trail on your left in about a half mile.
- We think Tuesday is one of the best days to bike, because you can do all of the activities listed in point #2 AND you can end at the Carnation Farmers Market with music and treats.
- One of our favorite place in the entire valley is William Grassie winery. Ask Sarah about the secret back entrance from the Snoqualmie Valley Trail to the winery that she made. Bill Grassie is a wonderful winemaker and a great guy to talk to.
- William Grassie is located in Fall City... another great option is to travel 7 miles south on the trail (low grade hill) from Carnation to Fall City. Go for lunch at the Fall City Road House and visit the Fall City Flea Market. Possibly stop at Pleasant Hill Cellars on your way back to Carnation.
- There is a lovely alpaca farm stand called Cascade Rose Alpacas 2 miles from Carnation on the trail. At their stand you can purchase their farm goods and you can pet Alpacas!
- If you are interested in exploring the Lower Valley, you can take the shuttle to cozy Duvall, and then ride back to Carnation (or ride both ways). In Duvall there is a lot of shopping and restaurants. There is also a tasting room called Match. The lower valley is flat and moves through rolling farms. It's also one of the best Audubon regions in the area.
- A new brewery just opened in Duvall called Valley House Brewing Company. It's located directly off the trail. And, right up the road is the Historic Daugherty House. The historic house is open for a visit every Sunday in the summer with a docent to give you background on the history of the local and regional area.
- Misty Valley Farms is a great farm stand. It just opened, but it is better accessible by vehicle, due to its location off of the highway.
- Harvold's Barry Farm is a gem of the valley, and it is located just two blocks away from Valley Vignettes. Come pick some delicious sun-kissed strawberries and raspberries. Be sure to check the days they are open.
- There are a number of other possibilities which include but are not limited to:
- Meadow Brook Farm Reserve for elk watching,
- Cherry Valley Winery in Duvall,
- Wineries in North Bend,
- Beautiful roads to Carnation Farms Educational Center and Carnation Historical Society Museum,
- Back roads to Fall City Road House Restaurant,
- Back roads to Jubilee Farm and Blue Heron Bar and Grill.
- Daugherty House Museum in Duvall,
- Lots of berry farms, flower stands, and farm stands.
- If would like more information on other places to visit in the valley, please check out the Savor Snoqualmie website and create your own amazing day. Also see their Facebook page for upcoming events in the valley.