On Monday, May 23, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) began a restructured route – the Cedar Falls Loop – that travels from downtown North Bend to the scenic and recreational Rattlesnake Lake Trailhead.
With this move, the non-profit SVT reminds residents why it’s such a valuable community resource. With connections to this bus from Snoqualmie Falls and every town in the Snoqualmie Valley, SVT says not only does it transports local residents to work, shopping and services, it’s also a Snoqualmie Valley tour bus which serves tourists and locals alike.
Explore your own Backyard
As summer beckons and kids anticipate the end of another school year, many parents are pondering how to satisfy the energy of their kids without breaking the bank. SVT has an answer, saying how lucky we are to be surrounded by landscapes and adventure that attract tourists here from all over the world… so why not live like a tourist in your own backyard?
Hop on a SVT bus or Valley Shuttle** and tour the beautiful Valley for no more than $1-one way. Most buses are equipped with bike racks and kids from age 13 can travel on their own between North Bend and Duvall. This means it’s possible to travel via SVT to three great farmers markets, parks, family entertainment, as well as destinations like Remilinger Farms, nearly any point on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, Snoqualmie Falls and, now through September, Rattlesnake Lake.
To further promote all of the services provided by SVT, the staff has developed a new website (SVTBus.org), which they refer to as a “Love Letter to the Valley.” The site is full of scenic landscape photos taken along the SVT routes, as well as popular destinations, maps and up to date rider alerts.
The restructured North Bend Cedar Falls Loop starts at the Mt. Si Senior Center with stops at the North Bend Post Office before traveling by the entrance to Si View. It then heads to Wilderness Rim, Cedar Falls Trailhead at Rattlesnake Lake and finally Riverbend as it returns to downtown North Bend. There are connections to this bus from Snoqualmie and Snoqualmie Valley Shuttle stops in Fall City, Carnation and Duvall.
For more route information, route maps, and to see what makes SVT such a valuable community resource, visit the new website at SVTBus.org or call the SVT office at 425.888.7001.
[**The Valley Shuttle is a Metro bus administered by King County Metro in partnership with SVT.]