Campbell Global is now selling permits for accessing the tokul trails. Permits are required to recreate (ride) on CG property starting April 1. Information is on the Campbell Global web site linked here.
Tokul East consists of logging road climbs and a combination of loose, technical descents and flowy trails. Some of the trails are locally-famous for their flow or commitment, and a number of other areas - including Duthie Hill - take inspiration from the Tokul East standards: Flowtron 3000, Crazy Ivan, and others. Rides usually consist of several laps climbing up the logging roads and descending down the trails.
Note that these trails are on private property.
These are some of the best draining trails in our area, and this is an excellent winter riding area. The flip side is that the trails can turn to marbles and get slick and loose in the summer.
Tokul East was formerly a part of Hancock's Snoqualmie Forest, a 100,000 acre tree farm. King County has purchased most of the development rights for this forest, but much of Tokul East was kept out of that deal and it is zoned residential, with future homes possible for this area.
There are some great apres-ride taverns in Fall City such as the Last Frontier Saloon, a classic dive frequented by mountain bikers. Look for the Flowtron 3000 and Last Frontier signs hanging from the ceiling. The Snoqualmie Brewery in downtown Snoqualmie has good food and is kid friendly. Rhodie's BBQ is now in Preston across from the ballfields.
From Seattle take I-90 East to the Preston Exit, turn left at the stopsign and cross the freeway and then take an immediate right on High Point Way. High Point turns into Preston-Fall City Rd, and continue on this for about 4 miles. At Fall City you will hit a stop sign and turn right here onto Hwy 202 (also called SE Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd). Contine on 202 for about 1 mile and turn left 356th Dr SE. Go up the hill for 1/3 mile and park in the trailhead lot on your left.
To find the trail system head East on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT) for about .7 miles and take the climbing logging road on your left. Once you find the power lines you will find all kinds of trails to make different loops.
Please be respectful when you park, and don't park on neighbor's parking strips. This lot gets full during peak periods, so you may want to use one of the alternate parking areas listed below.
Alternate parking can be found in Fall City at the main parking spot for Tokul West. From Fall City, cross the bridge and turn left at the roundabout toward Carnation (Hwy 203). Park in the large lot on your left. From the parking lot, ride 200 feet north on Hwy 203 and turn right on SE 39th Place; at the end continue past the gate for a gentle climb up a dirt road to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT). At the top of the dirt road, turn right onto the SVT. Follow this for approx 2 miles and you'll come to the main Tokul East parking lot.
There is also singletrack that connects Tokul East to Snoqualmie Falls. This can be done either way - starting in Tokul East and riding the SVT to where the Snoqualmie Falls trail intersects, or starting at Snoqualmie Falls and riding the singletrack to the SVT and on into Tokul East. Entrance to the trail on the Snoqualmie Falls side is in the back corner of the upper Salish Lodge parking lot (across the street from the Falls/Lodge). Please don't park in their private parking lot.
The trails are fairly short here, so most people do a few laps. Here is a fun route to get you started.
1. Park in the lot at 356th and the Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT). Pedal east on the SVT for .7 miles, then take a soft left, climbing up an old logging road. At the top of this road, you'll be at the power lines, turn left. Go a few hundred yards up the powerline road, and just as it start to curve left, take an old logging road on your right. This road will switch back a few times with a nice hearty climb. At the top of this road it'll T - turn right and go 1/4 mile or so. On your right you'll see a sitting log and a big rock marking the start of Flowtron 3000.
2. Ride Flowtron. You'll end up at the bottom of the road you just climbed.
3. Climb up the road again. Before you get to the T, and just before you come out into the clear cut, you'll see OGDH on your left.
4. Ride OGDH, crossing the road twice.
5. Now you'll come out at the powerline road. Do the grunt up the powerlines.
6. Ride the first two sections of Midtown.
7. When you come out onto a logging road after the middle section of Midtown, turn right and climb the logging road. At the first road intersection turn left, then ride the road down a little bit and you'll see the entrance to lower Crazy Ivan on your left.
8. Ride lower Crazy Ivan. You'll finish at the SVT, turn ride, and head back to your car.