-Collect pretty quartz crystals, pyrite and copper minerals at our private land old copper prospect overlooking the Snoqualmie River valley.
-Learn about how geology shaped Northwest history
-Enjoy hiking in an unspoiled old-growth forest
-Your guide will show you how to dig crystals and identify your finds
Our guide will lead you on a spectacular riverside drive from North Bend along an historic railroad grade with ruins of trestles and cedar-pipe water systems. Once past our private gate, you’ll leave the public road to access sights only hikers see: towering old growth trees, rushing streams & waterfalls, thousands of acres of pristine land. Once we arrive at our trailhead, we’ll hike less than 1/2 mile to our crystal-bearing paradise where we’ll expose quartz & pyrite crystals you can keep!
The drive from North bend is 24 miles, 10 of which is on a rocky unpaved road. Only high-clearance vehicles. 4WD is not necessary, but sedans & low SUV’s will bottom out on stream crossings. The road runs along the edge of cliffs, not recommended for acrophobic drivers. Wear sturdy shoes & bring a walking stick if you are accustomed to using one. Trip runs rain or shine, pls dress for the weather. Liability release required for guests 18 & over. We do not book adults w/out kids.
No pets. This is a family-oriented adventure, we will not book adults w/out kids. This trail can be difficult for people who are significantly overweight, acrophobic, or who have back or knee problems. Trail is short but steep in places, requires climbing over wet rocks & logs.
14 days notice required for a full refund. Late cancellations will be rescheduled or refunded if we can fill your space. We earn our trip fee by having happy customers, not hassling people about refunds!