As a Twin Peaks fan, it was incredibly exciting to walk here and take pictures of the falls. The actual trek is just an easy walk, but the views are amazing. A few people were walking their dogs when I was there in mid-May. I was absolutely freezing because I underestimated the temperatures outside, it started raining, and I hadn't layered my clothing correctly, but the beautiful scenery made everything worth it. They also have a nice gift shop, so check it out!
Natalie H. on Snoqualmie Falls Trail
Good for kids? Maybe? Falls are neat, but the dam infrastructure kids ruins it. Just a walking trail, not a hike.
Loved it! Hubby & I are beginner hikers and this was a nice short yet challenging start for us. It was pretty steep, but it was so short that it was over before we knew it. We checked out the river portion of the bottom of the hike & the rocks were fun to skip around. Then we checked out the boardwalk to the falls view at the river level and it was really nice and beautiful.
The falls are impressive. The hike less so. Wide, groomed and well traveled, it winds downhill to the river, then returns the same way - back up the hill. Nice, informative signs along the way about local flora and fauna.
Nice bathrooms, gift shop and food available. More of a sightseeing experience than hiking.
Steep short hike, about 1.5 miles round trip. Very wide easy path to follow. It's a quick hike down, but a major calf burner on the way up. There's lot of good signage explaining the different plant and tree species you'll see also gives info on the history of the falls and environs.
For those less interested in the steep hike, there's a parking lot down below for easier access to the river.
Please remember to pack your trash people, there's lots of litter below the boardwalk down at the bottom.
I hiked from the northern viewpoint to the southern viewpoint. The southern viewpoint, in my opinion, is a better view of the waterfall. It was beautiful. The hike up wasn't challenging for me but if you are out of shape, it will be. I saw many people taking lots of breaks so be aware that this is not for everyone. My profile picture was taken at the bottom viewpoint.