Franklin Falls Trail

EASY 214 reviews
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Franklin Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles 311 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 47. Left off the freeway. Right at T in road for .4 miles. Left on FSR 58 for 2.5 miles to FSR 5830. Turn left and park before bridge, trailhead is just before bridge on the right.

38 minutes ago

Awesome hike. Great scenery. Easy and fun for the whole family. Would recommend.

2 days ago

People was sledding down the hill at the falls because there was enough snow covered. However, we witnessed a freak accident when a guy ran over a group of people with his sled so be on the lookout. It's a beautiful scene but very slippery so shoe spikes are a must.

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8 days ago

Amazing winter hike. Especially cool with the falls almost frozen.

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15 days ago

Beautiful hike for the winter time definitely my favorite spot yet. The waterfall was amazing.

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17 days ago

21 days ago

Don't even try to drive your sedan to the trailhead parking lot. There's like 30 cars piled back trying to wait for someone in a sedan that can't make a k turn. Park far enough away from the trailhead to get out.

Update:

People are parking on the side of the road when people can't even make turns down it. They made the road into a one way. People should seriously be towed. I try to always have a seriously courteous hiking spirit with my fellow outdoorsy people but this is absolutely a joke.

The pictures are gorgeous and it's good bang for your buck but it is not worth it with these New Years resolutioners destroying any possibility of having a mutually respectful experience.

Will try again when everyone gives up on their hiking goals and the Seattle times article is a few more weeks in the past.

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23 days ago

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25 days ago

Love this hike both spring and winter! Nice and easy trail until the end, right before the waterfall. A bit tricky during spring and even trickier during winter. Tip: wear gloves and hold onto branches and exposed roots to help you get down that last bit.

So worth the hike! I didn't like the fall too much during spring and regular season, doesn't look too impressive compared to other waterfalls. But this place is magnificent during the winter!

And another thing if you click to follow the direction from here and it takes you to maps, it tells you to take exit 52. Don't, the road is closed off by snow. Take exit 47 instead and follow the signs. It takes you straight for Franklin Falls. And that's actually the exit we took when I went with family.

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25 days ago

The road to the trailhead from exit 53 is shut down, but the road was easily hikeable. With photogenic spits on each end, it's hard to beat for an easy stroll.

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28 days ago

Great hiking, a bit icy at the end...

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