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Twin Falls Trail

EASY 208 reviews
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Twin Falls Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, WA 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.

3.8 miles 1072 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

washed out

Enjoy an easy hike through the Cascade foothills to a beautiful set of waterfalls, only 30 minutes from downtown Seattle This popular trail follows the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River through the rainforests along the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. The trail provides spectacular views of Twin Falls. Most people park at the Twin Falls Trailhead located off of Exit 34 on I-90. A little over a mile from the trailhead, a set of stairs descends to a viewpoint of the Lower Falls as they plunge over a 150 foot cliff. Hike another quarter mile to a bridge that spans the narrow Twin Falls canyon. From the bridge you can see several plunge pools of the Upper Falls upstream and the edge of the Lower Falls downstream. Less than a quarter mile from the bridge is a view of the Upper Falls from above. Most visitors turn around at this point as the trail starts climbing steeply. Those hearty enough to continue will find that, the trail intersects with the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in a little under a mile. The John Wayne Pioneer Trail is a 108 mile long trail that follows the old Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul-Pacific Railroad from Cedar Falls to Vantage. Hike east along the Pioneer Trail for a quarter mile to reach the Olallie State Park Homestead Valley Trailhead (located off I-90 Exit 38).


1 day ago

Good hike with kids. Swimming hole in the river part of the way through. A couple viewpoints of the falls give you different turn around points depending on how everyone is doing.


3 days ago

hiking

Nice rookie trail for my son just getting into hiking with me. The views are beautiful. The river is calming, and the falls are amazing. The only downfall is its a popular busy trail and some spots are very narrow.


3 days ago

Pretty easy hike with amazing viewpoints of the waterfall. Would definitely do it again.


3 days ago


3 days ago

hiking

Great trail. We arrived around 9:45, parking lot full, but plenty of street parking. The trail is well traveled and easy to navigate. Beautiful walk along the river before heading up to the falls.


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6 days ago

Worth the hike.


8 days ago

hiking

Great trail for families. Views were great with easy access. We started our hike around 9am with parking lot not quite full. Trail was quiet. We left around 11:30 and parking lot and street was full with lots of hikers heading into the trail.


9 days ago

Great hike! Definitely challenging hike, took our dog & really enjoyed it. Nice a shaded, trail can get crowded but it's worth it.


10 days ago

hiking

So, I'm writing this from the perspective of an outsider, someone from a region of the country that is relatively flat. I walk 5-6 miles everyday at a brisk pace but it's very flat; for me this trail definitely got the heart pumping at times. It was great. While this might be 'easy' for those from this region, I'd say it's closer to moderate for others. The trail is clearly defined, but does offer some less traveled (and undocumented I'm sure) small detour options. It's a gorgeous hike, absolutely stunning. There are points you can get into the crystal clear river, although note that it's quite swift moving. The falls are a worth the effort and price of admission ($10 day pass). Heavily traveled trail.


12 days ago

Hiked this beautiful trail yesterday. I can see why it's so popular. Early start the better, this trailhead parking fills quickly. Would definitely hike this alone as there is so much traffic, but lots of quiet get aways along the river.


24 days ago

walking

It's a great trail for the family. Plenty of rest points with just enough elevation change to keep the little ones going without tiring them out too much. Parking can be a hassle so plan accordingly, we arrived around 11:00am and had trouble finding a spot but by the time we came off (~4pm) there were plenty of spots. There's lots of trails off the main trail for those who don't want to the 1.8 miles to the falls. Would recommend to others. The biggest downside is the crowd, lots of people on a narrow trail can be frustrating.


28 days ago

Great


28 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking !!!


29 days ago


1 month ago

hiking

Easy trail with lovely waterfall views.


1 month ago


1 month ago

hiking

Beautiful hike that runs along the river with rewarding picturesque falls. There are some hills to hike up adding a bit of a challenge. Still an easy hike overall. We arrived at 9:30am and found the parking lot already full. By the time we left at noon people were parked along side the road for at least 1/4 mile beyond the lot.


1 month ago

Falls were pretty today. Definitely recommend the Twin Falls Trail for a quick morning hike. Start early though. Super busy.