Twin Falls Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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).
Beautiful trail, well maintained with moderate traffic. Distance and elevation are good for an early season warm up.
Beautiful trail with lots of water views. Pretty easy but not boring, a good hike to get back into the season.
Beautiful falls! 3/4 of trail is muddy and has some icy areas! Overall this trail is really nice despite the mud, ice and a few downed limbs!
Amazing trail with phenomenal views of the 2 waterfalls. Be careful on cold icy days, the trail can be completely frozen, so traction footwear is a must on those days. On days that are wet, the trail can get very muddy. There are some gains in elevation, but nothing too crazy. The views of the waterfall is amazing, it's worth all the hiking. Once you reach the first big waterfall, enjoy it and keep going for about a few hundred feet, there will be another waterfall.
This should be categorized as point to point not out and back. Completing the whole trail gets you to another trail entrance.
The trail is in very rough condition. Tons of downed trees in the path that have been there for an obviously long time. Lots of erosion, likely from too many hikers making "shortcuts". It's in a pretty sad state.
The bridge is pretty and the river is gorgeous but it's so overcrowded and you hear I-90 the whole hike you're really not immersed in nature whatsoever.
Extremely icy in the winter, but the falls are worth the icy hike.
1st half easy 2nd 1/2 more uphill - Jan 25 needed micro spikes to get up last 1/2 mile before trail joined the iron horse trail.......
Very Muddy in places.... BEAUTIFUL views all along trail - waterfalls beautiful. Great hike - will go again
Went over New Years weekend and it was really icy! But beautiful!! Hope to go again soon!
Very icy trail conditions, please wear spikes if you plan on going on this one. People were slipping, sliding and falling down all over the place.
It was amazing! Very icy, some trees down at one spot, and at one point there was a fallen banister but it is a BEAUTIFUL hike. It can be as long or as short as you want, but make sure you stop by the scenic viewpoint to see the falls. Absolutely gorgeous.