Way too many tourists. Way too crowded. can't get close enough to the falls. Not worth the time or effort.

Beautiful falls; a better view at the upper falls than the lower viewing point. Plant types are marked along the way.

18 days ago

Was super crowded when I went but still an awesome view!

Upper views are awesome but if you go down the trail and the gate is open then the view is even better.

Thus place is beautiful year round, but if you can make it during spring runoff you'll be treated with a wonderful sight.

Good little hike, very short. The viewing area is good for strollers, but DO NOT try to walk the trail with one! It was painful watching people try to do that through the dirt and gravel. Went on the weekend and it was insanely crowded. Took us about 20 minutes to even find a parking lot. The trail down and back was busy, but not overbearing, unfortunately most people were there just to park and cross a bridge to see the falls, so we barely got a glimpse of the water at the bottom because there were too many people.

beautiful & easy trail

I definitely recommend using the lower lot on Fish Hatchery Rd. It is free, there are always spots and you can easily reach the trails for the falls. The path to the upper falls are up hill with a fairly steep grade but much better to do it on the way up to see the top rather than head down and then make the trek back up to your car. It is fairly busy and the trail has plenty of people. My dog loved meeting all the people and other dogs too.

Quick stop on the way to Seattle.

1 month ago

Not too long. Something you could do with younger kids. A little steep at parts

scenic driving
2 months ago

I did not go down to the falls but the view up top was breathtaking. This is one of the most beautiful falls I’ve seen.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail and views! Love this waterfall just 40 minutes outside of Seattle!!

Amazing sight, I went around 7 and pretty much had the park to myself.

The falls were beautiful!! Wasn’t able to hike the trail. Rainey day with a 3 year old in tow.

The main Trail was closed down but the views from the main area was great! Wish the Trail was open though.

7 months ago

If you can only go on the weekends but you don’t want the heavy foot traffic, go early, and go when it snows! We took the short trail to the lower boardwalk today in the rain/slush, and the lower section was pretty secluded. Also worth checking out: the river access (just read and obey the posted signs). The trail features lots of nature and historic information on posts—pretty interesting! The falls are beautiful, but I gave it three stars because of the commercialized feel.

Closer to moderate, IMO - the way back up is all incline, some parts can be a bit slippery when wet. Can be very crowded but still really breathtaking. It wasn't too bad on the weekdays, was a madhouse when we went on a weekend (Niagara falls level of busy)

7 months ago

Great but very overcrowded, for good reason though.

Main reason for not liking this hike to much is because it’s overly crowded by tourists. During summer, parking is difficult to find. There is not much shade provided by trees. Can catch good views of the waterfall from overlooks. Dog-friendly.

Short and nice hike. Kids friendly too.

8 months ago

Very beautiful and easy hike.

I like rough, secluded trails. this one is commerialized.

This was a great outing, amazing views, it was so close to the road that so many people were there, it was hard to get a good spot to take pics. You couldn't admire the view of the falls due to so many tourists. The hike down to the bottom was beautiful, the river was beautiful, we crossed over the rocks and just enjoyed the peaceful view. We got there at around 10am, by the time we left it was even more crowded.

Beautiful view, I must admit this a big attraction meaning there's a large amount of people viewing the beautiful snoqualmie fall..

I was lucky enough to squeeze in and snap a photo!

9 months ago

First hike in too long and this will be hard to beat. Falls running low but still beautiful and it allowed us to play in the river.

Nice easy hike.

Beautiful waterfalls.

10 months ago

Gorgeous huge thundering waterfall. Trail is more of a heavily populated path and boardwalk than a trail , but very pretty dense forest. Wish we could get closer to Falls. Way to many people , so didn't feel like hiking. But definitely a must see due to the beautiful falls. Took Michael and 1 1/2 hours, which included time to play in the stream and hang out at the view point.

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