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Franklin Falls Trail 1036 is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 367 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

Please note: The road leading to the trailhead periodically closes to motor vehicles due to snow levels. You can park just before the closure and walk the road instead. However, this makes the total trip length approximately 8 miles. The discover pass does not work at this location it will cost you $5 to park. Franklin Falls Trail is a popular, easy hike that is only a few miles round trip and is easily accessible thanks to the paved road in and the ample parking lot. It is a perfect hike for the whole family, so feel free to bring kids, even the little ones. The path is clearly marked and had plenty of stopping points. This is a highly travelled trail so parking fills up quickly, but that also means there are are restrooms available at the trailhead. This is a great hike year round. It is a perfect hike for taking a dip in the summer, enjoying a classic foggy pacific northwest day, and is a real winter wonderland when it is snowy- though you will want to consider bringing snow shoes or at least sturdy hiking boots and hiking poles. This can also be done as a loop with the Wagon Road Trail.

Federal Northwest Forest Pass

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Snoqualmie District (North Bend) Tel: 425.888.1421

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.

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Venkat Raman
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Hiking

Really Nice trail. Easy walk up and down. Parking at the base can be tough when it is crowded. Falls is worth checking out. Spend couple of minutes standing close to the waterfalls after you take all the pictures and enjoy the natural serene feeling. It was good to relax.

Avinash N
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Hema Sha
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HikingRocky

Very nice trail. Easy trail. Waterfall was wonderful. Will do this again.

Bradley Poerio
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Jed Johnson
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Hiking

Nice trail, busy as well. Get there early. Great for dogs and kiddos. For some reason this loaded as the wrong trail for me but this was Franklin Falls Trail.

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Amy Magee
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FeeGreat!

A very nice trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end. Trail is pretty easy. To get to the falls you have to go down a rocky area, it was a little wet and kind of slick. We went at 3pm, a lot of cars, we were lucky people were leaving so we got a parking spot. most people were considerate about keeping a safe distance away from each other, and moving over on the trail so others could pass. Beautiful hike, beautiful day will do it again

Lindsey Paradiso
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Hiking

This was a fun and easy hike, but the trail was packed. Definitely get there early in the morning. The parking situation is awful. We decided to not walk all the way down to the falls because of how many people were there. Lots of great spots along the trail to walk down to the river where the water is incredibly clear. We had to park along the road and walk 1/2 a mile in to meet the trailhead. Lots of dogs on leashes!

Amber Best
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HikingFee

Very nice and easy hike perfect for families. Discover pass does not work at this location it will cost you $5 to park

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Lauren Roszel
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Hiking

beautiful trail but limited parking and somewhat crowded.

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Savannah Woods
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Hiking

Oh my gosh!! This trail is seriously soooooo beautiful. We went a bit off trail and walked more so it totaled around 3 miles, but it was beautiful. The water was sooo clear, and you had views through out the whole thing. The waterfall is stunning! Went on a Thursday afternoon and the parking lot was full so I can imagine the weekends are crazy. There wasn’t a ton of people, but definitely a decent amount. We had 3 small children with us and they took it like champs!!! And also enjoyed the awesome views, and had a good time. Sat down at the falls for about an hour and made some stops along for photos and our trip totaled about 2.5 hours. I would highly highly recommend for anyone!!! The views are worth it!

Padmini K.
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Walking

Good relaxing walk upto the Falls. A very easy trail suitable for all skill set. Please exit 47 instead of 52 as suggested below. Plenty of parking slightly ahead of the trail. ***Request to ppl with pets. please collect your pet poo bags, not sure what did ppl expect when they just left it laying around, its ur responsibility to pick it up !!

Dawn Wren
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Fun easy "hike" mostly a stroll. Wasn't expecting so many people.. Fun afternoon trip. Take exit 47 not 52.

Melanie Lynne
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HikingMuddy

I loved this trail! Quick and easy and it was very well maintained. We went a little later (6 pm) and it was sprinkling a bit but totally worked out! We had the whole waterfall to ourselves and it was beautiful. The trail follows Denny Creek the whole time so there is plenty to see along the way. ** Make sure you take Exit 47 and follow the signs. We followed google maps and it took us to the closed road.

Lisa George
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Larissa Vic
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Hiking

The waterfall is beautiful. Too overcrowded even for Monday morning. Some people left dog poop in bags by the trail, banana and oranges peels. A package with chips was left by the waterfall.

Andrii Romaniuk
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Hiking

Easy trail for all family. Sometimes trail’s road wet and slippery , be careful!!! Actually, river and fall views are so beautiful

James Marlow
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Victoria Toline
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Hiking

Trash on the trail... stop littering people! Have some respect.

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Ravi Teja D
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Great!

The view of the falls on a sunny day is magnificent. beware of the slippery path and have your grippy shoes on.

Chandni Sabhaya
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Walking

Kids friendly! Good for walking. Nice waterfall.

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Taylor Seil
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HikingMuddy

We arrived at 7:30 A.M. on July 5th to find a nearly empty parking lot. We saw a total of 10 people the whole time! Only one other group of 2 when we reached the falls. Muddy with puddles in some places but nothing too bad. Definitely a walk, not a hike. Great way to stretch our legs after the 4th.

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Michael de Maar
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HikingMuddyScramble

Hiked this about a month go. It was great. A little crowded, but the falls were giant and a huge volume of water was pouring down. Hike down the edge and a little bite of scramble to the bottom to get the mist on you.

ARUN BHALLA
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HikingMuddy

Crowded. Long wait for parking. Take exit 47 and not 52.

Random Hiker
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Alia O'Bannon
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HikingMuddy

Very crowded. Bring your mask because it’s hard to distance yourself from other hikers. Kid and dog friendly. Gets muddy and slippery in some spots. Overall, a great short hike for the family or hikers of all skill levels.

Nikki Danskin
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HikingMuddy

Hiked on Wednesday morning as a quick stop on our way to the Olympic peninsula. Wasn’t too busy. Overall, it was a pretty easy hike that stayed along the river a majority of the time. The last portion of the trail could be difficult for some as it was a little slick on the rocks. We managed just fine with our dog. Even without completing that last portion you’d still have a view of the falls though. As other reviews have mentioned, take exit 47. GPS may direct you otherwise.

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