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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 367 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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. 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.

hiking
11 hours ago

Lots of people! A good walk down to the falls, and you can easily get down to the bottom. I didn’t go down close to the falls because there was about 40 other people there at 430pm. Still very beautiful!

hiking
3 days ago

Such a remarkable hike and waterfall at the end! We hiked end of May and water was a little cold, but still walked in the water in the sandals.

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muddy
3 days ago

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bugs
muddy
3 days ago

Amazing hike! Lots of friendly people. My 2-year-old was struggling at the end with the stairs but it was mostly easy for her!

4 days ago

Trail was in good shape, but was bustling and busy with kids, families and non-hiker types, even on a cloudy/rainy day. The trail follows the creek and leads down to the falls, which is a great view. But, you can also take an off shoot trail (marked on the AllTrails map) and get up above the falls. We took the wagon road trail back and made it a loop. It was scenic and there were less people so I'd recommend it.

hiking
4 days ago

We just did this hike on Friday and it was SO crowded. If you are high risk for covid, I suggest staying away from this trail because there were crowds everywhere and kids getting right up next to you. It felt more like a zoo than a peaceful hike.

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muddy
5 days ago

Very pretty. Busy road most of the way. Little people due to rain.

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6 days ago

Ok this was a bit tougher for me for the uphill areas but overall a great hike. Family loved it and all the little side stops to see the water

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muddy
6 days ago

Beautiful short hike as always

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muddy
7 days ago

Great quick hike. A little muddy on some parts. As of today, the restrooms are closed so plan ahead. The water at the falls is still strong and high so you can’t really go down but good sights overall

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8 days ago

so beautiful! The waterfall is a thing to behold! parking lot gets full fast- even midday wednesday. go early if you can! some bugs are coming alive now, but not the biting kind. enjoy!

Trail is now open. Went on a rainy day. Muddy but so perfect! Love this hike

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muddy
10 days ago

This trail was very beautiful and getting down to the waterfall is the best part! Its actually open now, it’s not closed like it saids on here.

hiking
12 days ago

Super easy trail! It says closed on here but it’s actually opened up :)

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closed
1 month ago

I tried to do this trail yesterday and it was closed. Road blocks just after you get off I-90. Normally I love this trail and was excited to do it after 30 days of quarantine. Hopefully it’s back to normal soon.

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icy
snow
2 months ago

Road is closed 2 miles before the trail head, snow gets heavier towards the trail itself with some icy spots. We used micro spikes and were able to get down to the waterfall.

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icy
snow
2 months ago

Trail was iced out in a couple feet of snow/ice - probably because the sun has been melting it and then the watery mixture freezes overnight! We didn’t make it to the falls but got very close to a lookout because we did not have micro spikes - is recommend buying some on Amazon/a store if you want to go, just to be safe on the sketchier parts of the trail! But aside from that, we still had a wonderful time enjoying the scenery as we hiked - very beautiful and a great way to get some good fresh air. Road up to the trail was closed - you’ll have to walk an extra 2.5 miles to get to the trailhead after parking - our phone recorded about 7.5 miles round trip! Follow the directions here to get to the trailhead, not google maps

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icy
snow
2 months ago

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icy
2 months ago

We did it on a Saturday and there were not many around. It was snowing while we we hiking. Since the road that leads to the trail head is closed, you need to park the car and walk for ~2.5 miles. The road was covered with snow, and according to me this walk takes more time than the actual hike from trail head. Make sure you follow the directions given here in the description. I did a mistake by directly entering the actual address and Google maps took me to exit 52 on I-90 instead of 47. So, please be careful about that. The entire trail was covered with snow but we didn’t feel any need for microspikes but it wouldn’t hurt if you get one. The last part to get down to the waterfalls is a bit tricky, you can manage if you are wearing appropriate hiking/snow shoes. This is a must winter hike.

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snow
3 months ago

Roads are closed 2 mile away from the trailhead, so be prepared to walk in snow till the trailhead. It turned out to be a 7.2 mile hike for me due to road closure. Snowshoes might be helpful but micro spikes aren’t needed.

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muddy
snow
3 months ago

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icy
snow
3 months ago

Great snowshoe trail. Road is closed 2 miles before the trail, so be ready to make a trek. Snowshoes were not required really but microspikes would do you well. Only wore the snowshoes on the way back to make it up the icy incline back onto the trail. Lots of friendly doggos on the trail, beware of unexpected doggie kisses!

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