Franklin Falls Trail 1036

EASY 766 reviews

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

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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. Snow is common on this trail and the road leading up to it well into the early summer. Please check forest website ahead of time.

6 days ago

Gorgeous Seattle woods. Easy trail, lovely waterfall

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15 days ago

Fun short hike! Brought my puppy to explore the outdoors and socialize him with kids! It was good to see so many kids out with parents!

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21 days ago

Short, easy hike with beautiful views the entire way. the only downside was the crowds of people but it was worth it to see the waterfall.

21 days ago

A easy one but, get early, after 9 or 10am is heavy traffic. Is beatiful and couple really nice spots!

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21 days ago

This was a very easy hike, parking was easy to find and the waterfall was gorgeous during the summer. I’d recommend going during the week when it is less crowded. Regardless, it was a great experience!

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22 days ago

Been there on 2018/06/30 Saturday. Very easy river side walk. Has Parking lot. I was there at around 7:30, I was the first one in the parking lot. Beautiful falls and access to all the way to the waterfalls. Camping available near by. Best hike for kids and people new to hiking. This wont burn calories much. It is more of leisure walk than hike . I would go there again but as leisure activity than hiking.

22 days ago

Great trail for children. We arrived at 8:30 am and only encountered 4 other couples. When we left around 10:20 there were cars parked all of the way to the camping area.

26 days ago

Beautiful scenery! An easy & fun hike to do!

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful! Went there on a Friday and parking lot was very open around 9:30 am. Kid friendly.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike, crowded at 7am. Walked it with our cat, don’t forget your discovery pass! There is also a pull off on the road immediately before the trail parking lot (if coming west from Seattle) that saves you about a mile of hiking.

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1 month ago

Easy with kids! Wish we had packed a picnic!

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1 month ago

Great trail to the waterfall. Show up early and it's not bad.

Much more enjoyable than the zoo at Snoqualmie Falls.

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1 month ago

Easy hike, tons of places to take the kids to play in the water. Awesome waterfall. Definitely a must see!

1 month ago

Totally too easy of a “hike” but very beautiful with the river and falls!

1 month ago

Easy

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1 month ago

2 stars because of the hype, the parking situation and the crowds. I thought this would be much more beautiful than advertised. It's basically an urban flat trail through the woods with a smallish waterfall at the end. Parking is insane! So many people. We kept going to Denny Creek for a longer hike. It's probably a nice small hike for families with little kids, but watch out for them going off trail (this is easy to do) and getting into the poison ivy or the devil's club.

1 month ago

The views from the trail were gorgeous the river is stunning! Super busy but it didn’t take from the stunning view and experience down at the base of the falls. We took wagon road trail back and didn’t see a single soul; the forest hike was wonderful!!

super easy hike with beautiful falls at the end, great on a hot day with kids.

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1 month ago

We got to the parking lot at 7:30am and it was about halfway full. Bring bug spray! They immediately started biting at the start of the trail.

Easy hike that took us about 30 minutes to the Falls and 30 minutes back to the car. We decided not to cut to Wagon but we might consider it the next time we visit. Parking lot was 3/4’s of the way full by 8:30am.

Bathrooms at the start of the trail are little rough, so we decided to stop by at a nearby gas station afterwards.

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1 month ago

Great kid trail. Get there before 9 am to get a parking spot in the lot, its a very popular trail. Easy hike until the the last 20 feet I could see the rocks being too slippery for some. Take the Wagon Road trail back to the parking lot for a less crowded trail.

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1 month ago

Easy and short hike. If you take West summit exit of I90, then the drive to this trailhead is blooming with wild flowers right now and has great scenic views. This was our 2nd time hiking this trail. We hiked once during winters when the road to trailhead was closed to vehicles, and hence the hike was much longer. But right now it is easy 2 miles roundtrip from the trailhead. There were trees providing shade throughout the trail, so no sun or heat. You can also hear water/ creek all through the hike and some break in trees to get sneak views of creek. The waterfall at the end is nice.

1 month ago

Great for kids, short and easy with a great view at the end!

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2 months ago

Did this trail yesterday(07/22/2018), and it is an easy trail in good condition. The waterfall is great.

2 months ago

loved this trail very beautiful my husband and I went with our 3 kids walked the Franklin trail to the falls and the wagon trail back to the care.

2 months ago

nice easy trail with beautiful views)

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2 months ago

Great for toddlers

2 months ago

Great views. Quite a few stairs. Wagon road trail will also get you to the falls with different views (forest vs rivers) but when coming back to the parking lot seemed easier so maybe doing the loop the opposite way (wagon road to the falls and the franklin falls back to the car) would be easier for someone with any knee issues.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Really enjoyed this

2 months ago

Yes, just go! Take your whole family. It will be worth it. Parking is 5$ cash.

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