Franklin Falls Trail is a 2 mile moderately 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
This is a very kid friendly hike that has almost no incline. Beautiful forest with trail that runs parallel to the river. Payoff at the end is the waterfall but it's a bit steep (with kids) to get down if you want to go right up to the falls.
Sooo much snow!! Access road to trailhead is closed so prepare for a few extra miles of walking on, mostly, plowed, road. I did the trail with little problem without spikes but they would have been handy. Can't wait to do it again in spring once the snow melts.
It's a beautiful waterfall, short hike but a bit crowded due to it being so popular. I went in August and it was really nice. It's kid friendly and family fun.
So much fun! There was a sweet slide on your way down to the falls! Snowshoes were nice, even though it was a packed down trail. Made it easier to maneuver through the tricky narrow points AND let you kind of wonder off the trail/make your own trail without difficulty. It was an amazing view!
The falls are beautiful. Flat hike (except a tiny part at the very end) that starts 2.5ish miles before the trailhead because the road is closed. Take spikes or yaktraks or something.
Great snow hike! Be prepared with snow shoes or Yaktraks. About a foot of new snow, trail is not packed down. Its 2.7 miles from where the road is closed to the trail head. 7.4 miles round trip. Falls were spectacular!
Go early! We arrived at 730 am, were back to car at 1100 am.
Everyone does this hike these days! I remember a few years ago I could go and maybe 10 people would be there now at least 50 or more. It's a nice hike and the waterfall sure is a nice one. Great for people are just getting into hiking.
Absolutely worth it !
Great first of the year hike. I would highly recommend getting there early if you are going on the weekend. It's about a 2.25 mile walk to the trail head due to the road closure. I used microspikes which made the hike so much easier. The falls were beautiful!
such a beautiful hike. definitely recommend some kind of spikes in the winter thought but definitely worth all the slipping and sliding . very crowded trail and with a lot of dogs .
Nice hike. I've only done it in the winter/snow. Seeing the falls almost totally frozen is something to see. Super fun, relatively easy hike. A hiking pole and good boots or spikes for winter will help as some spots getting down can be rather icy.