Franklin Falls Trail 1036

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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 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Really enjoyed this

1 day ago

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

3 days ago

Amazing! Great hike to go on after leg day at the gym ;) awesome couples hike

hiking
3 days ago

Great for little kids. Trail is well kept. Parking can be a challenge even during the weekdays.

12 days ago

Cool and shaded the entire way, with several access points to the river early on. Get there early to avoid crowds and the parking lot fills up fast.
There is a restroom at the trailhead.

hiking
14 days ago

Super kid friendly, well groomed trails, fantastically rewarding destination!!!

19 days ago

This was an amazing hike easy and well shaded with beautiful trees. This trail is definitely well maintained. Be careful climbing down the rock to get directly to the falls, it was a bit slippery but well worth it. You can get as close as you want to the waterfall. This is the best waterfall I’ve seen in the PNW to date for me, no extreme elevations, round trip 2 miles, and you get an amazing up close view of the falls at the end.

20 days ago

Best beginner trail, starting with darling water flows on your sides then with decent minimal elevation ,with plenties birds sounds and very easy stepping blocks to walkers and hikers. After u parked on designated park , there no sign u must go to an intersections that shows where to actually yhe trail entrance , yeah tricky and u must look around a bit. in winter , differerent story, u might not be able to enter the radius street up to 5 miles, u may need to walk through icey road, yes u will slip, with spikea, get spikea on winter okay. it is a beautiful water falls , i just wish took down that bridge ... ugly in my photo

hiking
23 days ago

beautiful hike! the water fall at the end was very rewarding, especially on a hot day! bring your water shoes

27 days ago

Beautiful, easy hike, with direct access to the waterfall. Made many stops along the trail and it only took two hours.

27 days ago

Great family hike for young children.Beautiful scenery.Well maintained trail.

28 days ago

Great family friendly hike. I brought my two year old and he had a blast. Had to keep him away from the edge on some parts but overall easy short hike with lots to see!!!

hiking
1 month ago

06.16.2018 Very easy trail for kids. High traffic today, possibly because it’s Saturday. Highly recommend hiking boots because some parts are wet and muddy. Next time I’ll bring a towel because I got pretty close to the fall and got wet. On the way back we took the Wagon Trail to end with a loop and avoid the traffic of people on the Franklin Falls Trail; was way quicker to get back to the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

We went on Monday the 11th, and had a wonderful time. Instead of taking the Franklin Falls trail, we took the Old Wagon Trail to Franklin Falls and only ran into two groups while walking. We had a much quieter time, highly recommend if you don't mind crossing the road a few times (though the trail is clearly marked with spray paint), the falls were gorgeous and the hike was short and sweet.

hiking
1 month ago

6/13/18: Went with my wife (mid 20s), her two sisters (mid 20s), and her parents (mid 50s). Took us just under 2 hours total and was a total of 3 miles. It was a rainy day so not many people on the trail and we were the only ones at the waterfall. Pretty easy hike overall and trail is very well kept. Would recommend hiking boots since it’s pretty muddy and there’s some rocks you have to climb down at the end to get to the waterfall. Waterfall and river are beautiful and you can walk right up to it. Nice easy and short hike!

1 month ago

Short, easy, awesome, great scenery, and can get right next to the waterfall. Must do and 100x better than Snoqualmie Falls

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite hikes it’s short and sweet.The trail is great very well-maintained. The only negatives is it’s hard to park especially in the winter when they close the road.The other hard thing is when you get to the end it’s kind of hard to climb down and climbing down is the best part so it’s a little difficult if you have multiple little kids. The very end part that’s hard to get down is covered in big rocks that you have to climb over and it’s a little steep there but it only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to get through that part

hiking
1 month ago

This was an absolutely beautiful and easy trail to take, and we went at 9 in the morning so there was very little foot traffic until we were pulling out of the parking lot. Get there early, and you’ll be fine!
We just moved to Washington, and our home goods are still being shipped here so we chose an easier trail that didn’t require much beyond our tennis shoes and workout clothes. We took the Wagon Trail on the way out to make it a loop, and that was very quiet with less hikers. Don’t let rain or an early rise stop you from getting out!

1 month ago

Did this one at sixish this morning was the only one on the trail it was gorgeous and wonderful!

hiking
1 month ago

fantastic. very clear trail and easy. beautiful views and getting up close to the falls makes this worth it.

1 month ago

Great up close look at this amazing waterfall!!! Nice trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Very fun with my 3 and 4 yr old. Stream was beautiful and waterfalls were great. We went after the kids nap at 3:30 so went after the crowds. Parking and hiking were great this late in the day.

1 month ago

It's the best trail one can njoy with kids. it's easy n equally amazingly beautiful. The falls is mesmerising when u really walk down close to the fall. Make site u go before the water level dips. And don't forget to visit the Gold Creek pond. It's worth going there too.

hiking
1 month ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole trail. The only negative was at the very end it was slightly slippery. Definitely recommend for everyone including little kids

1 month ago

too much snow pack. dont go until june :)

trail running
1 month ago

Beyond amazing! I was blown away, truly nature at it's finest. A must do! Will be going back in the Summertime. Natural high for sure.

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and I hiked the trails today; perfect conditions! Very little snow/ice left, and the amount left didn’t even slow us down. The trails are still well groomed and the forest was peaceful. I recommend going to Gold Creek Pond afterwards, 2 great views in one day!

hiking
1 month ago

Went last week and there was still a lot of snow on the ground, made it a little tricky and longer to get to the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

Went today and there was hardly any snow left on the trail itself. Gorgeous easy walk/hike along the river with lots of amazing views before you get to the falls. Took a ton of pics, then took the Wagon Wheel trail back to the parking lot. Some downed trees to get over but nothing challenging. Wonderful short hike.

hiking
2 months ago

We went in the winter, highly suggest shoe spikes, people were sliding and falling into other people the whole time. Going down to the waterfall itself was so slick, luckily there was a rope to help shimmy down but still very difficult without shoe spikes. Won’t do this again in the winter, maybe a good summer hike

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