Snoqualmie Falls Trail

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Snoqualmie Falls Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

snow

From Seattle, E on I-90 for 25 miles to exit 25 toward Snoqualmie City. Turn LEFT (at the bottom of the ramp) onto Highway 18/SE SNOQUALMIE PKWY. Drive 4 miles and Turn LEFT onto RAILROAD AVE SE / WA-202. Drive 0.5 mile to one of the parking lots on both sides of the road.

walking
4 days ago

Upper views are awesome but if you go down the trail and the gate is open then the view is even better.

Thus place is beautiful year round, but if you can make it during spring runoff you'll be treated with a wonderful sight.

11 days ago

Good little hike, very short. The viewing area is good for strollers, but DO NOT try to walk the trail with one! It was painful watching people try to do that through the dirt and gravel. Went on the weekend and it was insanely crowded. Took us about 20 minutes to even find a parking lot. The trail down and back was busy, but not overbearing, unfortunately most people were there just to park and cross a bridge to see the falls, so we barely got a glimpse of the water at the bottom because there were too many people.

11 days ago

beautiful & easy trail

hiking
12 days ago

I definitely recommend using the lower lot on Fish Hatchery Rd. It is free, there are always spots and you can easily reach the trails for the falls. The path to the upper falls are up hill with a fairly steep grade but much better to do it on the way up to see the top rather than head down and then make the trek back up to your car. It is fairly busy and the trail has plenty of people. My dog loved meeting all the people and other dogs too.

25 days ago

Quick stop on the way to Seattle.

hiking
26 days ago

1 month ago

Not too long. Something you could do with younger kids. A little steep at parts

scenic driving
1 month ago

I did not go down to the falls but the view up top was breathtaking. This is one of the most beautiful falls I’ve seen.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail and views! Love this waterfall just 40 minutes outside of Seattle!!

4 months ago

Amazing sight, I went around 7 and pretty much had the park to myself.

4 months ago

The falls were beautiful!! Wasn’t able to hike the trail. Rainey day with a 3 year old in tow.

walking
5 months ago

The main Trail was closed down but the views from the main area was great! Wish the Trail was open though.

hiking
6 months ago

If you can only go on the weekends but you don’t want the heavy foot traffic, go early, and go when it snows! We took the short trail to the lower boardwalk today in the rain/slush, and the lower section was pretty secluded. Also worth checking out: the river access (just read and obey the posted signs). The trail features lots of nature and historic information on posts—pretty interesting! The falls are beautiful, but I gave it three stars because of the commercialized feel.

hiking
6 months ago

Closer to moderate, IMO - the way back up is all incline, some parts can be a bit slippery when wet. Can be very crowded but still really breathtaking. It wasn't too bad on the weekdays, was a madhouse when we went on a weekend (Niagara falls level of busy)

hiking
7 months ago

Great but very overcrowded, for good reason though.

7 months ago

Main reason for not liking this hike to much is because it’s overly crowded by tourists. During summer, parking is difficult to find. There is not much shade provided by trees. Can catch good views of the waterfall from overlooks. Dog-friendly.

hiking
7 months ago

Short and nice hike. Kids friendly too.

hiking
7 months ago

Very beautiful and easy hike.

8 months ago

I like rough, secluded trails. this one is commerialized.

9 months ago

This was a great outing, amazing views, it was so close to the road that so many people were there, it was hard to get a good spot to take pics. You couldn't admire the view of the falls due to so many tourists. The hike down to the bottom was beautiful, the river was beautiful, we crossed over the rocks and just enjoyed the peaceful view. We got there at around 10am, by the time we left it was even more crowded.

9 months ago

Beautiful view, I must admit this a big attraction meaning there's a large amount of people viewing the beautiful snoqualmie fall..

I was lucky enough to squeeze in and snap a photo!

hiking
9 months ago

First hike in too long and this will be hard to beat. Falls running low but still beautiful and it allowed us to play in the river.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy hike.

walking
9 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Gorgeous huge thundering waterfall. Trail is more of a heavily populated path and boardwalk than a trail , but very pretty dense forest. Wish we could get closer to Falls. Way to many people , so didn't feel like hiking. But definitely a must see due to the beautiful falls. Took Michael and 1 1/2 hours, which included time to play in the stream and hang out at the view point.

9 months ago

Always a pleasure, but HATE the crowds! Def a must see at least once though! :)

hiking
10 months ago

Wonderful views from the top and the bottom of the trail. Cleary too popular though, parking was a nightmare! The trail is pretty steep on the way back up - on a hot day make sure you take plenty of water as whilst it is short, it seems a lot longer when it's in the 80's

10 months ago

Get there early Otherwise gets really crowded. Pretty easy hike.

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