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Snoqualmie Falls Trail

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Snoqualmie Falls Trail is a 1.3 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 walking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 334 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

As of Fall 2019, users have reported that the path to the lower waterfall viewing point is closed.

hiking
6 days ago

The trail was open but the lower waterfall viewing point was closed. So the views of the river at the end of the trail weren't so great. Decent trail with a lot of information on the second generation forest growth.

hiking
7 days ago

A bit steep going up I would rate moderate. Nice hike. There’s a small parking area at the bottom off SE Fishhatchery Rd

hiking
8 days ago

easy pleasant hike with great trail info signage on plant and animals of the area. Too bad the boardwalk to the base of the falls view was closed.

hiking
26 days ago

easy peasy and beautiful

hiking
26 days ago

A nice quick hike with good views at the beginning and end and some history to read about. A cool look at the hydroelectric power plant too. The trail was well constructed and even on a rainy day had little mud and water flow. I went on a day where it was constantly drizzling so there were few people out which was nice.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very popular short trail and there were quite a few people. Over the years quite a bit of money has been invested in the trail so it is obstruction-free with plenty of benches. It is fun to see Snoqualmie Falls during different times of the year.

hiking
1 month ago

Bunch of loud visitors kinda ruin the vibe. Got 3 points because of its Twin Peaks history

hiking
1 month ago

Just a sweet and short little walk out and back on a hill to get to the bottom to see the falls. Small little area at the bottom. Was very crowded when we went. Worked up a nice little sweat on the way back up with the dogs!

hiking
1 month ago

i would recommend this trail to people who are just starting to love trails and hike. easy and fun❤️

hiking
1 month ago

Not much of a trail, more of a tourist attraction. There's an up above and lower parking lot so if you want you can opt-out of doing the trail altogether. Still beautiful nevertheless. I recommend going to the beach area and sitting on the sand or rocks to eat lunch. Regarding reaching the falls: They've put up a ton of fences along the wooden walkway - keeping people from climbing over to reach the falls. The problem is the fences actually make it more dangerous because people wanting to climb over take more dangerous routes. I think they should reopen the rocky beach area near the falls and just have a fence along the waterline.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome view right off the parking lot. The walk to the bottom of the falls is nice...pretty tough for little ones. Highly recommend!

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenic nature trail! took the trail from the Upper Observation Deck to Lower Observation Deck!! Not so much a hike but a nice walk thru the forest!

hiking
2 months ago

A beautiful trail that captures Snoqualmie Falls and it’s luscious forest. This trail is quite difficult and strenuous, but worth the views of the falls and the surrounding trees. The path is quite steep, which makes it harder to walk up. Overall I really enjoyed hiking this trail with my family, I strongly recommend the trail when coming to visit Snoqualmie Falls.

hiking
2 months ago

The falls are beautiful. I’ve been there in October when the colors were outstanding. I was just there this week and enjoyed all the green of summer. I will go back again and again

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked 6/5/19. This isn’t really a hike but more of a tourist attraction. It is absolutely beautiful though. The falls are spectacular. I recommend hiking the 1 mile trail down to the bottom to see the falls from that vantage point and to get a little work out in. Nice, well kept trail and some beautiful views. Also, if you get the chance to check out the Salish lodge, I highly recommend that as well. The restaurant that is upstairs has huge picture windows overlooking the falls and amazing food. Great hike to take friends in town and is great for all ages.

hiking
3 months ago

Too easy and perfect for our first “look” at what this area has to offer. Thank goodness we are early birds! No one was there until we started leaving. Nice for the morning meditation by the river.

hiking
3 months ago

It’s pretty and quite high but it’s really a tourist attraction and the trail up and back from the upper lot or the lower lot isn’t super challenging and is quite short. If I had to pick, I would choose the lower lot. Easier to find parking, decent bathrooms, not as many tourists.

hiking
3 months ago

Really pretty. Fun to sit on the rocks after the downward hike to lower falls. I recommend walking to the upper and lower trails. You can also drive to lower falls. Beware , if you have any trouble breathing or any medical problems, it is very steep on the way back up.

walking
3 months ago

The falls themselves are breathtaking and worth the view. The trails are very easy and take you through some large trees covered in moss and bedded with ferns. However it’s a very popular destination so the “hike” isn’t very natural feeling and is more for exercise than enjoyment. You can walk in the river at the bottom of the hill, but you can’t access the water at the bottom of the falls. There are plenty of viewing platforms of the large valley with the lovely powerful falls, packed full of plenty of other viewers. This walk also features a hydro generator plant that may interest some more than others.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Snoqualmie Falls provides some amazing views both at the top and bottom of the falls. It’s a great place to bring guests. Traffic is usually heavy on the weekends and parking can be a challenge. The trail is steep in parts and can get muddy. They’ve recently installed several benches along the trail which are super nice.

hiking
3 months ago

great trail, steep up and down with lots of rest spots. well maintained and info signs throughout.

hiking
3 months ago

Kinda useless because it's just a boring walk and you can just park at the lower falls parking to see it. Maybe interesting if you live in the area and need a workout.

hiking
3 months ago

The view of the falls is amazing! But that's about all that's good about this. The trail leading down is mediocre nothing really exciting the forest here is really encroached by all the man made crap here. wouldn't really consider this a hike, I would just park at the bottom next time walk to the falls and be done with it. One of the best waterfalls on Washington for sure. This "Hike" not so much. Did I mention the massive amounts of people here?

hiking
4 months ago

The trail is great and I would recommend it for a quick stop. Very crowded even for a Monday morning so plan on sharing the trail and lookouts with lots of folks.

hiking
4 months ago

It is pretty steep. Definitely NOT a wheel-chair friendly trail.

4 months ago

beautiful and well maintained trail

hiking
4 months ago

View is good. Trail seems a bit pointless. The view at the bottom of the fail is not as good as the view on top. And we had to climb up to go back to our car.

hiking
4 months ago

A must see

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