Snoquera Falls Loop Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews

Snoquera Falls Loop Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Enumclaw, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
908 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
9 days ago

Great trail for young ones (our 8 and 5 year olds did the entire loop counter clockwise -to include the off trail route up to the fall). A little over 800 feet total ascent and 5.25 miles round trip. The portion west of the falls crosses the rock slides multiple times (multiple rock slides--some dating back centuries/eons most likely, others much more recent). Trail on the east side of the falls is shorter and steeper (not that steep, just steeper), so if you don't want the mileage, an out and back on that side is advised. West side is still very easily navigable and all but one or two crossings have very good paths across the slide fields (some recent falls have paths that have not been fully cleared out)--our kids had zero issue with any of it and we made good time.

The hike up from the trail to the actual fall is definitely recommended if the water throughput is at a low point (as it is this time of year). Probably worth it if there is much more water--just will get much more sporty on the boulder hopping as the best route up is via the watercourse--if mucho water, not recommended for the young or those that don't like a good scramble.

hiking
10 days ago

This trail is really cool if you take a right and head up to hike the trail counterclockwise. However. Once you hit the falls, you might want to turn back and head the way you came. We continued counterclockwise and did the full loop. The part from the falls to the start is really tough and rocky/treacherous. The "back 9" so to speak is pretty unstable and has a lot of places where the trail
Is covered in shale/rocks. Good trail overall, though. I would like to do it in the fall when there's more water, too.

18 days ago

-Decent parking
-Repulsive bathrooms no running water no TP
-Not kid friendly due to wash outs
-Waterfall was disappointing

hiking
19 days ago

This trail has many places that have been washed out. There is also a rock slide that has covered the trail in many places and has to be crossed. While it is passable it is very treacherous. There is at least half a mile of on and off crossing rocks in several places. If you want to avoid this just take the trail to the base of the falls and turn a around and skip the loop. While the falls are some what unimpressive most of the views are in the second half of the hike. I believe the second half of the hike with the trail damage makes this a much more difficult hike than the rating implies. Still it is a doable hike just beware.

hiking
27 days ago

Not a bad hike, but beware...there's barely any water falling. If you walk up to where the water somewhat pools, you see a little something, but definitely not what i was expecting.

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful falls! It was fun to cross the creek at the base of the falls.

hiking
30 days ago

Great little hike for the family and dogs. When the trail met the stream that comes from the falls we passed over the steam. We then climbed up the rocks and followed the stream all the way up to the falls. We have two large dogs that made the climb just fine.

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1 month ago

very rough on parts of trail

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1 month ago

Good hike. Was too steep to take the dogs up to the actual falls.

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike. It was great for a quick afternoon explore. Make sure to save time for resting and enjoying the view at the falls.

Start the trail counter-clockwise if we want to climb quickly or follow it clock-wise if you have small children or a someone needing a more gentile climb.

There are two spots where you have to climb over blow-downs that could use a chainsaw to be cleared.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! At times the trail is obscure but that makes it adventurous. Variety of trail terrain--- from soft pine needle covered to muddy to extreme rocky as well as crossing rocky water ways.
Glad to have our gps with us as we took a wrong turn near the end of the loop but quickly figured it out and finished strong!

hiking
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2 months ago

A beautiful, not too hard hike.

2 months ago

perfect if you like a quiet trail. we only saw one other person. waterfall was breathtaking! sat at the top and had lunch and watched bald eagles flying over the valley