Snoquera Falls Loop Trail

MODERATE 123 reviews

Snoquera Falls Loop Trail is a 3.5 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
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
843 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

20 days ago

Easy walk but there was no water fall at all, so it was disappointing. Need to wait for the rainy season.

1 month ago

Enjoyed this hike, unfortunately the falls were almost nonexistent. Would like to try again earlier in the summer.

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2 months ago

Took this short hike with family, including 2 4-yr olds. Went to the falls and back taking the right path. Easy hike with mostly shade. Very little water from the falls but still worth the trip. I want to go back in early spring when there is a lot of runoff. The falls should be amazing then.

2 months ago

Great well maintained trail! Beautiful area as well.

2 months ago

Nice forest hike, but falls were a little disappointing for the kids. Recommend taking the right leg of the loop up and down if you have kiddos or aren’t feeling spry, because the left leg has a bunch of rock scrambles that invite injuries with a slip, trip, or misstep.

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3 months ago

Great hike that has trees/forest, waterfalls, and rocks...the trifecta! We chose to turn back at the falls instead of completely the loop because the trail beyond the falls began looking questionable.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike. The path can be a bit narrow/steep in places, so I wouldn't bring young children. You do need a Northwest Forest Pass to park. When you reach the falls you have two choices: you can either turn back and go the way you came, or you can proceed across the water and continue on in the loop. Turning back is definitely an easier route (mostly downhill). Continuing on is much rougher terrain, you will be scaling rocks that are sometimes unsteady. However the route is beautiful and there are some awesome views along the way.

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4 months ago

Cool place! Amazing amount of flowers and a wonderful waterfall! Definitely do the loop trail! We took our 5 and 8 year old girls and they did fine.

4 months ago

Loved Snoquera Falls! We logged about 5 miles and had no trouble at all finding it. At the top, the falls were running real heavy, & we had to navigate through some water using rocks to step our way through to continue the loop on the other side (all part of the adventure)
Hiking poles really helped on the water crossings.
Highly recommend this hike for a season opener!

hiking
4 months ago

It’s a little confusing to get there. From highway 410 (coming from Enumclaw), take a left on the sign that says Camp Sheppard Trailhead. There you will find the parking lot on your right as well as the bathrooms. There is a sign that marks the starting point to Snoquera falls. At the beginning of the trail you meals it to an amphitheater (wooden house) from there just keep going straight until you reach the next sign. The next sign is torn down so just make a left and your on the trail to Snoquera. Very easy hike, less than 4 miles round trip. No snow on this day and perfect for the entire family of a solo hike. Not trafficked, only like 2 or 3 other people there. I lost signal 30 minutes before getting there so make sure you save directions. Gorgeous views and highly recommended!

great hike, gorgeous views.

hiking
5 months ago

nice easy hike, alot of the trail signs were broken in half or unreadable so we ended up on two other trails and had to back track, and then we got less into the actual camp. trail was a bit confusing but a good short hike.

hiking
5 months ago

who knew this was here!? I've lived in enumclaw most of my life and had no idea. Beautiful falls, not a strenuous hike, and had time to take a short trip around Moss Lake. there was no one else up there, we had it all to ourselves. weather was good, only a little snow at the base of the falls.

5 months ago

All year great hike! Nice bout of exercise with a great reward by nature in an hour

6 months ago

Plenty of snow on the way up to the falls. Even more on the way down the loop. Poles and spike were needed. Fun trail.

7 months ago

This was a great hike with a wonderful view when you get to the top. What a beautiful day to get out and see this today. We had our 7 and 8 yr old with us, they did great.

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8 months ago

I went to the Falls today. light snow here and there..beautiful hike ..falls are flowing good ..more snow at the falls...
wore 2 light layers of clothes..perfect day

hiking
9 months ago

I am planning to head up to Snoquera tomorrow..WTA posted the trail is closed?I couldn't find anything online with the forestry dept. But looking through theses reviews..a lot of people were disappointed in the falls. They are spectacular in late Spring..the huge drop and then water cascading over all of the rocks at bottom where the trail is!!
It is amazing!! Do not pass up these falls! Just have to hit them at the right time of year!

hiking
9 months ago

A must do! I’d do this one again and again. Just the right amount of switchbacks and amazing views! If you plan on completing the loop (i’d recommend for the full experience ) take water proof hiking boots or a change for after you cross the creek which is created by the plunge pool of snoquera falls.

11 months ago

Nice trail, some rocky parts, small waterfall & cliff @ highest point. Not crowded

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Love it!

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Fun little hike, great parking, not a lot of people.......

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

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
Sunday, August 06, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

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
Thursday, July 20, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

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Monday, July 17, 2017

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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

very rough on parts of trail

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