Twin Falls Trail

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Twin Falls Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1325 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

washed out

Enjoy an easy hike through the Cascade foothills to a beautiful set of waterfalls, only 30 minutes from downtown Seattle. This popular trail follows the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River through the rainforests along the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. The trail provides spectacular views of Twin Falls. Most people park at the Twin Falls Trailhead located off of Exit 34 on I-90. A little over a mile from the trailhead, a set of stairs descends to a viewpoint of the Lower Falls as they plunge over a 150 foot cliff. Hike another quarter mile to a bridge that spans the narrow Twin Falls canyon. From the bridge you can see several plunge pools of the Upper Falls upstream and the edge of the Lower Falls downstream. Less than a quarter mile from the bridge is a view of the Upper Falls from above. Most visitors turn around at this point as the trail starts climbing steeply. Those hearty enough to continue will find that, the trail intersects with the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in a little under a mile. The John Wayne Pioneer Trail is a 108 mile long trail that follows the old Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul-Pacific Railroad from Cedar Falls to Vantage. Hike east along the Pioneer Trail for a quarter mile to reach the Olallie State Park Homestead Valley Trailhead (located off I-90 Exit 38).

hiking
20 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike, clean trails and kid friendly. Super huge old growth tree along the hike I wish they would estimate its age. Falls were beautiful and the water was clean and clear.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice hike with some friends and our dogs. It was an easy,short,hike but does have several steep areas that a lot of people had difficulty with. We got there by 8:30 and parking was ok but by the time we left there were a lot of cars and the trail was getting crowded.

hiking
4 days ago

Hiked on July 1st. I would say somewhat easy hike. Very crowded trail so go early. Lots of people with dogs.

hiking
5 days ago

trail running
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Fantastic hike with wonderful views of the waterfalls. However, I'm 74 years old and found the hike a bit challenging.

hiking
7 days ago

I'm disabled, and can walk short distances only. This hike is difficult to finish... but, the stream, the little nooks where I can sit makes it perfect for us old folks.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Good hike for kids and heavy traffic. Would do this again. Nice spots on the rive banks to have lunch. Enjoy !

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike with outstanding views of the waterfalls.

hiking
10 days ago

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hiking
11 days ago

A beautiful hike along the Skykomish river, which offers a great view of the valley prior to the falls. The trail then takes a steep incline as it climbs upwards to a bridge overlook across a wonderful set of falls, then a nice overlook at the next level; past this point, it's a tight walk through the woods with little to see. THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT, HOWEVER, IS PRIOR TO THE BRIDGE, there is a set of unmarked wooden steps that go down to the right. DO NOT MISS THESE STEPS - these steps take you to THE HIGHLIGHT of the trail, an incredibly tall, lacy waterfall that shimmers like silk down a rock face. I missed this, and actually decided to check the stairs ON THE RETURN TRIP. "Boos" to the forest service for not clearly marking these stairs - again, DO NOT MISS THEM. The waterfall at the bottom is INCREDIBLE.

walking
11 days ago

Great Trail, so beautiful, only thing that might not be pleasing to others is that you can hear the traffic, but that did not bother me.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike! Great stops along the way to enjoy the water before you hit the halfway viewing point. One you hit the view point there is a nice bench to relax on. From that point the hike get a little more difficult nothing like the first half. More inclines and more narrow paths. Once you reach the bridge right at the falls there really is no point in going much further if your looking for a better view. The view doesn't get much better than that. If you go up a little further you get a different angle of the falls but after that nothing else. Plenty of shade to keep you cool throughout the hike and the bugs weren't too bad.

hiking
12 days ago