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).

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14 days ago

Quick and easy hike with an opportunity for a short dip in the ice cold water. Plenty of parking on the road before the trailhead. The trail reaches a view point with a bench before starting to climb down to the river. If you like solitude take the first right turn after the trail climbs down - you won't have a view of the falls, but you can walk on top of the boulders to reach the main view point.

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15 days ago

Good hike. Got to the trail head at 9am and parked on the road. A little crowded but not too bad. Beautiful falls. When you get to the bridge go down some stairs to a great view point. Easy hike overall w a few inclined all in one area. Good for beginners but get there early or you will be waiting on crowds. When I got back to the trailhead around 1030 it was very very crowded with lots of kids and dogs. I had more traffic on the way down then up. But good hike overall.

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15 days ago

What an awesome first hike with my wife. Not to difficult but still enough to work up a sweat! Very refreshing to jump in the water on a hot day!

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16 days ago

I've always loved this hike! My 5 year old daughter woke me up at 4:45 so we decided to have an adventure and get to the hike before the sun came up. What a treat to be first on the hill by the first benches to see the sunrise! I'm curious what the distance is from the lot to the bridge... Another reason I like this hike is the total diversity of hikers you meet: young, old, big, small, and 8+ different ethnic groups. Oh- and the dogs! We spend three hours walking, looking, listening, AND one fall into the river while rock jumping. Great morning!

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17 days ago

Just Beautiful. Only have to get past the first few hundred yards, and the old forest starts, and after that it is a joy.

20 days ago

Great trail to do with kids - well established, maintained and marked. Bridge is about 1.5 miles in with nice view of falls.

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23 days ago

Easy hike, beautiful falls. Spend some time relaxing by the river!

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24 days ago

An old growth tree fell during our hike, so I'm not sure when it will be open again. 3 people were injured, but the rescue crews worked very quickly to get everyone to safety and stabilized.

A little crowded and populated by families during the weekend. I'd recommend arriving before 9am for weekends to beat the crowds.

Lots of friendly dogs! My husky Balto was well pet.

READ THE REVIEWS ABOUT THIS TRAIL! The Start and End are both trail heads. The best destination is actually only 3/4 down the trail from the parking lot. If you're coming from the parking lot end, stop when you hit the bridge! There's nothing else worth seeing for the last bit of the trail.

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