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Twin Falls Trail

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Twin Falls Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: 967 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

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).

recorded Twin Falls Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike!

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful hike along the South Fork Snoqualmie River to Twin Falls today with daughter and her fiancee. Trail is very well maintained, a nice trail with some elevation but a great walk. Got here about 9:30 am so not a lot of hikers on the trail but by the time we were heading out the trail was getting pretty busy. The falls are absolutely beautiful with some great view points.

hiking
muddy
9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Came from MD for some Washington hiking with a friend and this was our first trail for the week. It didn’t disappoint! Very easy walking, refreshing views, some big trees, and lots and lots of variety of mushrooms. Nice easy uphill areas with a bench about midway to sit and enjoy the view. Not strenuous by any means. Nice little spots to sit along the water on rocks and look uphill at the waterfall. Not much too see after the bridge but nice for walking and mushroom hunting. (You start to hear the road traffic if you go too far.) Simply a pretty walk in the woods. Easy in and out.

hiking
14 days ago

My daughter and I took a hike up to the falls, and enjoyed it immensely. The PNW forests are incredible, and the scenery along the Twin Falls trail is wonderful. The view of the falls from all three vantage points is well worth taking the time to enjoy, and I was quite glad I brought the DSLR along for the photos. This was quite a change of pace from my usual "home" hikes in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson, and I hope to get more chances to enjoy what Washington has to offer on subsequent visits with our daughter and son-in-law.

hiking
15 days ago

The falls are amazing, but beyond them are not worth it as the trail is so close to the highway you can hear every car and truck go by. So, good quick outing not far away but if you’re looking for something longer or more secluded you’re better off picking another trail.

hiking
15 days ago

We really enjoyed this trail! It was very busy with lots of families and dogs - if you are looking for seclusion this is probably not the trail for you. Beautiful landscapes and waterfalls, and overall a good amount of exertion should you choose to do the entire trail and back.

hiking
15 days ago

Nice trail! Falls are gorgeous. Check out all the viewpoints for best experience! Crowded but very enjoyable spot so close to Seattle.

hiking
20 days ago

Really beautiful trail and very well maintained. I went on a rainy day and loved it! Make sure to see both upper and lower falls viewpoints.

hiking
muddy
over grown
22 days ago

Though the parking lot is rather small, people end up parking their cars along the residential street that leads to the lot. So don’t worry about find parking even if you arrive late on a sunny Saturday. There’s a bit of overgrowth early in the trail by the creek. But it’s otherwise a very well maintained trail. Don’t overshoot the Upper Falls like I did, unless you intend to hike further out. Once you cross the bridge and make your way up to the view of the Upper Falls, you’ll know it’s time to turn back around.

hiking
23 days ago

Busy but nice

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
24 days ago

hiking
muddy
washed out
24 days ago

hiking
muddy
25 days ago

Excellent hike. A little muddy in places but not bad. The views of the falls are excellent and there are several to see (not just two like the name suggests). There is one part at the begging where the trail is blocked by a fallen tree but the way around isn’t bad.

hiking
26 days ago

Excellent traction even on a rainy day beautiful views of the moss and the river and falls! There is a tree down on the trail right now making a small section a bit muddy and tricky

hiking
26 days ago

In total, this trail took 1:30 to complete (in and back). I’d recommend checking out both the upper and lower falls - beautiful and unique view of the falls with each! There were a couple spots where I wish I’d had trekking poles, but otherwise very manageable. There were several others on the trail for a Wednesday afternoon, but not too busy.

hiking
29 days ago

Very beautiful older growth forest. Nice trail for families. We hiked in the rain and the trail wasn't muddy or slippery.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Great shirt hike with varying levels of difficulty. I got stung for the first time on the way down by a wasp. But overall wonderful.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. We made it to the waterfall and then turned back around. Was warm when we went and definitely worked up a sweat on the way up!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Plenty of small stones for sure footing. Huge Douglas Fir to see, plenty of river and waterfall views. Big parking lot. Pet and kid friendly.

hiking
1 month ago

Drove out here after work for an early evening hike. Encountered just a handful of other hikers. Trail is short, but provides a good workout. Lovely, well-maintained trail through some beautiful trees (old growth trees are always wonderful to see!), with several great viewpoints of the waterfalls. After the bridge at the upper waterfall, I turned around. Very quiet, peaceful hike on a weekday evening. Would definitely come back.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Mild effort for a big pay out! Beautiful views! A great hike even if it’s raining!

hiking
1 month ago

Didn’t do the full trail. Just ended up hitting the several different viewpoints of the waterfall and turned back. There’s 3 specific view points and you should try to hit them all. The trail is pretty easy. Get there early since it gets packed pretty quick. We arrived at 8am. Left at 11am and the parking lot was packed.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike to take your dog on!

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was good. Waterfall was beautiful. There’s nothing much to see after the waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great hike. This place was so cool. There were so many places to go and check out the river that we never finished the trail.

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