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Twin Falls Trail

MODERATE 1916 reviews
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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).

hiking
3 hours ago

The waterfall was beautiful! Really isn’t that busy in December either. Was hoping for a little snow but we only got rain. I wouldn’t drive over 2 hours for it though.

hiking
icy
10 days ago

Muddy in a few spots, slippery icy in others. Nice easy trail. Few side areas to walk off and check out the river bank.

13 days ago

Beautiful hike. Well maintained trail with moderate elevation gain. Lots of foot traffic with many dogs and families. Ice made a few parts of the trail chancey at this time of year.

hiking
icy
15 days ago

hiking
muddy
16 days ago

One of my favorites! This is a nice easy-moderate trail with views the whole time! It was so pretty to walk by the river, see waterfalls from afar, and be able to get super close to the water and surrounding beautiful teal water. Excellent trail!

hiking
muddy
rocky
18 days ago

Took our 2 & 3 years old here today 2019 Nov 26. Pretty easy hike with some rocky spots. Sunny day beautiful up the falls. Many hikers with dogs. Trailhead bathroom closed for the season.

muddy
24 days ago

A beautiful day today, just a little muddy to start. Lots of people and dogs on leashes, everyone friendly. It is well worth the walk down those stairs to see the big falls. So beautiful!

hiking
muddy
25 days ago

Easy hike and only saw two groups of people at the end. We got really muddy and our dog got DISGUSTING but it was really fun! Worth doing especially with kids.

hiking
muddy
27 days ago

hiking
muddy
28 days ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
flooded
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was in great shape today nice and dry parking was fine plenty of it there was a lot of traffic so we had to park on the road shoulder Nice hike to the falls but once past it the trail just ends at a bike path. Very underwhelming ending.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Great trail! Was a bit muddy though.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

views are out of this world. October in WA is rainy but colorful.

hiking
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

recorded Twin Falls Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike!

hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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.

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