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Twin Falls Trail

MODERATE 1976 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).

recorded Twin Falls Trail

hiking
muddy
snow
1 day ago

Beautiful trail and view of the falls! Very muddy. A couple of trees down near the upper part of the trial. Slick slushy snow near the top

hiking
muddy
snow
2 days ago

Lovely hike up to the waterfall that initially follows the river. Walked all the way to the end, to where it joins Iron Horse Trail (not realizing we had already seen the best bits!). The trail was very muddy and wet today. Near the top of the trail there is still snow that was very slushy and slippery to walk on with boots. There were also a few fallen trees over the path. Will definitely be back on a drier, clearer day as it was beautiful.

hiking
muddy
5 days ago

hiking
icy
muddy
5 days ago

Beautiful views with a little ice on steps but overall nice and easy. Recommend doing both upper and lower lookouts

hiking
icy
muddy
5 days ago

hiking
muddy
snow
5 days ago

Great trail. It was a little muddy at times but not bad at all. Past the bridge you get to more snow, that was really pretty. I recommend bringing shoe spikes. The falls and river make for great scenery. Hike is fairly easy to the bridge.

muddy
12 days ago

Muddy but otherwise fun and in good condition (except the last couple hundred meters were snowy and no special views)

hiking
muddy
13 days ago

Great hike! The trail was beautiful the whole way, making it enjoyable from start to finish. Went on a drizzly day, so the trail had some pretty deep mud in some places. The bridge on the Upper Lookout had gathered a bit of snow and ice and was a bit slick. We brought hiking poles which was a good move, but not necessary. We hiked a little further past the bridge and the trail became more snowy and slushy. I would bring some spikes for your shoes if you want to explore further up. Definitely be sure and walk down the stairs to check out the Lower Lookout! Gorgeous. Will be back!

hiking
muddy
16 days ago

Nice and easy trail with lots of waterfall scenery along the way. Muddy but not horribly, some traffic noise at higher elevation. Leads further to other trails such as Lake Annette and McCleanon Butte trail.

hiking
muddy
20 days ago

Very scenic and popular trail - conditions are really muddy right now so we turned back just before hitting intersection with John Wayne trail. Will definitely come back and do again on a weekday. Even though it was raining it was crowded.

21 days ago

Really fun day hike! The first half up to the falls isn't too bad pretty flat in fact. The last 1/2 of a mile or so is switch backs until you get to the falls. Still not too terrible. Seems to be a VERY popular hike though. I was the first person in the parking lot at 7:40am but when I got off the trail around noone the lot was full with about 20 cars! Super beautiful day and views. Only reason I give this hike a 4/5 is because I'm a landscape photographer and there isn't a super good or safe way to get a good shot of Twin falls from the bottom up. Other then that wonderful hike.

recorded Twin Falls Trail

hiking
fee
muddy
21 days ago

hiking
muddy
26 days ago

hiking
muddy
26 days ago

There’s a lot of scenery and good practice for new hikers. The waterfalls are unique and the biosphere is perfect year round.

Arriced 945 am. About 8 cars. Windy but no rain. Lots of people on way back that were heading up and about 40 cars along road. Lovely and well maintained trail.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Really beautiful trail even though it was raining the whole time. Great view of the river most of the way and some elevation change every now and then. If it’s wet I would highly recommend good waterproof hiking shoes and good layers with a rain coat. It was cold the whole way and those without the proper shoes got soggy socks.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Plenty of stairs, in case you have anyone with difficulty with that, heads up! Great views, highly recommend going all the up to top falls. Trail is plenty wide for kids and dogs. I was in non-waterproof trail runners, and while there was some water on the trail, I was fine in these shoes. No snow or rain today. Nice view of snow capped peak at trail head today. Trailhead bathrooms ARE open today! (1 of 3 was closed)

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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.

1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
1 month 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
1 month 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.

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