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Weeks Falls Interpretive Trail is a 0.8 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 36 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers


This marked trail contains a nice walk through an old-growth forest to a viewpoint of Weeks Falls. At the east end of Olallie State Park, this elongated trail loops through a forest dominated by cedars and hemlocks to an overlook of Weeks Falls. Located on the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River, a power plant here uses the energy of this series of cascades to generate electricity. Since rainbow and cutthroat trout and sculpin live in the vicinity of the falls, the plant is operated only when more water is present in the river than the fish need to thrive and reproduce. A sign diagrams the layout of the plant, including a 600-foot underground tunnel.

21 days ago

short easy hike,kid and dog friendly,a bit cold but still amazing!!!

23 days ago

1 month ago

trial was just right. slight muddy with a few pot holes but easy to get around by stepping on fallen trees. thank you mother nature for life. perfect time to go due to amount of water flow. close your eyes, take some deep breaths, listen to your surroundings and feel how your soul becomes joyful cause of God creation. enjoy!

2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful falls!!! Very muddy, but super easy trail. Costs $10 to park unless you have a pass.

4 months ago

Amazing little day hike. The waterfall is beautiful from so many angles, there are tons of spots to reach the water and the path is easy for anyone to travel. Go spend the morning taking a walk here you won’t be disappointed!

5 months ago

Short and sweet. You can hear the water running the whole time. Could take a jogging stroller on trial. Pretty falls!

7 months ago

It’s a short easy trail but perfect with kids. We had our 4 and 2 year old and they loved exploring the forest, throwing rocks in the river and the waterfall at the end. Would definitely recommend it!

8 months ago

We went on a Sunday morning and there was probably a dozen people around 11am. Great place to have a picnic beside the river. There were families with dogs and babies/kids and the hike is short and flat, we were the only 3 on the hike and it was really nice. The river is beside you all the way. When you reach the end there is a beautiful waterfall. Kid friendly, no effort at all to see the waterfall. Loved it.

9 months ago

I was very hesitant to go on this hike as I was worried that it would be too short for the kids. However there is so much to do on this hike. Lots of offshoot hikes to the river. Giant trees and stumps to climb, signs to read and the falls is really much more impressive than I expected. It is short, but it is a really nice hike for kids

11 months ago

Snowed,hailed and rained during my hike and it was AMAZING! A quick, fun trail with a lot of little trails that take you to the river. Took the fork to the right on the way to the falls and took the other trail on the way back and it felt like I was on a completely different hike. I highly recommend this trail. Nice big parking lot too although I was the only one there today.

Sun Nov 04 2018

Took a hike in the rain and I’m glad I did! We parked close to the ranger house and you can take a peak at the river before you start your hike. The trail is easy to follow and there is a fork but don’t worry, both of the paths will take you to the fall viewing area. Bathroom by the falls Incase you feel the urge to go.

Mon Aug 13 2018

Didn't have 10 dollars for a day pass so I didn't get to experience nature.

Mon Jul 23 2018

Beautiful hike that’s very easy. You need a discovery pass.

Wed Jul 04 2018

Wonderful walk with my husband and our dog

Sun Mar 11 2018

Nice flat trail, great place to bring kids and dogs. Not much traffic on a beautiful sunny day!

Fri Dec 29 2017

Nice and easy hike to the falls for young kids!

Fri Sep 01 2017

Absolutely beautiful!

Sun Aug 13 2017

I was actually surprised how nice the waterfall was. It was hot and smoky so this was our alternative hike. Low effort and nice waterfall views.

Sat Jul 29 2017

Quick and enjoyable.

Sun Jul 09 2017

Short trail but kid friendly. Take swimsuits and water shoes if you want to play in the slow moving river. Also, state park ranger came through and my pass wasn't valid here. There's apparently a difference between an epass and a discover pass. One is state and one is federal. This park is a state park but some parks in Washington are federal.

Sun Jul 02 2017

It's good for family to enjoy the nature, go picnic, and play in the water.

Mon May 29 2017

Great for kids. Easy path. Enormous beautiful trees. Nice waterfall at the end.

Thu Nov 10 2016

Nice little walk to the falls. Pretty. Good for kids and dogs.

Sun Sep 18 2016

Easy walk to a fun waterfall!!

Sun Apr 10 2016

Hike through a very short, relatively unmarked trail then you'll reach the falls. It's pretty intuitive and is essentially a walk more than a hike. If you hike to see water this is perfect for you. Lots of look outs into the beautiful emerald green river, with mountains in the background. Then a lookout spot next to the falls. A little more developed than I expected but perfect for a quick stop or a nature walk with kids.

Sun Jul 29 2012

short trail but we did see some huge trees!

Tue Feb 28 2012

I completed this trail in July of 2011 with some friends and some of the kids. The weather was beautifu and the evening sun was low on the horizon. The walk through the forest is great and if you take the route farthest from the river you will find a number of interesting artifacts and a massive old tree. The powerplant near the falls was interesting to explore and the viewpoint is nice.

15 days ago

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