Explore the most popular waterfall trails near Skykomish with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Went with some buddies for a couple days. Hiked in friday evening for a quick camp set up. Got up mid morning Saturday and hiked up to Copper Lake took some pool floats and floated/fished for a couple hours. Moved on to Little Heart hit the peak in between little and big but one buddy was worse for wear so we turned back and made camp back by Copper.

Bug netting currently is a must they get quite thick in areas. There is a longer stretch in between Trout and Copper Lake that is exposed to the sun so some refill water often(we used sawyer squeeze filters) and remember sunscreen.

Overall the beauty and experience is worth the trip Enjoy!

4 days ago

Nice walk through the woods. Could see the distant peaks today along with Glacier peak, Vesper, and Barring

Still snow on the trail as of JY 11, 2018. Even though it didn’t interfere, I recommend not doing this hike before mid-JY

hiking
10 days ago

Went on a Monday, only 8 cars in the lot. Saw some snow at the top, bugs were aggressive, but totally worth it! Stunning views.

trail running
11 days ago

Gorgeous trail with so much to offer for those willing to make the long, slow drive up the 10-mile dirt road. Plus, everyone on trail was super friendly and followed proper trail etiquette.

Only went as far as Copper Lake. Sign says 4 miles - I say 5. Beautiful hike though. Copper lake was so beautiful- almost surreal. I suggest mosquito netting/bug deterrent though.

on Lake Dorothy Trail

13 days ago

Hiked on June 27. Loved this little hike. More stairs and up and down than I realized but lots lovely lush greenness, rushing water at the bridge, and surprisingly, not too many bugs. Three toilets along the lake and a few camping spots. To get up to the other lakes (Bear, Deer, Snoqualmie) you’ll have to cross the river at the far end of the lake, but it isn’t very deep.

hiking
26 days ago

Definitely not a "lightly trafficked" trail!!! We saw 20+ people on a Saturday afternoon.

hiking
1 month ago

6/16/18: Now in my top 5 favorite hikes! Incredible views, moderate difficulty, and a mix of summer/winter conditions. There's snow for the last mile, but it's packed down enough that you don't need spikes/snowshoes. Sunny and shaded sections, and a great boulder area at the top to sit and enjoy 360 views. Glacier Peak was beautiful and you can even see Baker in the distance. Odd bonus: the outhouse at the trailhead was the best smelling ones I've ever been in. What people say about the bumpy NF road is true, but we saw a Prius make it up there so... enjoy! It's worth every pothole and step.

Very easy but a pleasant stop if you've been driving a while and need a rest. Beautiful view of the falls.

Easy access to the waterfalls and stream. The falls was breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

Great moderate hike! The last two miles to the trailhead, a stream is running past the road. Not deep at all.

We just hiked to the lake and back. had snow on trail closer to the lake. light to moderate traffic. very nice day and good trail.

Beautiful loop, a bit steep if you go all the way down but it's worth it. The few sequoia remaining are incredible too!

very beautiful trail, easy and short, well marked. View is so good, water is raging, feels so good to watch it!

Must see, beautiful trail and well maintained, along with informational posts around the loop. Several raging waterfalls just add to the tranquil setting. Another hike adjoining this trail to add extra walking/hiking..Family friendly, along with parking and bathroom facilities (however, closed up when went yesterday 4/23)

Cute little trail and waterfall. There is a loop that follows into the forest and along the river.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this weekend - snowshoes are a MUST! Road is currently impassable at +/- 1.8mi to TH due to an large downed tree. Parked at about 2.0mi out. Went with spikes/no showshoes - mistake. At approx. 1.3mi up the trail, drifts of 36"+ make breaking new trail without snowshoes a task of the absurd. We broke trail from the TH up (first ones on the mountain) in 18-24" of new snow and it took a bit. Just got to the point where another 2 miles and 1500' vertical - it was only going to get worse. Plan on taking twice as long to get up as you normally would on this one. The views were great if you're into fog/mist/snow - but we were pretty socked in. If you've got showshoes, it's doable and probably worth it if you can make the top.

hiking
5 months ago

I did this hike on December 10 and the weather conditions have to do with my five star rating. There was snow at the top and the parking area was becoming almost unreachable due to snow. The summit was snow covered as were area peaks making the views incredible. Maybe this would be a three to four star peak on the average summer day. Pretty short easy hike in my opinion but great for someone with time constraints or something that overs good views with less effort.

question: is this a 9.2 mile hike from start to finish back to your car, or do you double the miles 9.2 mi in and 9.2 mi out??? thanks

Easy access to falls

hiking
9 months ago

First time hiking this trail and was not disappointed! Long, gradual inclines at the beginning followed by numerous switchbacks towards the peak. LOTS of snow up at the top. Up to 2 ft of powder in some places. Trail got pretty slick on the way down as the temperature got warmer and the snow melted. Not a lot of people earlier in the morning but passed a good amount on the way down. Views were beautiful at the top and the trail itself was a stunning winter wonderland in the evergreens.

hiking
9 months ago

Currently closed

hiking
9 months ago

This is a great hike. The trail is beautiful, with a large section of old-growth forest to walk through. The trail is a steady easy-moderate grade with no steeps! The view is beautiful, and it was dog-friendly for my Golden Retriever. IHowever, I went to see fall color and was disappointed there was very little on the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a great hike! Got to see some gorgeous fall color.

backpacking
9 months ago

Had a great time hiking to Lake Snoqualmie from the Lake Dorothy trailhead. Trail is in good shape, fair amount of stairs which poles can help with. The hike up to Bear and Deer is steeper with a good amount of rocks and roots. Three trees have fallen across the trail near Deer Lake that need to be climbed over.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!

oh man I loved this trail! We stopped here on our way home from leavenworth, and it was seriously one of my favorite trails. It was so easy, which was perfect for us because we were very tired from our trip, but we love hiking, so we decided to stop real quick, and I'm so glad we did. There are some stairs, but very easy, no steep cliffs or anything. we brought our 9 year old and our dog and they both loved it. Very short distance and I would say there are atleast 5 spots to play in the river water or take pics. Choose to either take the short loop trail, (highly recommend) or go down some stairs and see the falls. must see forsure. we were there for about an hour, but we played in the water and climbed on the rocks alot.

Went on a a day hike with the intentions of getting to Big Heart Lake. We got to the trailhead early, but I wasn't feeling the best so we took it slow and we ended up turning around at Little Heart. Beautiful sights all around. Waterfalls, creeks, and of course multiple beautiful lakes to explore. There were some wildflowers still left at this point in August, as well as plenty of berries to pick. We took the trail to Malachite Lake which was pretty steep, but well worth it. Definitely looking forward to returning for a few days with backpacks to complete the trek!

My phone also died so we were only able to record our hike in!

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