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

Great views. Quite a few stairs. Wagon road trail will also get you to the falls with different views (forest vs rivers) but when coming back to the parking lot seemed easier so maybe doing the loop the opposite way (wagon road to the falls and the franklin falls back to the car) would be easier for someone with any knee issues.

on Talapus Lake Trail

2 days ago

Pretty lake. Easy hike, lots of roots but the trail is easy to follow.

3 days ago

Really enjoyed this

Yes, just go! Take your whole family. It will be worth it. Parking is 5$ cash.

4 days ago

This is a short but pretty steep hike to two Beutiful lakes. The trail is well marked. Parking was a little challenging as there were quite a lot of cars around 11:00 AM. There were a lot of people in the lake but we managed to find a spot and swim a little. Crocks would have been helpful as there are stones on the bottom of the lake and it's pretty painful to step on them. Bugs were terrible and they seemed impervious to our bug spray.

Amazing! Great hike to go on after leg day at the gym ;) awesome couples hike

4 days ago

Great for little kids. Trail is well kept. Parking can be a challenge even during the weekdays.

Beautiful hike. Lots of little streams and cool looking tree stumps. The hike in was mostly up hill.

Beautiful trail during great weather!

8 days ago

very nice and clear water

11 days ago

This is a great trail for a day hike, goes up to 4,300 feet at mirror lake. The PCT cuts through the top of the trail and there is a great overlook if you go halfway around mirror lake and down the trail by the creek. Lots of mossy trees and shady cover from the canopy.

pretty trail, clean very remote hot springs with awesome cave.

14 days ago

Lovely, well maintained trail. My teenage daughter, dog, and I did this hike 7/5. No bugs, jumped in the lake! Cold but crystal clear and refreshing. Did not continue on to the next lake 1.2 miles up due to time constraints. Round trip was 2 hours including a 20-30 minute stop at the lake. Will definitely do again.

Cool and shaded the entire way, with several access points to the river early on. Get there early to avoid crowds and the parking lot fills up fast.
There is a restroom at the trailhead.

Super kid friendly, well groomed trails, fantastically rewarding destination!!!

This was an amazing hike easy and well shaded with beautiful trees. This trail is definitely well maintained. Be careful climbing down the rock to get directly to the falls, it was a bit slippery but well worth it. You can get as close as you want to the waterfall. This is the best waterfall I’ve seen in the PNW to date for me, no extreme elevations, round trip 2 miles, and you get an amazing up close view of the falls at the end.

Best beginner trail, starting with darling water flows on your sides then with decent minimal elevation ,with plenties birds sounds and very easy stepping blocks to walkers and hikers. After u parked on designated park , there no sign u must go to an intersections that shows where to actually yhe trail entrance , yeah tricky and u must look around a bit. in winter , differerent story, u might not be able to enter the radius street up to 5 miles, u may need to walk through icey road, yes u will slip, with spikea, get spikea on winter okay. it is a beautiful water falls , i just wish took down that bridge ... ugly in my photo

beautiful hike! the water fall at the end was very rewarding, especially on a hot day! bring your water shoes

Great trail and kind people. Will come back for the peak on a nicer day. Grey today but peaceful

Amazing and magical. It took two years to get a permit. Next time I’ll be staying overnight.

29 days ago

Lake was beautiful. Still a lot of snow near mirror lake that makes footing a bit sketch but the view near the camping area makes it all worth it. Not a ton of parking so get there early.

Beautiful, easy hike, with direct access to the waterfall. Made many stops along the trail and it only took two hours.

Great family hike for young children.Beautiful scenery.Well maintained trail.

Great family friendly hike. I brought my two year old and he had a blast. Had to keep him away from the edge on some parts but overall easy short hike with lots to see!!!

beautiful lake

06.16.2018 Very easy trail for kids. High traffic today, possibly because it’s Saturday. Highly recommend hiking boots because some parts are wet and muddy. Next time I’ll bring a towel because I got pretty close to the fall and got wet. On the way back we took the Wagon Trail to end with a loop and avoid the traffic of people on the Franklin Falls Trail; was way quicker to get back to the parking lot.

We went on Monday the 11th, and had a wonderful time. Instead of taking the Franklin Falls trail, we took the Old Wagon Trail to Franklin Falls and only ran into two groups while walking. We had a much quieter time, highly recommend if you don't mind crossing the road a few times (though the trail is clearly marked with spray paint), the falls were gorgeous and the hike was short and sweet.

Lovely place with beautiful grounds and hot hot springs that melt away aching foot pain

6/13/18: Went with my wife (mid 20s), her two sisters (mid 20s), and her parents (mid 50s). Took us just under 2 hours total and was a total of 3 miles. It was a rainy day so not many people on the trail and we were the only ones at the waterfall. Pretty easy hike overall and trail is very well kept. Would recommend hiking boots since it’s pretty muddy and there’s some rocks you have to climb down at the end to get to the waterfall. Waterfall and river are beautiful and you can walk right up to it. Nice easy and short hike!

Short, easy, awesome, great scenery, and can get right next to the waterfall. Must do and 100x better than Snoqualmie Falls

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