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

Thus place is beautiful year round, but if you can make it during spring runoff you'll be treated with a wonderful sight.

hiking
5 days ago

5/15/2018 (Tuesday) - The Old Trail's condition is much better than I expected. The path remains solid, smooth and wide enough, no obstacle, no collapse, no downfalls, no mud, no overgrowth, no bug, just steep. The condition may even be better than Mt Washington's. I moved up by the upper part of Boulder Park Loop. It's a little more than 3 miles to the top talus. Then, I had lunch back down to the ridge of the Old Trail to evade the busy hiking traffic on the top and the new trail. Then, I moved down via the new trail and Douglas Fir Trail (also in perfect condition) for my knees' sake, and complete the lower (south) half of the Boulder Park. Very few hikers use the Old Mt Si trail, Douglas Fir Trail, and the Boulder Garden Trail, so these trails provide solitude that is rare on the popular Mount Si and Little Si trails. The time up (3 hr) and down (2 hr) is almost the same as that of the official Mount Si trail.

Good little hike, very short. The viewing area is good for strollers, but DO NOT try to walk the trail with one! It was painful watching people try to do that through the dirt and gravel. Went on the weekend and it was insanely crowded. Took us about 20 minutes to even find a parking lot. The trail down and back was busy, but not overbearing, unfortunately most people were there just to park and cross a bridge to see the falls, so we barely got a glimpse of the water at the bottom because there were too many people.

beautiful & easy trail

I definitely recommend using the lower lot on Fish Hatchery Rd. It is free, there are always spots and you can easily reach the trails for the falls. The path to the upper falls are up hill with a fairly steep grade but much better to do it on the way up to see the top rather than head down and then make the trek back up to your car. It is fairly busy and the trail has plenty of people. My dog loved meeting all the people and other dogs too.

Quick stop on the way to Seattle.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and I hiked to Mount Si with our hiking group. We went up Old Mt. Si Trail and came down the new trail and traversed via Douglas Fir Trail. By taking the new trail down we made it easy for our knees. The weather was mostly sunny. The temperature was 51 F when we started at the trailhead and 43 F at our lunch spot and 66 F when we got back to the trailhead. There was some snow near the summit. The view at our lunch spot on the rocks was pretty good, but Mount Rainier was hidden in clouds.

Not too long. Something you could do with younger kids. A little steep at parts

scenic driving
1 month ago

I did not go down to the falls but the view up top was breathtaking. This is one of the most beautiful falls I’ve seen.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail and views! Love this waterfall just 40 minutes outside of Seattle!!

trail running
2 months ago

good trail training

Wish it was so crowded.
But a beautiful hike. And a great work out

hiking
2 months ago

Easy, flat trail - more of a walk than a hike. A good place to take your dog.

Amazing sight, I went around 7 and pretty much had the park to myself.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike, beautiful views..Great for all skill levels. Several trail signs. Not very many people on the trail for a Monday afternoon

The falls were beautiful!! Wasn’t able to hike the trail. Rainey day with a 3 year old in tow.

Minimal snow at the top of mt Si. Beautiful clear day which made for amazing views. We could see Bellevue and downtown Seattle. The old trail is pretty steep, but the reward at the top was worth it! Very few people on the trail which makes it much more appealing than the new mt si trail. A little annoying to park at little si crowded trailhead. We got there around noon on New Year’s Day with a few spots in the over flow lot.

The main Trail was closed down but the views from the main area was great! Wish the Trail was open though.

Monday 11-20-2017: My wife and I joined SVTC hike lead by Peggy Owen. We started at Little Si Trailhead and traversed to Main Mount Si trail via Douglas Fir Trail and reached the interpretive site. We had lunch there and returned. It was raining without pause.

hiking
6 months ago

If you can only go on the weekends but you don’t want the heavy foot traffic, go early, and go when it snows! We took the short trail to the lower boardwalk today in the rain/slush, and the lower section was pretty secluded. Also worth checking out: the river access (just read and obey the posted signs). The trail features lots of nature and historic information on posts—pretty interesting! The falls are beautiful, but I gave it three stars because of the commercialized feel.

6 months ago

Very pleasant out and back. Trail is in great shape, we’ll marked and in the shade. Lots of happy dogs too!

Closer to moderate, IMO - the way back up is all incline, some parts can be a bit slippery when wet. Can be very crowded but still really breathtaking. It wasn't too bad on the weekdays, was a madhouse when we went on a weekend (Niagara falls level of busy)

hiking
6 months ago

Great but very overcrowded, for good reason though.

Main reason for not liking this hike to much is because it’s overly crowded by tourists. During summer, parking is difficult to find. There is not much shade provided by trees. Can catch good views of the waterfall from overlooks. Dog-friendly.

Short and nice hike. Kids friendly too.

hiking
7 months ago

Very beautiful and easy hike.

I like rough, secluded trails. this one is commerialized.

walking
8 months ago

Neat little cool down area to picnic or cool off after a completing the nearby hikes. Actually had a better view than Stan's Lookout! Fairly level and clean/comfy benches to sit on while admiring the scenery. Great view of Mt Si. Far enough away from 90 you don't hear any road noise. I will definitely be returning!

This was a great outing, amazing views, it was so close to the road that so many people were there, it was hard to get a good spot to take pics. You couldn't admire the view of the falls due to so many tourists. The hike down to the bottom was beautiful, the river was beautiful, we crossed over the rocks and just enjoyed the peaceful view. We got there at around 10am, by the time we left it was even more crowded.

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