Snoqualmie Falls Trail

Snoqualmie, WA
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*** The hiking trail reopened on September 14, 2013 *** Snoqualmie Falls Trail is a 1.2 mile out and back trail located near Snoqualmie, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible year-round.

From Seattle, E on I-90 for 25 miles to exit 25 toward Snoqualmie City.
Turn LEFT (at the bottom of the ramp) onto Highway 18/SE SNOQUALMIE PKWY.
Drive 4 miles and Turn LEFT onto RAILROAD AVE SE / WA-202.
Drive 0.5 mile to one of the parking lots on both sides of the road.

Free parking. No permit required.
Restrooms and gift shop are at the parking lot.
There is one covered picnic area at the park and several table located near the covered area.
Picnic areas cannot be reserved.
Note: There is no barbequing allowed in the park.
There are two parking lots, the upper level lot and a new lower level lot.
The lower lot is at N 47 32.731; W 121 50.437
The lower lot has a new launch site for kayaks and canoes.

Snoqualmie Falls
PO Box 1957
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

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Great hike for families, strollers, older folks. Short, clean, wide paths, exciting finale. Highly recommended!

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The trail is re-opened and is in fantastic shape. One of the best parts of the overhaul is that you now have a parking area open at the base of the falls, instead of only at the top. This helps when you have older relatives visiting from out of town who may not be able to do the whole hike from top to bottom and back up. The boardwalk is just beautiful and the falls are always a spectacular sight. There are always a ton of families and photographers on this trail. The hydroelectric plant is another interesting feature. My only disappointment is that PSE has completely blocked access to the rocky areas at the base of the falls. Access to that area was never officially sanctioned, but most people who made the hike clambered down to the best part of the trip. It's no longer possible; it's fenced off with obviously deliberate intent. I'm sure there will always be people who push it past there and climb around, but it will definitely keep out the "honest" wanderers.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Another bait and switch web site unless you want to spend $50 for a years subscription to get one map.
Look elsewhere.

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62 Completed 33 Reviews

Wednesday 10-9-2013: My wife, Milo, the dog, and I hiked the new Snoqualmie Falls Trail. The trail is a short easy one with gravel cover and leads to the new and improved boardwalk. You can see trees and water pipes and generator plant along the way. The upper trailhead is 450 ft in elevation and the lower falls viewpoint is 154 ft. The waterfall was very powerful from the recent rain.

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7 Completed 1 Reviews

The re-opening is tomorrow, Sept. 15! Such a beautiful location!

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7 Completed 8 Reviews

Excellent for elderly family members, small children, and those who can't walk much. Because its an easy, short trail, almost anyone can do it. The views are incredible. Lots of people everywhere.

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I hiked this trail several times when I lived in Tacoma. So sad to hear that it has been closed for a couple years. I hope it reopens this year like they say. It is a hike surrounded by beauty with this spectacular waterfall as the grand finally. Meanwhile just enjoy it from the viewing platform.

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10 Completed 7 Reviews

This trail is closed. :(

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38 Completed 17 Reviews

Closed

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Snoqualmie Falls hiking trail is closed until fall 2013.

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