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Washington’s Most Visited Attraction: Snoqualmie Falls

We are back in Washington for some end of the year family time for the holidays! Although more rainy than when last we were here, that didn’t deter us from seeing Snoqualmie falls and hiking the short trail down to the Snoqualmie River.

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/snoqualmie-falls/
The falls from the top viewing deck, where it is always crowded. Snoqualmie Falls is one of Washington’s most visited scenic attraction, boasting 1.5 million visitors a year.

Trail to Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/snoqualmie-falls/
Someone once said ‘Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.’ At Snoqualmie Falls, it’s actually an extra .6 of a mile and that statement still rings true. So we followed this maintained trail down that extra. 6 mile.

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/snoqualmie-falls/
…And kept in mind that we should not feed Big Foot or Nessie (or maybe that’s an amoeba on the right) if we run into either of them.

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/snoqualmie-falls/

Trail to Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/snoqualmie-falls/
The trail splits: to the left is this. No river access, but up close views of the falls.

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/snoqualmie-falls/

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/snoqualmie-falls/
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/snoqualmie-falls/
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/snoqualmie-falls/
To the right of the aforementioned split in the trail is access to the river but it leads away from the falls.

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/snoqualmie-falls/

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/snoqualmie-falls/

Snoqualmie Falls Overview

  • Coordinates: 47.54172,-121.8376995
  • Fees: FREE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Usage: Heavy
  • Length: 1.2 Miles Round Trip
  • Things to note:
    1. Wheelchair accessible.
    2. There are two parking areas, one at the top, the other near the bottom of the falls.
  • Pets allowed: Yes, on leash.
How About You?
  • Have you hiked here before?
  • Do you have any tips? Feel free to leave a comment below!