Waterfalls of King County, Washington

Snoqualmie Falls

Hiking Characteristics
Distance: 1.4 mi (2.3 km)
Time: 30 minutes
Elevation Gain: N/A
Waterfall Characteristics
Width: 100 ft (30 m)
Height: 268 ft (82 m)
Type: Hydroelectric

Snoqualmie Falls is a breathtaking waterfall located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, in the state of Washington. This natural wonder is a popular tourist attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world with its stunning beauty and scenic surroundings.

The waterfall itself is roughly 270 feet high, and the Snoqualmie River, which feeds it, flows from the Cascade Mountains into the Puget Sound. The falls are surrounded by lush green forests, and the mist from the waterfall creates a serene and tranquil atmosphere.

One of the unique features of Snoqualmie Falls is that it is accessible year-round, making it a popular destination no matter the season. During the summer months, visitors can enjoy the warm weather while hiking or exploring the surrounding area. In the fall, the changing colors of the leaves provide a picturesque backdrop for the falls, while in winter, the snow and ice transform the landscape into a winter wonderland.

There are several ways to experience the falls, from simply admiring the view from the observation deck to taking a hike down to the base of the falls. The observation deck is easily accessible and provides a panoramic view of the falls and the surrounding area. Visitors can also take a hike along the trails that lead to the bottom of the falls, where they can experience the waterfall up close and feel the mist on their faces.

How to get there:

  • By Car: From the West (Seattle/Bellevue) or East (Ellensburg), take the I-90 and take exit 25, about 26 minutes from Downtown Seattle, and drive north along Snoqualmie Parkway until you reach Railroad Ave. Find parking as close to the falls as possible. If you can’t find parking, you can drive over to the lower falls and find parking as well.
  • By Bus: From Downtown Seattle, take the 554 to Issaquah for about 40 minutes. Once you are in Issaquah, get off at Sunset/Rainier (Stop # 1772) and walk over to Front St S and E Sunset Way (Stop ID: 80486) and get on the 208 North Bend Snoqualmie Ridge for about 25 minutes / 16 stops until you get to Railroad Ave SE and Snoqualmie Parkway. Once you get off, walk towards the falls.

More Waterfalls to Explore

McCauley Falls, Twin Falls, Middle Twin Falls, Upper Twin Falls, Weeks Falls, Pleasing Falls, Humpback Creek Falls, Keekwulee Falls, Snowshoe Falls, Franklin Falls, Marten Creek Falls, Otter Falls, Big Creek Falls, Kamikaze Falls, Dingford Creek Falls, Dingford Ravine, Pumpkinseed Falls, Rock Creek Falls, Lower Cripple Creek Falls, Cripple Creek Falls, Tin Cup Joe Falls, Goldmyer Falls, Burnboot Falls, Far Country Falls, North Fork Falls

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *