One of Washington state’s most popular attractions, Snoqualmie Falls is a waterfall on the Snoqualmie River. More than one million visitors come every year to watch the spectacular rush of water tumble down 270 feet/82 meters into a pool of deep, blue water. The falls are also known internationally for its appearance in the Twin Peaks television series.
The top of Snoqualmie Falls is a short distance from the parking lot, which has a gift shop, espresso stand, and bathrooms. The main views are from the side of the falls, which also has picnic tables and benches, and a small grassy meadow called the Centennial Green, where weddings are performed through the summer. On the way down to the base of the falls, hikers trek through a temperate rain forest, with a few moss covered trees, giant ferns, and a few resting spots. At the bottom of the trail is the 1910 powerhouse and the river itself.
Snoqualmie Falls is located just outside the town of Snoqualmie. To reach the Snoqualmie Falls, take I-90 east from Seattle for 35 to 45 minutes and get off at exit 27. If you're hungry for lunch, try the restaurant at Salish Lodge, the historic hotel at the top of the falls. If you have time, visit the Northwest Railway Museum in the town of Snoqualmie. Housed inside a restored 1890 railroad depot, the museum is must-stop for any child who is a fan of railroads.
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Enjoy a day full of wine tasting and amazing Northwest scenery on this private tour from Seattle. Washington has emerged as one of the top wine-producing ... Read more
Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)