Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie

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Featured in David Lynch's iconic TV series "Twin Peaks," Snoqualmie Falls remains one of the favorite scenic attractions in Washington State and a Native American burial site. A roaring misty waterfall tumbles down 82 m (268 ft); for the Native American tribe of Snoqualmie, this represents the meeting place of Heaven and Earth, where the first human couple were created. Follow the short hiking trail to a fenced observation deck with benches and picnic tables. The nearby attractions include a historic lodge, which also appeared in "Twin Peaks." Arrange to visit Snoqualmie Falls and other attractions in Snoqualmie using our Snoqualmie trip planner .
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  • The Snoqualmie Falls are beautiful. A total must-see if you’re in the area. I brought my family from out of town to see the Falls and they really enjoyed walking the trail down to the bottom of the Fa...  more »
  • While Snoqualmie Falls is a religious experience for Twin Peaks fans, it’s a must-see stop for virtually anyone. They really breathtakingly beautiful! Avoid the paid parking and park right across the ...  more »
  • Easy to get to beautiful water falls and easy to use trails free parking on l side of the street otherwise there is a $7 parking fee  more »
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  • Visited because this was a short drive from our hotel near Seattle and it had good reviews. There are multiple observation decks near the main building which are accessible to the public. All have good views of the falls. They also have some stuff about the history of the hydroelectric plant there. Parking is free across the street and it is just a short walk over a pedestrian bridge. If you want to eat while visiting, there is ample shade in the summer and several sets of benches as well.
  • Pretty huge waterfall makes for a good sight. There are a couple of observation decks which give a really nice view of the area. Be sure to read on the boards next to them which explain the history and role the falls play today (hydroelectric power). The drive to the falls is absolutely scenic which is the cherry on the cake. Overall a wonderful weekend trip.
  • First stop on our trip and it didn't disappoint. The falls has a beautiful backdrop of the trees and mountains. You can walk to a lower level to see the falls closer and from below but the hike back up is challenging. The parking was the only drawback if this natural wonder.We were driving from Seattle to Vancouver and decided to stop at Snoqualmie Falls. These falls are fantastic and 100 feet taller than Niagara Falls!Restrooms, picnic tables and gift shop by the parking lot. Short walk up paved area to waterfall overlook. You can walk down to the water but there's a steep grade, so only do it if you're able to. The river water is absolutely clear. We walked down to go near the river. On our way back, we had our evening snacks and tea
  • Gorgeous views!! There are several platforms at different levels to get great views of the falls. Lots of stairs. There is a trail to hike to the lower falls. Just beware.... you MUST be in physically fit condition to hike this trail!!! Very steep hills to go down and have to climb back up. The sign at the trail head states that it is like climbing 30 flights of stairs. Definitely worth the trip!!
  • It's a pretty cool destination to go. Fall isn't very large though. And parking can be painful if you go on the weekend. I recommend park on the lower part of Snoqualmie fall where there's more parking and hike back up. Hiking can be a little bit steep. Be sure to dress appropriately if this is what you have chosen to do.
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