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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  • Snoqualmie is a city next to Snoqualmie Falls. It is 25 miles east of Seattle. It is also the home to the Northwest Railway Museum. Inspite of the winter storm that we experienced last February 23, 20...  more »
  • Beautiful falls with many viewing platforms. Follow the path to the secondary viewing platform to capture the falls and the lodge. You can also hike down to the lower level beside the power plant to c...  more »
  • Back here again already. At different times of the year completely different impressions. You must, of course, look at the waterfall not only from the top of a lookout, but come down to the river.
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  • This view will take your breathe away. There is an incredible amount of parking near the top and the bottom of the falls. I recommend parking up top, checking out the little gift shop there. Then head over to the upper viewing areas. Then there are trails that will take you down to the bottom viewing area. It splits in two. You can go to the view point or continue further down to the river and be in the sand and check that out. So there are three incredible views with a very scenic hike if you want to do it all.
  • Most awe inspiring sight. The falls create there own micro weather system. You can feel the power from the immense drop the water takes down the falls. It's a little Scarry even from this distance. No going over these in a barrel. Oh and bring an umbrella or rain slicker. Off the beaten path as far as big city distance but you won't regret the drive. Wheelchair accessible too. There's also the town just down the mountain a bit with an old steam engine museum . Also a little further away there's some great mountains that shoot almost straight out of the flats. And if you get lost you enjoy those sights as well and cell service is actually pretty good all around the area, just in case you do make a wrong turn. You'll love it. This city boy sure did. Also see Desolation Pass !
  • Snoqualmie Falls is one of Washington state’s most popular scenic attractions. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year. At the falls, you will find a two-acre park, gift shop, observation deck, the Salish Lodge and the famous 270 foot waterfall. The free parking and free viewing area are open from dawn until dusk. Leashed pets are allowed. Lights illuminate the falls in the evening. The distance between the free parking lot and the viewing platform is approximately 200 feet and is wheelchair accessible.
  • The falls are crazy majestic, but what I really liked was how much info they had at the viewpoint. There's signs everywhere with every sort of information you could ever hour to know about the falls. If you've seen twin peaks, you'll recognise the great northern next to the falls. Elsewhere in the area is the diner and the town sign too! Parking is free across the street, and there's a bridge over the busy street. Expect to get a little wet from all the mist.
  • While we are visiting Washington state from Ohio we decided to take a trip over here because the local said it was a beautiful place. It had been raining very hard for two days when we decided to come over here and it was certainly worth it. The amount of water coming over the waterfall was amazing and you could feel the Thunder from it in your chest. I hope if you're in the area, you take the time out to do just as we did and you'll never forget it.
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