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Twin Falls

Escape the hectic crowds of the summer by exploring the popular Twin Falls trail in the winter. Follow the trail as it twists and turns through moss-leaden maples, making its way along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River. The trail starts off with a flat walk besides the river and then climbs up and down two mossy ridges before a set of steps forks off to the right. Continue straight on the path to view the top of the rumbling falls from the safety of a footbridge, but don’t forget to walk down the stairs on the way back, as lead to small wooden observatory platforms that present you with a full, close-up view of the falls. Don’t forget to stop by the old growth (cedar) tree or one of the many rocky beaches on the way back.

Try to hike Twin Falls when the snow is melting in the pass. Because the river is swollen with runoff, this small trickling waterfall is transformed into a roaring, foaming falls. Be prepared to get a little wet from the observation deck, the wild Twin Falls may be surrounded by a spray and mist.

Season: Four Season
Length: 3 miles round trip
Difficulty: My Grandmother could do it
Variety: out and back
Elevation gain: 500 feet
Highest Point: 1000 Feet
Maps: Region: Green Trails: #206S Mt Si NRCA USGS: Chester Morse Lake
Open To: Hikers
Passes Permits: Discovery Pass

Driving Directions

From I-90 take exit 34. Turn south onto 468th Ave SE. Drive .5 mile and turn left onto SE 159th St, immediately before the South Fork Snoqualmie River bridge. Follow the road .5 miles until you reach the parking lot and trailhead at the end of the road.

 

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