• Activities:

    Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    3 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    500 Feet

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Waterfall

Head out on this quick 3-mile round-trip trail to take in this 70ft waterfall. Give the legs a little workout with the 500ft elevation gain. Get there early on the weekends to get a parking spot close to the trailhead. Duration: 2 hours.

For a portion of this 3-mile hike, you'll trek next to the South Fork Snoqualmie River, so take in the peaceful sound of the river running. Along the trail runs a river, where massive boulders create wading pools of icy water for warm summer days. At 1.5 miles, you'll reach a viewpoint bridge, which provides you with a great view of both the upper and lower falls.

This is a great trail to hike rain or shine!

This has been washed out, so be sure to check here for the latest conditions. As of now, you can access the east end of Twin Falls trail from the Homestead Valley Trailhead.

Photos:Waterfalls: Michael Matti 1 Michael Matti 2

Hike Photos: Kurtis Evans

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This is a great hike that is pretty close to the city, so it can easily be done as a half-day adventure. The trail is short and easy enough to be doable by just about anyone, and there are some really fantastic views. The trailhead is also accessible in the winter, which is nice when so many trails are difficult to get to. I did the hike with my family in the winter and the majority of the trail was completely frozen, making navigating without spikes quite difficult. This is not a difficult trail, but it definitely helps to have the proper equipment! The waterfalls themselves are really pretty, but you cannot get as close as I would have liked.

about 2 months ago
about 2 months ago

This is a great little hike if you are looking to get away from civilization without any effort. Just outside of north bend is this little sanctuary that if you want to hike with your girlfriend or take you children on this one is perfect. You won't need anything since its not strenuous or long maybe a water bottle, but don't bring a backpack unless you intend to bring snacks, a camera, or journals then lose the dead weight and relax and enjoy this short hike. At one point you reach some steps that go down to the right and this will be a quick short stop at a observation post. After that it leads to a bridge and some other views of the upper falls. The best part of this hike is to relax and take a break at the different parts throughout it. Enjoy the beauty of nature!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

There are some temporary trail closures. The main trail head is closed until further notice (via wta.org) Make sure to check before going out. Can still access the falls via Homestead Valley

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

If you start at the Twin Falls trailhead, the trail to the falls is closed due to a landslide but I went through anyway. As long as you're careful when walking by the affected area, which is small, you'll be safe all the way to the falls.

almost 3 years ago
almost 3 years ago

A good hike to take friends & family that don't normally hike.

over 3 years ago
over 3 years ago

Kurtis Evans

I am 24, and live in the great state of Washington. I started trail running while I was attending college, and now it is one of my favorite hobbies - along with hiking and sight seeing. I love moving rain or shine!

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