North Bend, Washington

Hike to Franklin Falls

2 Miles Total - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Michael Matti

Great outing for the whole family. Beautiful waterfall. Easy hike (2 miles roundtrip).

This is an easy 2 mile roundtrip hike that leads to beautiful Franklin Falls. The trail is very well maintained and is easy for even young hikers to travel. The trail goes through the forest and along a gorge as you gain 400 feet in elevation to the falls.

There are a few places you can scramble down into the gorge which has a few really small waterfalls in it. But non of these falls compare to the size and beauty of Franklin Falls. Franklin Falls leads into a river that is shallow enough to walk across. There are some nice photos to be had if you wade out into the stream to get a more direct view of the falls.

It makes for a nice and easy snowshoe during the winter (depending on recent snowfall). Of course, stay out of the water and don't get too close to the falls if you do go in the wintertime. Also keep in mind it could be a longer hike if the road to the trailhead is too snowy to drive.

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Hiking
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Waterfall

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Easy hike for family and pets. Beautiful view at the end!

There are multiple off path trails that can take you down to the gorgeous river. Be sure you're in the right physical condition to do so and wearing the right shoes though. The paths include slippery rocks, loose soil and steep declines. If you're up for it though, it's very worth it!

over 5 years ago

A nice stop to stretch the legs if you've been in the car heading East WA to West WA.

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