Snowshoe to Franklin Falls

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Distance

6 Miles

Elevation Gain

400 Feet

Activities

Snowshoeing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Winter

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Theresa Wang

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

​Depending on the year, these gorgeous 70-foot falls may freeze come winter and transform the trail into a winter wonderland. It's the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to try snoeshoeing!

Depending on the road conditions and where you parked, the hike will be somewhere between 5-6 miles roundtrip. I always advise checking the weather and Washington Trail Association trip reports for the latest information. 

If conditions are ideal, grab your snowshoes and head to the mountains! You can also rent them from REI. The route is very pleasantly graded with minimal elevation gain as you meander through second-growth forest. Toward the end, take caution as some areas can be icy and the path can be narrow. You'll soon reach a clearing, where you can take off your snowshoes and (carefully) slide down to the river and waterfall area. 

As always, practice Leave No Trace principles to ensure that everyone can enjoy the trail. 

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

6 Miles

Elevation Gain

400 Feet

Activities

Snowshoeing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Winter

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Theresa Wang

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