Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls, a 270 foot waterfall, is one of the most popular attractions in Washington. It’s located only a half hour drive from Seattle and can be combined with a wine tasting trip to nearby Woodinville.

 

Footbridge

After parking in the free public lot across the street, we crossed the covered wooden footbridge to access the viewing area. There are some historic photos on the bridge.

Footbridge at Snoqualmie Falls in Washington

Footbridge

Footbridge at Snoqualmie Falls in Washington

Footbridge

 

Snoqualmie Falls

The falls were raging and there was lots of mist in the air. It was impossible to see them clearly but it was still quite a sight.

Snoqualmie Falls in Washington

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls in Washington

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls in Washington

Snoqualmie Falls

 

Observation Deck

At the upper observation deck, there are interpretive panels about the history of the falls and the hydroelectric power plant that produces energy from them. A lower observation deck is just a few steps away.

Upper observation deck at Snoqualmie Falls in Washington

Upper observation deck

Upper observation deck at Snoqualmie Falls in Washington

Upper observation deck

 

Trail

There’s a short ½ mile trail to the view the falls from the river, but we decided not to do it because of the low visibility. If you don’t want to hike down to the river, there’s a lower parking lot you can access via Fish Hatchery Road.

 

Salish Lodge

Before leaving, we popped into the Salish Lodge, a luxury resort and spa owned by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. The lodge is best known as the inspiration for The Great Northern Hotel in the hit television show Twin Peaks.

Salish Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls in Washington

Salish Lodge

Salish Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls in Washington

Salish Lodge

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