History of Snoqualmie Falls is a 268 ft (82 m) waterfall on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington, United States. It is one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions, but is perhaps best known internationally for its appearance in the cult television series Twin Peaks. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year, where there is a two-acre (0.8 ha) park, an observation deck, and a gift shop.
Beautiful scenery and spectacular water falls.It is perfect Pacific Northwest pristine beauty.This place speaks for itself. This was a great day trip from the Seattle area. The falls were spectacular and just above the falls lies a spa and resort type hotel with a nice restaurant. A short hike from the top will take you down to the base of the falls for some nice views along a boardwalk.
It is less than an hour drive from Seattle.There is big parking space available for free. The viewpoints near the top of the falls are often packed but if you reach there early morning you may be lucky to have fewer people there. It was mist all around the place so you need to be careful with your cameras if it is not water proof.
There is lower part of falls also where one side you have access to river i.e. you can sit on stones near the river , get the pictures clicked 🙂 The other side is boardwalk for the view and no river access. You should cover both the sides as each of it has its own beauty.
Wear hiking shoes and comfortable clothes for the visit and make the half mike hike to the river . It was steep but well worth the time, views from the river are wonderful. Plenty of room at the rivers edge to get a great view of the falls. There is a restroom and drinking water facility in lower half of the falls.
This is a lovely picnic spot for families as you can bring your own food and have family lunch near the falls.There is small coffee/gift shop near the falls also where you can have a sip of coffee and enjoy nature
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