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Twin Falls Trail

Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 25 March 2014

Pictures below will take you on a virtual hike along Twin Falls Trail. Enjoy the beauty and clear water of the waterfall!

Location: Snoqualmie Pass -- North Bend Area, Olallie State Park
Roundtrip: 3.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 500 ft
Highest Point 1000 ft
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-3 hours
Pass: Discover Pass is required
Additional Information:

Family Friendly;

Dog Friendly;

Photo from Snoqualmie Region, Twin Falls TrailFeatures:

·    River

·    Waterfalls

·    Old growth trees

·    Good for kids

OVERVIEW

Twin Falls is located in the Cascades Mountains in Olallie State Park, just in thirty minutes from Seattle. Twin Falls is the tallest waterfall along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River.

Originally, Twin Falls was known as Upper Snoqualmie Falls. The Twin Falls name the fall received because of the two distinct drops, which can be observed from the ridge.

Photo from Snoqualmie Region, Twin Falls TrailA 1.2-mile trail takes hikers to the Twin Falls Bridge. The trail is considered family friendly and well-maintained, but be prepared to some uphill ascents.

From the trailhead the trail runs along the Snoqualmie River through green and lush forest, the next 0.3 miles the trail gains elevation and takes visitors to the Bench Overlook. This place offers great views of the Snoqualmie River Valley. Here hikers can rest and enjoy the nature. Close to the Bench Overlook, there is a fork in the trail. The right fork takes visitors to the Lower Falls Viewpoint and the left runs to the Twin Falls Bridge. From the Lower Falls Viewpoint visitors enjoy the beauty of the 135-foot Twin Falls. If you decide to take the left fork, you may see smaller waterfalls, which run from a narrow gorge. Less than a quarter mile from the bridge visitors will enjoy a view of the Upper Falls from above. From this point the trail starts to climb steeply and less than a mile Twin Falls Trail crosses the John Wayne Pioneer trail.

Photo from Snoqualmie Region, Twin Falls TrailIt should be said that Twin Falls Trail is one of many trails, which can be found in Olallie State Park. The park itself is a popular fishing and rock-climbing destination, which is also filled with numerous old trees. Some of them are larger than 10 feet in diameter.

Directions:

From Seattle:

Drive east on I-90, take exit 34 and turn south onto 468th Ave SE. Drive 0.6 miles and turn left onto SE 159th St. Continue 0.5 miles to the parking lot of the trailhead at the end of the road.

 

These pictures were taken on February 19, 2013

Map:

In order to get directions, click on the map below

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Pavlo Petryshyn

Information: Marina Petrova

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