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Snoqualmie Falls
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Snoqualmie Falls is one of Washington state's most popular scenic attractions. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year. At the falls, you will find a two-acre park, gift shop, observation deck, the Salish Lodge and the famous 270 foot waterfall.
Reviewed 13 November 2013

This was one of the stops on a guided tour that my husband and I took while visiting Seattle. The views of the falls were terrific.

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Easy to get to, nice parking area, and there is an easy walkway to the viewing area. Looks like everything is new. The falls are beautiful! Really nice lodge next door. Also restrooms and a gift shop. The drive from Seattle was also beautiful!

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

My wife and I recently visited the falls after the owner, Puget Sound Energy upgraded the visitor facilities. While we did enjoy the old version, '2.0' adds a major improvement. Access to view the falls at street level is as easy as ever and the very safe railing and walkway are as protective as ever. Even those with a fear of heights may want to venture a view.

There are picnic areas and tables and the paths meander comfortably through the upper area. You will find limited parking adjacent to the the viewing area but we rarely have to go across the street to park in the very large parking lot. This lot has a safe pedestrian bridge to the falls area protecting you from having to cross the road and dodge traffic.

The falls are taller than Niagara Falls in New York and are quite impressive when water is flowing from the hills due to rain or snow melt. The water raises a wonderful mist up to the viewing platform which will fog your camera lens if you are not careful!

The dirt path walk down to the river has been improved as well. There are now placards identifying edible plants and we plan to return earlier next year to sample Salmon Berries right off the bush :)

The biggest upgrade has been made to the last section of this walk that passes behind the power generating station on to the wooden boardwalk that runs adjacent to the river. The feels much more stable and safe. There are stairs so it is not accessible by everyone, though. The viewing platform at the end of this walk has been expanded, and is very safe. If you have been there and climbed over the railing onto the tree roots and rocks below for access to the river you may be disappointed. The platform is higher and the risk in trying to get down from it is much greater. For your safety, I advise against trying.

The gift shop is well stocked with attractive trinkets and other souvenirs. They range in the small and inexpensive to some very nice works of art. They serve a limited amount of food and desserts making the visit to the site well rounded.

Though I don't discuss the surrounding area in this review I encourage you to continue east along the road into the small town Snoqualmie where you will find the railroad museum, occasional train rides and the absolute best ice cream at Snoqualmie Falls Candy Factory. Not only is their hard ice cream the best we have ever had, they give generous portions for less money than anyone else we have found. A definite stop regardless of the weather.

You might also look at reviews for Salish Lodge and Spa, a premiere inn overlooking the falls.


Thank Michael O
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Beautiful natural setting with some touristy enhancements. It has a gift shop and a few food items. They don't detract at all from the natural setting. The hotel has a really good restaurant if you want to dine in style. Be sure to use the pedestrian walk-way over the highway and don't try to cross the street at ground level. The parking sits on a curve and cars go fast through there. The falls themselves are spectacular no matter what time of year you go. It is hilly but there are plenty of places to sit for those who are elderly.

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Don't drive past this attraction! Stop off and take a walk down by the Falls to see the awesome sight! Even on a dull and damp day it's worth the time.

Thank Richard C
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