We took our cousin from Arizona to Snoqualmie Falls, and she thoroughly enjoyed it -- especially the pervasive forested greenery, which is not a common commodity in Arizona. The park where one can obtain the spectacular views of the falls includes well developed concrete walkways and "well maintained" forest areas. The park is owned by Puget Sound Energy. Over 100 years ago, PSE and its predecessor companies developed one of the State's first hydroelectric facilities at the falls. They have put a lot of thought into the design of the park and into preserving the natural experience. There are several natural and historical interpretive exhibits throughout. There is plenty of parking and the concrete walkways make it easy for most tourists. It is mostly accessible save for one section of the walkway which is probably too steep for disabled folks (marked to that effect). Those who are put off by "touristy" developed areas are welcome to take a steeper nature trail that goes down to the base of the falls. There is an excellent gift shop and the adjacent Salish Lodge provides overnight rooms, a good restaurant, and a spa. It's easy to get there on I-90 from Seattle -- about 30 minutes -- and then you can take a more leisurely drive back through the countryside on Highway 202.
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