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Visiting Seattle? Snoqualmie Falls is Worth the Trek

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Quick tip: have a little extra time on your next trip to Seattle? 45 minutes outside the city (depending on traffic) is a visit-worthy waterfall: Snoqualmie FallsSnoqualmie Falls Seattle Upper Viewing Deck

Snoqualmie Falls is 100 feet higher than Niagara, and though not as broad, just as impressive in its own way.

Snoqualmie Falls Park Seattle

It’s pretty at any time, but when I went in February I was lucky enough to go after a recent deluge of rain and snow when the falls were running high. The views defied the rain and fog (though my hair definitely did not).Snoqualmie Falls Seattle keri rain

And it’s very accessible for the non-sporty. There are two viewing options, the upper and lower decks, each a short walk from the parking lot. The upper parking lot offers easier access as well as concessions and gift shops.

Snoqualmie Falls Seattle Upper Deck

Snoqualmie Falls Seattle Access Path

Stair art at Snoqualmie Falls

It’s definitely worth taking in the view from both vantage points. If you’re feeling sporty, there’s a half mile, somewhat steep path connecting the two viewing platforms, or you can drive 5 minutes. The trails on the upper viewing decks are fairly kid friendly, though people with mobility issues will find some of them quite steep. Note the lower viewing deck has several staircases.

Snoqualmie Falls Seattle lower path

Art & history on the path to lower Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls Seattle lower viewing deck

Snoqualmie Falls Seattle lower fallsview

While you’re out in that direction, be sure to check out the Noodle Boat Thai restaurant for lunch which makes Eater Seattle’s top lists for good reason.

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