Visiting Seattle? Snoqualmie Falls is Worth the Trek
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 Falls.
Snoqualmie Falls is 100 feet higher than Niagara, and though not as broad, just as impressive in its own way.
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).
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.
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.
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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