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Hiking Through Snoqualmie Falls Washington

Updated on February 27, 2018

Snoqualmie Falls

Breathtaking beauty awaits you in Western Washington at Snoqualmie Falls.

Years ago I had the pleasure of living in the Seattle area. While there one of my most favorite places to go hiking on a day trip would be Snoqualmie Falls. There were usually a group of us that would pack a lunch, our cameras and head to the falls early in the morning and make a day out of it. The drive there was so beautiful as you made your way to the falls.

If you ever watched the TV show Twin Peaks, you have seen Snoqualmie as it did appear in the show.

Panoramic View of Snoqualmie Falls
Panoramic View of Snoqualmie Falls | Source
Snoqualmie Falls in Winter
Snoqualmie Falls in Winter | Source
My friend Donna taking a picture while at the falls one day. We would spend many Saturdays here at the falls.
My friend Donna taking a picture while at the falls one day. We would spend many Saturdays here at the falls. | Source

Snoqualmie Falls

One of Washington’s popular tourist attractions is located on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City in King County. The yearly average for visitors here is 1.5 million people. The falls are a 268-foot X 100 feet wide waterfall.

History of Snoqualmie

The name Snoqualmie interpreted means ferocious people, which are referring to the Snoqualmie tribe, which was one of the largest tribes in the Puget Sound region in 1855. This tribe has lived in the Snoqualmie Valley for centuries and has said that the mists rising from the waterfall are to serve to connect Heaven and Earth.

In 1851 Samuel Hancock went up-river with the Snoqualmie tribe in search of coal, this being the first record of exploration in the valley. The river around 1877 had 12 logging operations that provided lumber to the entire Seattle region. In the 1890’s the first power plant was built at the falls by Charles Baker and one of his original generators are still being used by Puget Sound Energy owner of the falls today. Snoqualmie Falls became incorporated as a city in 1903.

Salish Lodge Resort And Spa

If you would like to stay at one of the absolutely magnificent resorts in Washington, Salish Lodge and Spa, originally built in 1919 is perched above Snoqualmie Falls.

Relax in a mineral pool with amazing views while meditating to the sounds of the water rushing down the falls.

Have a meal in The Attic for casual dining that features flavorful smoked salmon with the freshest ingredients or an American Kobe beef burger. For fine dining there is a gorgeous restaurant with an extraordinary view of the falls with a menu full of mouth-watering delectable seafood dishes and more.

The lodge has 89 rooms with over-sized jetted tubs and wood-burning fireplaces.

There is no better place to stay after a day hiking the trails at the falls or skiing at nearby ski resorts. From Seattle it is a thirty-minute drive.

Salish Lodge

Salish Lodge at the falls.
Salish Lodge at the falls. | Source

How do I get to Snoqualmie Falls?

Snoqualmie, WA, USA

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© 2011 Susan Zutautas


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