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Michael L
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Jul 2020
Terrible only because this hike has become far too popular. The line of parked cars outside the entrance to the park was at least 1/3 of a mile long. Most folks were wearing masks (due to COVID recommendations), which is good, but the crowds were a definite negative.
Written July 11, 2020
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Brian M
Tampa, FL26 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Did this hike with a small group of family & friends. Beautiful scenery the entire way through and easy to follow. Trail is kept clean and has a ton of great spots for photos. Easy to get to off the highway and we would definitely recommend this as a great way to spend an afternoon.
Written January 29, 2020
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Richie D
Santa Barbara, CA787 contributions
Mar 2017
What. A. Hike!
I had heard many positive reviews of this trail, but was waiting for the entire trail to reopen after a washout in 2014 with the death of a hiker. While there are still no plans to repair the trail you are given three options:
1) Hike 0.75 miles to the furthest falls viewpoint with a bench to rest on (I-90 exit 34, right on 468th Ave SE and right on SE 159th St to main Twin Falls trailhead.
2) Take the longer, back route hiking the Homestead Valley Trail (I-90 exit 38).
3) Take the risk and pass by the trail closure.

During a day off of work, I decided to go for it and take advantage of what the trail had to offer, closure and all. The entire trail round-trip from the main trailhead parking lot to upper falls is only 2.5 miles with a 500 foot gain in elevation. Although I was visiting in March after a rough winter, the trail was overall in decent shape. This was with the exception of the forewarned washout and one large tree that had toppled down but was still passable. More on this to come...

There are bathroom and trash services at the main trailhead parking lot. Since Twin Falls is part of Olallie WA State Park, you need a Discovery Pass ($10/day or $30/year).
The trail starts with a stroll along the rushing South Fork Snoqualmie River with many mossy trees, as expected of the PNW. You can even get a glimpse of Mount Si with the river. Half-way to the bench viewpoint, you will come across a humongous boulder that welcomes you to the first climb in elevation. Once you make it up the hill (a total of 0.75 miles from the trailhead), you will reach the first glance of the lower falls with a bench to rest.

Here you reach the trail closure just 20 feet further along the trail. At your own risk, there is plenty of room to pass the fence and walk around the washout. While I don't advise this, I was happy I continued. The trail will decline back to the riverside just before climbing up again, past a large downed tree (another half way mark to the middle falls view).

When you reach a small bridge, you will walk many stairs down to the beautiful middle falls view with a wooden walkway. Before you know it, you'll be hanging over the rushing river and pools caused by Twin Falls. The views are gorgeous with the upper falls bridge in sight and even more mystical with fresh mist splashing you in the face. 135 feet of pure glory!

If you want to see more, continue back up the stairs for another short jaunt to more stairs with a massive downed tree lying with its roots standing up in the air. You then reach a bridge which traverses the narrow gorge allowing you to look directly down over the falls.

Twin Falls is definitely a top waterfall pick. Hopefully the trail will be repaired soon, but still definitely worth checking out!

Review update: Hooray! The Washington State Park crews have repaired the one large washout just after the rest bench offering an outlook of Twin Falls. Read my previous detailed review above on the trail and simply disregard number 3 on my list.

While I'm happy to share with the world one of my favorite waterfall hikes, please remember to carry out what you bring in. There was an awful lot of trash (water bottles, doggie poop bags, snacks, etc) along the trail yesterday. Next time I will bring a plastic bag to pick up after others as I hike, but this shouldn't be necessary.

Happy trails!
Written July 21, 2017
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hvonderh
Indianapolis, IN400 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
A rushing river on one side and babbling brooks on the other, with a canopy of trees all around. You can’t go wrong with this setting in any season. A light snowfall was underway during our trek and it couldn’t have been lovelier. Free parking but they do have a collection point for a $10 user fee. Restrooms on site.
Written February 18, 2018
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Decemberborn
Kent, WA502 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
Went hiking to Twin Falls on one of the free state parks days. I am quite over weight and I was able to hike all of the way up to the upper falls which is a little past where most people turn around. Great views. Beautiful scenery. Not much parking. Be prepared for lots of foot & dog traffic if going on a weekend. Hardly any place to sit and have a picnic lunch at.

If you don't go on a free state park weekend you will need a discover pass.
Written January 15, 2018
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Trav_LN_now
Crystal Lake, IL545 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
This was a great hike. This trail was extremely busy the day we were there, and parking was a bit of a challenge. Outhouses available near the trail head. A $10 day pass was required. I was glad my sister and I both brought water, because we were not quite prepared for the amount of uphill climbing we would need to do to get to the falls. The trails start off fine, and as you get further in, the trail is a series of switchbacks to get you up the mountainside. At the top you can view the falls in the distance, which is lovely. We continued on to get closer to the falls. There are actually 2 sets of falls at the end, and they don't disappoint, even though you can't get real up close and personal like we were able to do at some other waterfalls we visited. They were still beautiful, and well worth the hike in and back. On the way back, we took a cue from other hikers and cooled off our feet in the river that ran along the trail near the trail head. Beautiful!
Written July 12, 2017
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Monika Gupta
Bellevue, WA10 contributions
Aug 2018
I had a foot problem and still was able to complete the hike. Recommend for people looking for an easy hike and good scenic spots. Especially loved the fact our little beagle enjoyed it a lot with us
Written July 28, 2019
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Dayi Z
32 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Twin falls is a short hike. This might not be the best first hike for a young kid to try out. It is rocky and sometimes slippery and narrow. If you have a jumpy, daring kid, you will need to pay extra attention. You can easily make it a shorter or longer hike. There are multiple points which can be taken as the end of the trip. River access points at the begin of the trail is much easier than the latter ones close to the lower fall viewing platform.
Written July 29, 2018
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Thisisntbeth
Nashville, TN115 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
I hiked this alone after snoqualmie falls, and it was beautiful. There are three falls along the trail, as well as views of new and old growth forest. To get to parts of the waterfall views you need to take a fork in the path that goes down to the water, and these aren’t especially well marked but are accessible.

You will have to pay $10 for parking unless you have the correct pass, but the hike is worth the price. Get there early though, because the parking lot starts to fill up! Bring lots of water as well- even though the trail is well shaded, it goes uphill at a steady pace.

The best view (in my opinion) is the second waterfall at the bridge. Beyond that, the trail is much steeper and the trail is not as well maintained. There are plenty of places to stop and eat along the route- I appreciated the number of benches! Bring a lunch and make a morning or afternoon of it
Written July 26, 2018
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Orrin O
Alpine, Utah, United States28 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We wanted to find a beautiful place to hike that did not require a long drive. Luckily, we found out about Twin Falls when checking out possible destinations. The well maintained trail follows the river. Huge mossy trees and lush greenery are everywhere to be seen. There are places to stop by the river to watch and listen to the sounds of the forest. The falls are spectacular. After taking pictures from the main observation platform, we hiked a little farther up the trail to where the bridge crosses the river just above the falls. Two more waterfalls are visible just upstream. This is a place we will visit again. We would love to show this to our grandchildren as well.
Written May 4, 2018
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