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“Water and a Hike” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls
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Small Group Snoqualmie Falls and Woodinville Wine-Tasting Tour
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Snoqualmie
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Snoqualmie Falls is one of Washington state's most popular scenic attractions. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year. At the falls, you will find a two-acre park, gift shop, observation deck, the Salish Lodge and the famous 270 foot waterfall.
Seattle, Washington
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“Water and a Hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

My spouse and I visited Snoqualmie Falls once again yesterday. The falls are tremendous. Especially this time of year, there is a lot of water running off the mountains making the falls just that much more impressive. There are a number of very good viewing platforms so that the large number of visitors get many opportunities to see the falls. The signs describe the history of the falls and in particular the use of the falls for generating electricity for Seattle.

There is ample parking, even the parking lot across the highway is close to the viewing platforms. There is a well maintained, fairly wide path down from the falls to the second, and more modern power plant and the river. This path is fairly steep, and it seems to be about one and one-half miles (don't quote me on this). However, it seems that every child, dog and grandparent was able to complete the round trip. At the bottom of the path, there is a very nice restroom building and parking lot. (I do not know how you get to the road that leads to that parking lot, but I saw a lot of people who would have liked to drive there. Probably, the road that leads to that parking lot is just off the highway and a short distance north of the other parking lots.

Personal comment: do you need to bring your dogs? Especially, do you need to bring the large ones that like to bark at and charge at other dogs. There are a lot of children and elderly on the platforms. That type of dog poses some risk to them.

Visited March 2014
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Dayton, Ohio
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“Very Pretty falls, close to the city.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

When we went the water was up pretty high, and the falls were very pretty. I would recommend taking a rain jacket with you. We were planning on setting up the "real" camera but decided against it because of the amount of spray in the viewing area. All of the photos we took were with cell phones that had protective cases. You will get wet. It is worth it.

Visited September 2013
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Auburn, Washington
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“Powerful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

We've been to Snoqualmie Falls many times and it never fails to impress. We went today (March) and since we've had lots of rain the volume of water was really impressive. There's lots of spray, so a hat or hood is in order or maybe even an umbrella.

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is a lovely waterfall, a nice place for a short visit with the family or friends who have never been to Washington state. The information boards give a good overview of the history of the falls. It was cloudy and foggy during our visit, but there is an observation area where you can take pictures and the weather doesn't impeded the view, as it's very close to the falls. Best part of the falls; the Salish Lodge just a few feet away.

Visited March 2014
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Issaquah, Washington
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“Spectacular Falls View with the River Near Flood Level”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Snoqualmie Falls are breath taking this time of year with all the rain and the river at near flood level. Definitely worth the visit. The park area has been updated and there are new boards with information about the falls and it's history. The Salish Lodge is just a few steps away and you can have a casual lunch in the Attic restaurant. Or, if you head into the town of Snoqualmie (a 5 minute drive) try the Woodman for lunch or dinner (next to the train museum)...great food and service (steaks are the specialty).

Visited March 2014
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