Twin Falls State Park Trail

North Bend, Washington

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This Washington State Parks trail was rebuilt in late 1989, as compensation for a new hydroelectric project, the Weeks Falls Power Plant, farther up the river. The walk through magnificent old-growth forest leads to views of two South Fork Snoqualmie River waterfalls. Children will love everything about this hike: the moss-covered nurse logs, the enormous cedar and fir trees, the panoramic view at waterfall level from a viewing platform, and the bridge crossing over and between two waterfalls. The wonder of falling water forming into spray, dropping, dropping, and then becoming river again holds timeless fascination for children of all ages.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

This Washington State Parks trail was rebuilt in late 1989, as compensation for a new hydroelectric project, the Weeks Falls Power Plant, farther up the river. The walk through magnificent old-growth forest leads to views of two South Fork Snoqualmie River waterfalls.

Children will love everything about this hike: the moss-covered nurse logs, the enormous cedar and fir trees, the panoramic view at waterfall level from a viewing platform, and the bridge crossing over and between two waterfalls. The wonder of falling water forming into spray, dropping, dropping, and then becoming river again holds timeless fascination for children of all ages.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike
Season: April to November
Trailhead Elevation: 600 feet
Top Elevation: 900 feet
Local Contacts: Iron Horse State Park; Ollalie State Park
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 206 Bandera, No. 206S Mount Si
Driving Directions: Directions to Twin Falls State Park Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/13/2009
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Nicely maintained trail up to the falls was pretty easy. Good trail for dogs and kids. Footbridge at falls makes for great viewing. The hike beyond the falls is unremarkable and simply connects to the John Wayne Trail which is better accessed from Cedar Falls. You can expect to run into lots of other people and you're never out of earshot of I-90 traffic. There are many better trails to be had.


5/22/2007
0

The most mental challenge was continuing all the way up the hill to get to the falls. I am overweight and I found myself pulling a lot of my body weight up the hill. However, the easy part was going down. And after the entire trip, it wasn't that bad at all. It definelty made me proud that I got to see the falls (which were beautfiul to say the least) and it was a challange that I would like to see myself again achieve. Especially to continue on further down the trial.


11/14/2004
0

The hike to Twin Falls is a great off-season hike. The worse the weather maybe the better. It is popular so go early in the morning or mid-week. There is some freeway noise from I-90 especially beyond the falls to where the trail connects to the Iron Horse rail-trail. A great running trail and a great trail for kids.



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