Twin Falls Natural Area and Olallie State Park

North Bend, Washington 98045

Twin Falls Natural Area and Olallie State Park

Twin Falls Natural Area and Olallie State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Located well below 2,000 feet and just off I-90, Twin Falls makes a great year-round destination, especially when winter snows close many of the hikes farther up toward Snoqualmie Pass.

This hike follows the rocky south fork of the Snoqualmie River and climbs to two significant waterfalls before connecting to a larger network of trails exploring Olallie State Park."

Twin Falls Natural Area and Olallie State Park Reviews

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7/12/2018
An easy hike (with some uphill) in the foothills of the Cascades to a beautiful set of waterfalls. The trail gets pretty busy, so if you are seeking any kind of solitude it's probably best to get there early in the AM or on a weekday. The views of the falls and river are so beautiful.
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6/2/2018
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7/18/2010
This was a nice hike up to the falls. It was well populated with kids and dogs but for a nice Sunday, was expected. After the falls, the trail leads to the freeway noise and a power plant. Not worth going further unless you want less traffic and don't mind the freeway below.
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6/5/2010
Great trail for kids & beginners (like me). We went up on a sunny Saturday and it was very relaxing & the falls were impressive. Lots of cars & people on a nice weekend day.
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7/21/2008
Very scenic, nice walk!
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7/18/2008
What a lovely hike through old growth forest along the river bank. We like to do this one with our kids, knowing it's nothing too difficult and the view of the waterfall as motivation. There are many fine trails in the area, but I highly recommend checking this hike out.
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7/18/2008
An easy, short hike with a beautiful payoff. The trail continues on, but most people just turn around at the falls. Be prepared for lots of families with kids and dogs on leashes.
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8/4/2007
Twin Falls is a good close-in alternative when you want a hike that's more interesting than a stroll on one of the King County river trails (Snoqualmie or Sammamish) but less strenuous than Mt. Si or even Tiger Mtn. There are a couple (brief) uphill pitches to get the blood pumping, but kids and dogs can do this trip easily. It's a busy trail on summer weekends so go early. We started off around 9am and it wasn't too crowded, but by the time we left cars were parked well up the road. The falls are pretty and the views from the bridge over the falls is well worth the trip.
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8/13/2006
This hike is short and scenic. The elevation gain is not all that substantial, 700 feet. The problem is the gain is all at once. You walk along next to river until you reach the falls and then you go up 400 feet. This makes for a lot of sweating and some trecherous footing. We had two of our ten people sprain an ankle. The river and the falls are beautiful. The hikes close proximity to Bellevue/Seattle and the fact that it is short means it gets pretty crowded. This hike is ok. We got out, enjoyed the sun and got a little exercise.
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Trail Information

North Bend
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.5
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours
Duration
Hikable year-round, summer: daily, 6:30 a.m.–sunset; winter: daily, 8 a.m.–sunset
Season
700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,000 feet
Top Elevation
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mount Si NRCA 206S; USGS Chester Morse Lake
Local Maps

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Jul 2018