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Snoqualmie Falls Seattle Washington

Snoqualmie Falls is a 268-foot  waterfall in the northwest United States, located east of Seattle on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington. It is one of Washington's most popular scenic attractions, but is perhaps best known internationally for its appearance in the cult television series Twin Peaks.

Snoqualmie Falls Seattle Washington
Seattle Snoqualmie Falls  Washington

Snoqualmie Falls is the most famous waterfall in Washington state for sightseeing, hiking, and wedding functions. It is 268 feet high with the width ranging from 50 to 150 feet, depending on water levels.

The top of the waterfall is less than 100 yards (90 m) from the parking lot, which has a gift shop and rest rooms. The main views are from the side of the falls, with a fence separating visitors from the edge of a cliff. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year, where there is a two-acre  park, an observation deck, , the Salish Lodge and a gift shop.

Snoqualmie Falls Seattle
Snoqualmie waterfalls Seattle
Also, The short trail to the base of Snoqualmie Falls during high water levels is really more of an experience than a true hike. The trail is a tourist stroll on a nice day, but the falls often are at their most dramatic during bad weather.

The nature trail to the river begins a few yards from the observation platform and it is well-signed. Though very short, the trail is scenic as it descends through old trees to the powerhouse and views from below. The trail continues behind the powerhouse (this section is enclosed with fencing) to a boardwalk that leads toward the base of the falls. At the powerhouse, look through the windows to view the turbines generating power.

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