Weekend hike assignment: Snoqualmie Falls

      SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - Now that the sun is back out and spring is right around the corner, it's time to get off the couch and get outdoors.

      Snoqualmie Falls underwent a major renovation late last year. The covered gazebo is gone, replaced with three minimalist viewing platforms. The trail has also been revamped, it's a little longer than a mile now with a steep climb back up.

      The new lower viewing area has the most dramatic face lift of the bunch. There is a parking lot and bathrooms for folks who can't make the hike. The original boardwalk to the base of the falls ended with a scramble down wet boulders. Those days are over. The new boardwalk is safer, but you can't get as close as you once could.

      If you've never been, go! If you've not been in a while, the renovations make it well worth the drive.

      Snoqualmie Falls is located about a half hour east of Seattle on I-90.

      6501 Railroad Ave

      Snoqualmie, WA 98065

      47.543027, -121.836622

      The lower viewing area is just around the corner.

      37474 SE Fish Hatchery Rd

      Fall City, WA 98024

      47.546170, -121.840892

      Have a great weekend!


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