Sep 17, 2006

Favorite Summer Hikes in Snoqualmie

Ok, now that fall is here (at least weather-wise), time to recap the best family summer hikes in the Snoqualmie area.

Number 5: RattleSnake Ledge

Take a 1200+ elevation gain, two mile hike up to Rattlesnake Ledge for amazing views of the Snoqualmie Valley. Then enjoy a refreshing dip in Rattlesnake Lake. Great combination, and the large lake leaves plenty of space for

Number 4: Franklin Falls

This is a nice 1.1 mile hike from the trailhead, bringing you to the base of Franklin Falls where you can enjoy the mist from the falls or even pass under the falls.

Number 3: Snoqualmie Falls

Here you hike down to the base of the falls, an elevation change of 650 ft or so.

Number 2: Twin Falls

I like this hike because it starts off right along the Snoqualmie River, to the point where kids, and adults, can play in the river and refill water bottles. It then proceeds through a well groomed trail to the Twin Falls area with great views.

Number 1: Denny Creek Slippery Slab

This is a no-brainer - easily the best place in the summer for a hike. Our kids now ask for it by name!

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