We’ve had the opportunity to visit one of our favorite Washington waterfalls, Snoqualmie Falls, a few times now, but had never been to it’s base. So, when our cousins called and invited us out to take a hike down the falls with them, how could we say no?

We coordinated and set out from Seattle over the weekend to drive the 30 minutes it takes to get to the falls in Snoqualmie, Washington. Along the way I was reminded of how fortunate we are to be living in a region that allows us to be in the city one moment, then in the heart of a forest, at the top of a 250+ foot waterfall the next.

I mentally added this to the ever growing list of things I love about the Northwest, as we admired the scenery from the top of the falls. Then, we set off on the hiking path down to the riverside.

It was an easy trek down on a soft trail, so we stopped off at a few viewpoints to take the scenery in and take photos. After double checking that the Snoqualmie River wasn’t rising, we continued on, working our way through some trees and over some large rocks and boulders, down to the base of the waterfall.

It was so inspiring and humbling, to be so close to such a strong force of nature.
We spent some time there, exploring around the boulders and taking in the scenery while enjoying the mist from the falls on a cool, overcast day.
It was so hard to leave, and we were so moved by our visit that we’re already planning our next adventure to the peninsula to hike some of the waterfalls along Washington’s Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail.
Looking forward to sharing another one of our adventures with you soon.
Posted by:Caitlin Burm

Hi! I’m Caitlin, the creator of Burm Voyage, a blog sharing my family’s lives, moments, and travels across the U.S.

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