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Named after the Native American tribe, Snoqualmie is home to a world-renowned waterfall and hundreds of acres of land for outdoor recreation. The city offers 40 parks and more than 20 miles of trails for walking, biking, hiking and horseback riding making this area a great location for outdoor enthusiasts.
The city is home to Snoqualmie Falls, the second most visited natural landmark in Washington state after Mount Rainer. The waterfall measures 268 feet from top to bottom (twice as high as Niagara Falls) and is a sacred landmark to the Snoqualmie people. It is free to view the waterfall from the observation decks and you can typically find free parking next to the main lot and upper parking lot across the sky bridge. However, if you are looking for a shorter walk to the falls you can find parking in the lower lot for only $5. You will find an onsite gift shop and a river trail to a lower observation deck with much closer views rated at moderate difficulty. The Salish Lodge and Spa looks over the falls making it a popular lodging location in the area.
Meadowbrook Farm Park, one of many vastly large outdoor locations in the area, offers 460 acres to the public for scenic views and a variety of outdoor activities on the Snoqualmie Valley floor. Rental shops such as Northwest Bicycle, offer a full line of bicycle services and rentals for people to enjoy the surrounding trails in the area. Another popular place to visit is the Northwest Railroad Museum. Boarding passes for train rides are available for Saturdays and Sundays, April through October, providing rides to Snoqualmie Falls and North Bend for $20. You can also simply visit the Railroad History Center for $10.
If you enjoy winter sports, you might also want to visit in Summit at Snoqualmie. Not to be confused with the town, this very popular ski and snowboarding resort is located in Snoqualmie Pass, 30 minutes east of the actual city of Snoqualmie. This winter sport resort offers 112 trails at their location and activities such as Nordic skiing and winter tubing.
Any season, Snoqualmie offers a great escape to the outdoors and majestic views of the the Pacific Northwest.