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Franklin Falls - Winter

Snoqualmie Region

Location

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass
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Length

6.5 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 700 ft.
Highest Point: 2600 ft.

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WTA worked here: 2021
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Sno-Parks Permit
Avalanche Danger: The Franklin Falls basin lies at the bottom of an avalanche chute. Know the avalanche conditions and exercise caution if you choose to enter the basin.
 
 

This popular summer trail off I-90 changes quite a bit during the winter months. The road accessing the summer trailhead is closed to vehicles, adding several miles to the route, and there is considerable avalanche danger at the falls. 

If you choose to visit the falls during the snowy months be prepared by knowing the latest avalanche conditions, and always use caution if you choose to enter the waterfall basin, which sits at the bottom of a steep avalanche chute. 

To access the falls during the winter you will need to start from the Asahel Curtis Sno-Park just off exit 47 (Sno-Park Pass required) and walk about 2.75 miles in along the road to reach the Franklin Falls Trailhead, and then continue on the trail from there.

 

Franklin Falls - Winter

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.3968, -121.4796 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

Franklin Falls (#1036)

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District

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Getting There

The parking area for this trail is at the Asahel Curtis Sno-ParkFrom I-90, west of Snoqualmie Pass, take exit 47, then turn north at the end of the off-ramp and head a few hundred feet to a T intersection. Turn right here to find the beginning of the Sno-Park. Park along the edge of the road. A Sno-Park is required to park here during the winter.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Sno-Parks Permit
Avalanche Danger: The Franklin Falls basin lies at the bottom of an avalanche chute. Know the avalanche conditions and exercise caution if you choose to enter the basin.
 

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