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Wagon Road Trail

Snoqualmie Region

Location

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass
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Length

2.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Rating

3.67 out of 5

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WTA worked here: 2016
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

This comfortable, easy to follow trail winds through intermittent old growth, occasional remnants of the past, and alongside a sometimes babbling and other times a crashing creek. You will follow the original Snoqualmie Pass Wagon Road, and it is possible to connect with the trail to Franklin Falls for a scenic and delightful 2-mile loop. 

From the trailhead, climb up a wide trailbed. This route has been cared for by WTA volunteers; specifically in 2016, when we spent a large portion of the summer building bridges and other trail structures along its length, making the way safer for visitors. Keep an eye out for the trail and use caution hiking here—it crosses the Denny Creek Road several times. 

As you walk, keep your eyes out for old wagon ruts and remnants can still be seen at several points along the trail. After a mile of climbing, you'll meet up with the Franklin Falls Trail. Stay right, and you'll be rewarded with a view of the waterfall in just a quarter of a mile.

After you're finished marveling at the falls, turn left onto the Franklin Falls Trail and follow the South Fork Snoqualmie River. This section is remarkable, guiding you right alongside the river, with plenty of opportunities for gorgeous photos, as well as the chance to simply sit quietly and enjoy the noise of the river. 

You'll end your loop at the Franklin Falls trail, where it's just a short walk back to the main parking area. 

 

Wagon Road Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4130, -121.4417 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

Wagon Road (#1021)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District

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Getting There

Take exit 47 from I-90. Head north and turn right at the T in the road. Turn left after a quarter-mile onto Denny Creek Road. Follow this road for 2.5 miles, and pass the Denny Creek Campground, then turn left onto the paved road. Park before crossing the bridge over the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River. Find the trailhead across Denny Creek Road.

Note: The Franklin Falls/Denny Creek area is no longer accessible from Snoqualmie Pass. Visitors must use the access as described in the directions above. 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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