Given the amount of rain that falls in the Puget Sound area, it’s no surprise there are a number of excellent waterfalls within close distance to Seattle. Both interstate 90 as well as highway 2 offer convenient access to various waterfalls as they traverse up and over the Cascades. Pursue the list below to find the best waterfalls near Seattle!
Best Waterfalls Near Seattle
It’s a 2.5 mile round trip hike to view Twin Falls, but the exertion is definitely worth it to see these amazing falls. There are a couple of different vantage points to see the falls, including a viewing platform that provides a fantastic view of the falls, as well as the ability to scramble down to the river and see the falls from below. Twin Falls are located in a state park, and a Discovery pass is required for parking.
Weeks Falls are easily accessible either via a short and flat half mile Weeks Falls hiking trail, as well as very limited parking a mere 100 yards from the falls. There is a viewing platform which sits on top of a hydroelectric facility - the hydroelectric is not from the natural falls, but rather leverages a large underground tunnel that diverts water to generate power. Weeks Falls are in a state park, and a Discovery pass is required for parking.
The Hidden Lake Trail along Boeing Creek has a couple of very small waterfalls along the trail, which are perfect for youngsters who may be scared of larger waterfalls, or just want to get up close and personal with a toddler sized waterfall. You can access the trail from both Boeing Creek Park as well as Shoreview Park, and it’s less than 20 minutes from Seattle.