Hike Snoquera Falls | Visit Rainier

Hike Snoquera Falls

Area: Chinook Pass
Hike Type: Family-friendly, dog-friendly, waterfall Pass: Northwest Forest Pass
Distance: 4.2 mi loop Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate
Snow-Free: April – Nov High point: 3,200 feet Elevation Gain: 750 feet

Features: kid-friendly, dog-friendly, impressive waterfall

From high on Dalles Ridge, Snoquera Creek plunges more than 400 feet down a sheer rock face. Resembling a scene straight out of Yosemite Valley, Snoquera Falls are indeed a sensational sight. But there’s a catch. If you do this hike late in the summer after a long dry stretch, the falls appear has a mere trickle. Fed primarily by snowmelt, Snoquera Falls are best witnessed in the spring and after periods of heavy rainfall.

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