Let's visit Snoqualmie Falls, featuring a 270-foot waterfall, an observation platform, and a brand-newly-reopened trail down to the river. This is a truly amazing site, drawing 1.5 million visitors every you. This is a must-see for anyone new to the Seattle area.
To reach the falls, we will take bus #554 from downtown Seattle to Issaquah, then take bus #209 from Issaquah to the falls. When we arrive, we will eat lunch, then hike down to the river, and back up. The hike is short (maybe a mile or so round trip), but there will be some elevation. There are also some additional side trails from the north parking lot that we can explore if time permits.
Also, beginning the weekend after our hike, Metro will reroute the buses through the Snoqualmie area to no longer go by the falls, so if you ever want to take a bus to Snoqualmie Falls, this is your last chance!.
Meet downtown Seattle at 2nd Ave. and Pike St. -> 10:45 AM
Board bus #554 to Issaquah (*) -> 10:55 AM
Arrive downtown Issaquah (**) -> 11:30 AM
Board bus #209 to Snoqualmie Falls -> 11:45 AM
Arrive Snoqualmie Falls -> 12:10 PM
Depart Snoqualmie Falls -> 1:50 PM
Arrive Issaquah -> 2:15 PM
Depart Issaquah (bus #554) -> 2:30 PM
Arrive downtown Seattle -> 3:00 PM
(*) Feel free to board the bus at another stop along the route if it suits you best. You can also join us in Issaquah when we board the 209.
(**) Restrooms should be available as we switch buses