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Easy/Moderate Hike - Snoquera Falls

PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION IN ITS ENTIRETY AND THE ACCOMPANYING LINKS SO SEE IF THIS HIKE IS APPROPRIATE BEFORE YOU RSVP.

This lush, moss-laden forest is reminiscent of Olympic Peninsula rain forests, for good reason. The western foothills of the Cascades can get twice as much annual rainfall as the Puget Sound area, making the low forests of these regions wet, mossy, and rich in plant (and animal) life. In short, a rain forest. This trail is short, but scenic--perfect for late-season hikes when the days are short and hiking time is at a premium. The trail leads past the base of a small cascade on Snoquera Creek, best viewed in late spring and early summer when the deep snowpack is melting, forcing impressive amounts of water over the rocky falls.

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/snoquera-falls

Statistics

Roundtrip5.0 miles

Elevation Gain400 ft

Highest Point2800 ft Features Waterfalls

 User info Dogs allowed on leash

Northwest Forest Pass required

GROUP HIKING
Hiking with a group is very different from hiking as an individual. Each hiker has a responsibility to the group, as the group has a responsibility to each hiker. Participants  should plan to stay with the group for the duration of the hike.


CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT
Dress for the Pacific Northwest out-of-doors: expect rain, snow, sunshine, fog and everything between.

HIKER ESSENTIALS
You Should Have:
BACK PACK WITH
FOOD, WATER,
EXTRA CLOTHING,
RAINGEAR,
FLASHLIGHT, MATCHES,
HIKING BOOTS OR HIKING SHOES,
MAP & COMPASS, FIRST AID KIT,
EMERGENCY SHELTER

 
Extra clothes, at minimum, should include a warm hat, gloves and a warm shirt/top. Cotton is not advised. Synthetic materials such as fleece and wool are better alternatives.
Some circumstances could require you to spend the night outside.
Being prepared is for your safety and the safety of the group.

Dogs are required to be leashed on this hike. If you decide you want to unleash your dog, it must be under voice control, stay on the trail, and away from leashed dogs. Give your self and dog adequate space from others. Please respect other hikers on the trail and restrain your dog when approaching or being approached by others

Basically, the closer in and more popular the hike and bigger the group the more insistent I am that dogs remain on leash. You should come expecting to have your dog leashed at all times.

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  • Kathy L.

    Great hike. You don't need perfect weather to do this just a little rain and a little sun. Very lush, lots of moss and big trees as well as the main attraction of the waterfall. Always nice to do a loop, too. Thanks for coming out today.

    May 19, 2014

  • Lisa

    Hi Kathy, would like to meet at Emunclaw McDonalds to caravan out to the TH. I'll be there at 9:15 or call you if different.

    May 17, 2014

  • Kathy L.

    Anybody want to carpool from Edmonds area? Leaving at 8am, otherwise,
    I will be making a pit stop at Enumclaw McDonalds about 9:15 if anybody wants to meet there and caravan out (about 30 minutes from TH).
    Bring a snack/lunch in case we stop along the trail.
    Come prepared for possible rainy conditions.
    Look for my blue Hyundai Tucson. My cell phone is[masked]-2952. Not sure what cell service is like at trailhead though, but should have it in Enumclaw.
    Have a safe drive and see you in the morning.
    Don't forget to change your rsvp if you decide not to come.

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry about backing out...weather report says all rain! :( Hope to catch you another time!

    May 17, 2014

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