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Olallie State Park

State park in the King County, Washington

51350 SE Homestead Valley Rd, North Bend, WA 98045

(425) 455-7010

Olallie State Park is a public recreation area featuring multiple waterfalls located five miles southeast of North Bend, Washington. The state park spans a 3.5-mile stretch along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River. The most prominent feature of the park is 135-foot-high Twin Falls.

Renowned for its glorious waterfalls, Olallie State Park is a great place to kick off the hiking season. Moderate trails lead to the popular Twin Falls, the smaller Weeks Falls and other cascading water falls, or past the remains of a massive landslide to Cedar Butte.

Mountain bikers looking for a backcountry experience may ride the 20-mile-long Olallie Trail, which climbs more than 3,000 feet and provides stunning views of the Snoqualmie Valley. Rock climbers will find days of activities in four different cliff areas, on routes with technical ratings of 5.5 to 5.13b.

Long-distance hikers and cyclists can reach the Palouse to Cascades Trail (and an exciting new mountain bike trail) from the Cedar Falls trailhead. Anglers find rewarding fishing on the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River.

This large day-use park is within 45 minutes of Seattle and lies on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains. The park has several trailheads and offers a quintessential Washington landscape of powerful falls, lush forest, soaring cliffs, sweeping views and a rushing river. If you're looking for a break from the city without the long drive, Olallie is your destination.

Park features

Olallie State Park is a 2,329-acre day-use park east of Seattle. The park offers 6 miles of moderate hiking trails, excellent fishing, interesting cliffs, local rock climbing opportunities and access to the long distance, mixed-use Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail.

Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.

Random Reviews

Cute park. Great waterfall.

It does require Discovery Pass. I'm looking forward to going back, maybe taking a picnic and staying a little longer next time (it was raining while we were there but that didn't stop us).

Such a great park!

Went there with friends over the weekend and enjoyed great hiking, a picnic and some ice cold dipping in the river. The park has picnic tables tables, bathrooms, large grassy field, and BBQ pits (elevated), bring your own briquettes etc. The place is nice and includes squirrels, chipmunks and some fantastic birds!

I would recommend to friends and family. Kid friendly too bu mus be cautious of rivers edge and the swift current.

If bridge jumping is your thing be sure to go just beyond Dirty Hairy's Balcony and try that bridge. Located on Grouse ridge rd.

If you're looking for a family-, dog-, out-of-shape- friendly trail, this is THE place for you.

It's about a mile in level hike/walk and you're rewarded with beautiful trees, shrubs, rivers/creeks and the cascading fall! This is my go-to nature trail where you want to get out of the city and get a piece of Mother Nature without investing hours into a hike or lug around tons of gear. Honestly, all you need is a pair of sneakers and a water bottle and you're pretty much good-to-go.

So for those who don't like heights, walking on the side of a mountain or tons of switchbacks, you'll enjoy this laid back, easy trail. Totally worth the drive out east.

Very easy hike on a well groomed trail that is a quick less than 1 hour hike to the falls.

The falls are really beautiful and the bridge that goes over the them gives you an amazing view of the valley below.

There really is no reason to pack a snack for this hike. Its really quick, maybe just bring some water. And no reason for boots, sneakers do fine here.

Some of the stairs are missing on the path but its an outdoor trail, so who cares right?

Bored on the weekend? DO THIS!

Excellent park and trails

Along the Snowqualmie River leading to The Twin Falls. The trails are incredible, follow the Twin Falls trail and head west which is a great run for 5 miles. Nature's finest views along the way, and the wild raspberries are everywhere.

Stop at the river by the park entrance and walk onto the big rock near the falls, very cool. One of our favorite family spots, plenty of areas for exploring and picnics also.


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