It's about 30 minutes drive from downtown Seattle, so it's not that bad. Really...This waterfall is beautiful. There's free parking there. You might as well pack your lunch and head to the waterfalls. You will pass by beautiful emerald trees- that's how gorgeous Washington State is!
It's not a long drive to reach Snoqualmie Falls - north of Redmond and Bellevue. The views of the falls are terrific (think Twin Peaks) and there's a very nice lodge right there where one can have a delicious meal or a stay overnight.
Snoqualmie Falls is defininetly a must see in seattle. It is located east of town in a small litle town that is rapidly growing up. Their are plenty of newer, more expensive homes that are being built in the area. The Falls can be seen from an upper viewing area or via a short hike downhill that provide a better view. There is also a restaurant there that provides good views.
Snoqualmie Falls is a 270 foot waterfall located in the mountains east of Seattle. This is one of my favorite sights in the Seattle area, and it's really worth taking a car out to the Falls and experiencing the countryside nearby.
The waterfall is large and breathtaking. There is an observation deck located right next to the parking lot, or you can walk down the trail that takes you all the way to the base of the falls. There, you can stand on the rocks and feel the water spraying from the waterfall. This is a very scenic point-- don't forget your camera!
You may recognize Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge (located directly above the waterfall) from the opening credits of the "Twin Peaks" television series. Take a moment to look around the lodge as well. There is a lovely gift store. Upstairs, you can dine or just have a drink at the elegant restaurant.