May 25, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Snoquera Falls Loop
- Region: South Cascades -- Chinook Pass - Enumclaw or Hwy 410 area
- Trails: Snoquera Falls (#1167)
- Avg Rating: 2.71
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We started at Camp Sheppard and walked a loop trail (go through the amphitheater to get directly to the falls trail), we did not plan on but added a nice 0.6 mile addition to our walk.
The actual trail starts just after the Boy Scout amphitheater and plods steadily up hill to the falls. We took a lunch break just before the falls and then did the rest of the loop with several photo stops.
The trail is well maintained but going up hill using the eastern most portion of the loop gets you to the falls the quickest and is also the nicest trail section.
After the falls we encountered several scree slopes with rock stairs which were not as much fun as the pine needle carpeted trail up to the falls.
RT took 4 hours with lunch break and several photo breaks. Lots of water coming over the falls so this is a great time to see them. There are 3 to 5 blowdowns on the trail that need to be shimmed over or under but we all did these without problems.