Otter and Big Creek Falls - Taylor River
Aug 05, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Otter and Big Creek Falls - Taylor River
- Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- North Bend Area
- Agency: Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District
- Trails: Taylor River (#1002)
- Avg Rating: 4.06
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with a dog
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Although the bugs are out just about everywhere this time of year (and this is no exception), I didn't have any other issues. The trail is completely clear of snow/mud/water/blowdowns and is well-maintained.
There were some confused hikers- the trailhead is a simple metal gate keeping cars out- but you're in the right spot. To go to otter falls, take the right when you come to a fork (probably about a half mile in) and then watch for the rock pile and small sign for the right as you near the falls (you're almost there!)
I absolutely recommend jumping in for a swim! I'm not one for cold water but this was perfect, especially on the warm summer day! Enjoy!
We didn't continue hiking the last section to Big Creek Falls (although I wish we had). The sun was beginning to set since we started our day late and took our time enjoying the falls and lake.
Definitely a hike that I'd recommend!