Twin Falls. Credit: Shutterbug Fotos/Flickr CC
Location: You will find the Twin Falls Trailhead (part of Olallie State Park) off Interstate 90 near North Bend.
Distance: 2.5 miles round trip, 300 feet of elevation gain
Check conditions: 360-902-8844
Directions: From exit 34 off Interstate 90 (about 31 miles from Seattle), turn right at the end of the exit ramp and proceed a little more than half a mile to Southeast 159th Street. Continue another half-mile to the Twin Falls Trailhead. Find directions and more information on the WTA website.
Description: One of the classic family hikes in our region and accessible year-round, Twin Falls is particularly pretty in October. Bigleaf maples mixed into the mostly coniferous forest are responsible for much of the subtle fall color along this kid-friendly hike to two waterfalls. Moss in many shades of green contribute nicely to the autumn palette as well.
Tip: You need a Discover Pass to park a vehicle at all state parks.
Next stop: Swan Creek
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