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Washington Cascade Mountains and Valleys Travel Guide


Spring and summer snowmelt turn the Snoqualmie (sno-qual-mie) River into a thundering torrent at Snoqualmie Falls, the sweeping cascades that provided the backdrop for the Twin Peaks opening montage. The water pours over a 268-foot rock ledge (100 feet higher than Niagara Falls) to a 65-foot-deep pool. These cascades, considered sacred by the Native Americans, are Snoqualmie's biggest attraction. A 2-acre park and

observation platform afford views of the falls and the surrounding area. The 3-mile round-trip River Trail winds through trees and over open slopes to the base of the cascades.

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