Basic Snowshoe - Franklin Falls

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Basic Snowshoe - Franklin Falls

Preference given to Olympia Snowshoe students. A relaxed pace to a beautiful waterfall that may be partially frozen.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

This will be a lovely snowshoe at a relaxed pace. Start time 11AM, which will be plenty of time to enjoy the snow and the waterfall, and still get back to the trailhead before dark. In the winter, the road to the trailhead is closed, so the 2 mile summer trip to the falls becomes an 8 mile trip.  The final drop down to the falls is fairly narrow and may be icy. Microspikes may be more comfortable for final little bit to the falls.

This trip is primarily for Olympia snowshoe students, but all are welcome, space permitting. Just please understand that if you are not part of the Olympia Snowshoe class and sign up, and I have a student waitlisted, I may need to move you to the waitlist to make room for students needing a snowshoe trip for graduation.

Route/Place

Franklin Falls


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