Frenchman Coulee Waterfall


Day Hike - Frenchman Coulee

We will hike (14 miles, 1900') inside and above the coulees (including the waterfall and the climbing area), and then hike south along the palisades of the Columbia.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,216 ft
  • Pace: 2.25 MPH average moving speed (the route is mostly flat and fast)

47.02300463876899, -119.9919448515582    (plug that in to google maps)

8:30 at this location. It is a little pull-out on the right side of the road just after you get past the cliffs and not far from the river. If the pull-out is full, park on the right side of the street.  No privy, Discover Pass required. 

One carpooling option is East Sunset Way Trailhead at 6:15. 

 I will need at least 1 driver willing to stop there (I need a ride).  

Our route

The forecast on our route

The forecast at Snoqualmie Pass


Frenchman Coulee Waterfall

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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