Snoquera Falls Loop


Day Hike - Snoquera Falls Loop

At 400 feet, Snoquera Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls on the north side of Mt. Rainier National Park. Join me for a lovely fall hike!

  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 4.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 908 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,100 ft
  • Pace: Easy

Meet at 8:00 AM at the Enumclaw Ranger Station: 450 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw, WA 98022

Mountaineers policy is to wait up to 15 minutes after the meeting time for anyone who may be running late. Please call or text me if you’ll be any later or need to cancel so that we know whether to expect you. 

The trail is considered easy, but there are a few boulder fields to cross after we pass the falls to complete the loop that can be a  bit challenging.  We will take our time and cross as a group. 

From the Enumclaw Ranger Station we will reorganize and consolidate to reduce number of cars. The trailhead parking area can be tight on weekends.

Driving Directions to the Trailhead

From Enumclaw drive east on Hwy 410 (the Chinook Pass Highway) through the town of Greenwater. Continue driving until you pass the Dalles Campground. About 2.5 miles, turn left into the Camp Sheppard Trailhead, take an immediate right into the parking lot for the Snoquera Falls, Buck Creek and White River trails. This is just a few yards south of Camp Sheppard Boy Scout Camp entrance. A toilet is available in the parking lot.

A Northwest Forest Pass is  needed for this trip.

Check out the WTA hike description and recent trip reports:

On the drive home, we customarily have an optional ice cream or something hot to drink stop at Wapiti Woolies in Greenwater. 


Snoquera Falls Loop

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
Trip Reports