Snoquera Falls Loop


Day Hike - Snoquera Falls Loop

Hike through moss-draped forest to an impressive waterfall plunging from a sheer rock cliff on this easy loop trail.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at the Martin Way Park and Ride, 4800 Martin Way East, in Lacey at 8:00am for carpooling to the trailhead, about a 2-hour drive.

This will be a leisurely hike up a gradual but steady incline to the falls where, if conditions permit, we can cross the stream below Snoquera Falls for an up-close view of this cascade and enjoy a lunch stop.  The trail continues from this point, switch backing more steeply back down through the forest to the trailhead and parking lot.  If the water level is too high for a safe crossing on rocks, we will retrace our steps and return the way we came.


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
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