Commonwealth Falls

A short, easy snowshoe trip off Snoqualmie Pass, to visit a gurgling falls.

The trailhead begins on the north side of Interstate 90 at the northbound PCT trailhead.  Travel along Commonwealth Creek only as far as Commonwealth Falls, to limit the elevation gain to 500 feet for this Easy level trip.   (For a longer trip up the basin, select the Easy+ Commonwealth Basin route.)

Park at the Summit West lot, carefully crossing the summit access road to reach the trailhead.  Don't be tempted to park at the cleared area at the top of NF-58 (the old Snoqualmie Pass Road).  Despite appearances, that is a no parking area.

FOr leaders

Permit information

As of 2017, the Snoqualmie Ranger District considers Mountaineers trips and courses to be "nominal use". Leaders should print and copy this designation letter to show rangers they may see on trail or carry a digital copy on their phone.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • 3,500 ft
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • Red Marker
    47.427830, -121.413431
    47.4278298353 -121.413431168
  • Red Marker
    47.429919, -121.416600
    47.4299191239 -121.416599602

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