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Trip Report    

Day Hike - Taylor River to Otter and Big Creek Falls

Easy, flat hike to 2 lovely falls.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Road to the Snoqualmie Lake TH is paved and easy to reach.

Easy and level hike (about 1000' gain total) to see 2 lovely falls.

Our group of 4 depart from the TH around 8am.  Crossing the bridge at the start of the hike.  The trail (a decommissioned service road) follows the Taylor River.

Trail is snow free except a few small patches.  Stream crossings were easy.  A sign and cairn marks where to turn off the main trail to see Otter Falls which is now about 5 minutes away.We arrive Otter Falls with  Lipsy Lake below at 10:30am.  It's been sprinkling on us off and on and it's a grey day, but the hike in and Otter Falls is still very pretty.After taking photos and some food, we return to the trail and head to Big Creek Falls, about 1/2 mile away.  I think Big Creek Falls is more dramatic as there's a lot of water gushing down.We depart here at 11:30am.  It continues to rain off and on which doesn't bother us as it's a perfect hike for a rainy day.   We're back at our cars at 1:30pm. 

Estimated Stats:

 11.5 miles R/T

Elevation gain 1000'

Comfortable/easy pace 5.5 hrs/RT with 45min of stops

 

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