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Discover 10 Best Places and Things to do in Snoqualmie

Bob Papke

A 25 year Sammamish / Eastside resident who loves to help others realize their real estate dreams...

A 25 year Sammamish / Eastside resident who loves to help others realize their real estate dreams...

Nov 28 6 minutes read


Snoqualmie is a small city in Snoqualmie Valley in the heart of Washington State, about 25 miles from Seattle. The Snoqualmie Valley is a beautiful area with plenty of attractions and activities to experience. Discover some of our favorite places and things to do while visiting The Roadhouse.

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls is a 268-foot high waterfall on the Snoqualmie River near the town of Snoqualmie, Washington surrounded by a two-acre park, the Salish Lodge with a gift shop and a wonderful observation platform about 200 feet from the parking lot. The fall is the hiking trail although it is short, you will enjoy a  very scenic as it passes through old trees on the way to the powerhouse. The trail continues behind the powerhouse to a boardwalk that goes to the base of the falls.

Mailbox Peak

Mailbox Peak loop is a challenging 8.4-mile hike in the North Bend area that combines the legendary Old Trail with the New Trail created recently by the Department of Natural Resources.  With sharp inclines through the forest, the Old Trail portion is very difficult. Fortunately, the white trail markers are easy to follow. After the Old Trail meets the New Trail it is straightforward although still steep and challenging. It is a fast and fun hike up through rocks, boulders, and wildflowers. The view from the top of Mount Rainier and the Middle Fork Valley below will take your breath away.

Northwest Railway Museum

The Northwest Railway Museum is a 25,000 square feet railroad museum in Snoqualmie, Washington. It was built in 1889 by the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway. It is the biggest and oldest railway museum in Washington State. The museum has a significant collection of railway artifacts and equipment, which includes more than 70 historic locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and various railway equipment. The museum offers antique train trips on weekends, from April to October.

Gold Creek Pond Trail

A 2.3-mile paved loop hike around a scenic mountain pond on top of the Snoqualmie Pass. This is ADA-accessible and perfect hike for families, small kids, parents pushing strollers and for people in wheelchairs. It was made in the 1980s from a gravel pit and it has a small flat beach at the south end. Going through a willow grove and wildflowers along a creek take the first part of the trail until it reaches the junction with the Gold Creek trail. The pond is blue, crystal clear and very deep. A paved spur trail leads from the main trail down to the pond. The trail ends at a picnic ground with numerous picnic tables and a beautiful view of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Sigillo Cellars

This is a family-owned and runs winery established in 2010 in Snoqualmie, Washington. Soon after they opened a separate tasting room in the historic Sunset Theater in the heart of Snoqualmie and included light fare. They also opened a new outdoor seating area with the magnificent view of Mt. Si and added live entertainment in the evening. They also offer another tasting room in the small town of Leavenworth.

DirtFish Rally School

DirtFish Rally School is considered one of the most prestigious rally schools in North America. Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range in the town of Snoqualmie, WA, The school was established in 2010 in order to make the exciting sport of rally accessible to everyone. DirtFish teaches confidence, car control and safety behind the wheel, using advanced driving techniques rooted in the rally driving. The school aims to improve everyone’s driving ability: a mom that drives kids to school on icy roads in the winter, a stunt driver who needs practice on multiple surfaces, or a professional racer wishing to gain better control.

Snoqualmie Falls Brewery and Taproom

Established in 1997, Snoqualmie Falls Brewery is a small, private company located in historic downtown Snoqualmie, Washington. They produce seven superb beers and a rotating selection of special and seasonal brews. Their Brewer’s Choice series includes such exotic beers as a spruce tip, molasses stout, squash, cocoa pumpkin, and fresh hop beer. The beers are sold in their popular taproom and in stores in Washington and northern Idaho. Huge and cozy, with wonderful outdoor space that has an ambiance of an Old World Beer Garden, The taproom has a full menu and offers lunch and dinner, with homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and pizzas.

Woodman Lodge and Restaurant

This former fraternal hall is located in downtown Snoqualmie, in the idyllic Snoqualmie Valley at the foothills of the Snoqualmie Mountains. They have preserved the spirit of the former lodge, with hunting trophies on the walls and rustic, exposed beams. The menu features some of the best steaks in Western Washington and an extensive wine list that includes wines from Washington, Oregon, and European best wine-producing regions.

Infusion Bar and Grill

Infusion Bar and Grill is a popular bar and restaurant in downtown Snoqualmie. The bar is spacious and comfortable, with a nice atmosphere perfect for a group of friends watching the latest game on one of many TVs or for a family dinner. Their menu is extensive and includes all classic American favorites, including a range of delicious appetizers and great quality meat from the grill. There is a nice outdoor patio for the warm summer nights.

Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater

The theater is in a nice wild area surrounded by trees and plants all around. The scenery and costumes for the play are simple but will definitely bring you fun. There's a play structure for kids, a box office and restrooms and plenty of grassy areas to sit and enjoy the sun. This is a jewel of a small outdoor theatre and the setting is just magical making this an experience way too good to miss out on.

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