If you’re in the mood for a quick hike before work or an afternoon jaunt through the forest, Franklin Falls is a great option for those of us based in the Seattle area. This short two-mile trail has a lot of features for its brief length. It follows along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River as you romp through the beautiful Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. There is a collection of small cabins that are scattered throughout the area at the beginning of the trail as well. Eventually you will come to the 70-foot cascade of water that is Franklin Falls. This trail is a great option for anyone who just needs a quick escape from the hustle and quick pace of life in the city.
Photography by Ben Matthews