Explore Beyond Issaquah
Explore the Cascade Foothills, North Bend, Snoqualmie & Beyond
Panoramic vistas and one-of-a-kind experiences await you in the area surrounding Issaquah. The region has everything you need to plan a great weekend getaway or day trip from Seattle. Visit Snoqualmie Falls, the most popular and stunning waterfall in Washington and test your luck at the Snoqualmie Casino!
Snoqualmie Falls is a sacred Native American site and Washington’s most iconic waterfall, falling 268 feet over granite cliffs. Visitors can view the falls from upper and lower observation decks, from the Salish Lodge & Spa and from the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum and Park.
37451 SE Fish Hatchery Road
Fall City, WA 98024
Upper Observation Deck
The upper observation deck is accessed via a 200 foot wheelchair accessible path from the upper parking lot.
View directions to the upper parking lot.
Lower Observation Deck
The lower observation deck is accessed via the Snoqualmie Falls Trail. This is a 1.3 total mile out-and-back trail when departing from the upper parking lot. Visitors wanting a shorter trail to the bottom of the falls can park in the lower parking lot and pick up the trail on its way down to the river. Please note, as of February 2020, the lower observation deck is currently closed for construction but the trail itself is still open.
Salish Lodge & Spa
View Snoqualmie Falls overlooking the Snoqualmie river and offering a beautiful view of the falls from multiple locations in the lodge.
Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum and Park
The Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum and Park is a 12-acre park where you can learn about the science and history of hydroelectric energy while viewing the falls from a cliffside observation area.
SE 69th Place
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Feeling lucky? Visit the Snoqualmie Casino, Issaquah’s closest casino. The casino has 1,700 state-of-the-art slot machines, keno, and all of the classic gaming tables like Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette.
The Snoqualmie Casino Express Bus is a stress free travel option to the casino. You can pick it up near Springhill Suites hotel in downtown Issaquah. Rides are $10 and come with a food voucher and free play.
37500 SE North Bend Way
6922 Preston-Fall City Road SE
Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area
Explore the Snoqualmie Valley and the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. Stretching from Puget Sound to the eastern slope of the Cascades, the greenway is a connected green corridor with important cultural assets, dynamic communities and healthy ecosystems. The Snoqualmie Valley includes the cities of Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Carnation and Duvall.
Perhaps best known as the town in David Lynch’s television series Twin Peaks, North Bend is a quaint town and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who hike, ski fish, or float. float. It boasts an impressive view of Mount Si. Hikers stop by for cherry pie and a “damn fine cup o’ coffee” at Twede’s Cafe on their way to climb Mount Si and Little Si.
The city of Snoqualmie is just minutes from Issaquah. It is home to many independent businesses, historic destinations and recreation opportunities such as Championship Golf and more.