Twin Falls Seattle

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Twin Falls, Seattle is a busy destination for many Seattle Hikers.  The trail is easy to find off off of Interstate 90 with a fairly large parking lot that fills to capacity on most weekends.  The trail itself is easy, with a few moderate gradients in a spectacular forest setting.  Visit early in the morning for some of the best lighting opportunities.  

 

Randall on the Bridge

One of the many bridges on this well maintained trail.  The forest in the background is dense and lush, with ferns and moss everywhere.  

Randall on the Bridge
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Figure 1 - Randall on the Bridge

The River

The river is clear with many deep pools that might make a fisherman excited.  The lush vegetation that surrounds the river is really amazing.  I need to come up here in the fall when the leaves turn.  

The River
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Figure 1 - The South fork of the Snoqualmie River

The Hidden Forest

Dense forest surrounds much of the trail.  This is an example of where I mention if you go early in the morning, you can catch the light as it filters through the trees.  

The Hidden Forest
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Figure 1 - The Hidden Forest

Falls from Below

If you are lucky enough to find this hidden trail, and then scramble over some large boulders and logs, you can see the base of the falls.  

Falls from Below
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Figure 1 - Twin Falls from Below

Twin Falls from Above

There is a vantage before the falls that allows you to capture a unique perspective.  Although, be warned, there are a lot of people at this spot and the catwalk is a bit shaky for these long exposure shots.  I had to wait for people to clear out before I took this 20 second exposure shot with a 10 stop nuetral density filter.  

Twin Falls from Above
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Figure 1 - Twin Falls from Above