A mere 30 minutes outside of Seattle, on good roads is the town of Snoqualmie. The Falls have two parking lots one above the falls and one below. The area between is both landscaped and wild. Expect a brisk walk equivalent to 30 stories if you take the switch back trail between the two. You are able to access the falls in minutes from the upper parking lot. Free parking is located across the street and a lovely lodge sits above the falls. Remember that gates does not let you go closer to the waterfall or on the shore for a better angle to shoot!