Icy Franklin Falls In Washington Is A Must-See Frozen Waterfall This Winter

Every waterfall is a stunner. Whether it’s a gentle, babbling creek spilling over some smooth river rocks or a steep cascade gushing impossibly out of a rocky mountain face – we can’t help but stop and ogle for a while. But let’s be honest, the taller the plummet and the more powerful the spray, the better. We’re all about the drama when it comes to waterfalls! Fortunately, Washington State is positively overflowing (pun intended) with gorgeous falls. But as it turns out, these beauties are just as lovely when they’re not moving at all – frozen into breathtaking natural ice sculptures that glitter in the sun and showcase their impressive magnitude. One of Washington’s most iconic icy lookers is not only absolutely magnificent when temperatures drop, but is surprisingly easy to enjoy as well: Franklin Falls.  This icy gem is something truly special in winter. Check it out:

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As one of Washington’s most accessible waterfalls, this is a popular hike in the North Cascades. Fortunately, all you need is a Northwest Forest Pass! But take note: the Snoqualmie area is known for its abundant snowfall, so before attempting the drive, be sure to check weather conditions and for any road closures. Weather also changes quickly here, so microspikes, snowshoes, and extra layers are an absolute necessity.

For more info and directions, visit the Washington Trails Association’s official hiking page.

Looking for more epic winter adventures in Washington state? Check out some of our favorite winter road trips here.


Address: Franklin Falls, Washington 98045, USA