In the Heart of the Snoqualmie Valley . . .
Fall City is about 26 miles west of Seattle and is nestled in the heart of the Snoqualmie Valley.
Because we are semi-rural and unincorporated, there are a few things to keep in mind when planning your visit.
For general visits check out the tips below. If you plan to float the river, please visit Fall City Floating for tips and insights on what to bring.
- If you plan to Park along the river or at a State or County access point, you will need a Discover Pass. Be sure to purchase one in advance as there are presently no retailers in Fall City where passes are for sale. Issaquah is the nearest location where passes can be consistently purchased. There is plenty of free parking near our downtown area and immediately across the river at Fall City Park, but some of the most convenient parking along the river is on land that requires a Discover Pass.
- Depending on the time of year of your visit, Fall City can experience substantially different weather than your starting point. Because Fall City is in a gentle valley, fog, rain and clouds are common even if other areas are clear. The temperature can also be as much as 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding cities of Issaquah or North Bend. The river, falls and valley serve as a natural air conditioner and floaters at water level can experience drafts as much as 20 degrees cooler than the surrounding air!
- Dress in lightweight layers with steady footwear. Like any other location in the Northwest, conditions can change quickly from warm to cool or from dry to wet.
- Fall City has several gas stations, several restaurants and a small grocery store, so fuel, food and snacks are no problem.
- If you plan to fish, make sure you have your permits and abide by applicable laws.
- Bring your camera! Early Spring and all summer long, flowers abound! Our Cherry trees along the river blossom in February or March and several flower farms nearby produce a wide variety of picturesque blooms from March through September.