Visit Snoqualmie Falls
Puget Sound Energy's Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project, built in the late 1890s about 30 miles east of Seattle, is one of the Pacific Northwest's oldest hydropower facilities and home to the world's first hydroelectric plant built completely underground. The energy project's Snoqualmie Falls Park and its trails are open for day use year-round. The park is one of the region's most-visited tourist destinations. Map it.
Through early 2013 a major redevelopment project prevents us from offering public tours of our hydropower operations. During the construction, however, you may still view the beauty of the falls from the observation platforms at our newly enhanced Snoqualmie Falls Park. Watch the video below for a virtual tour of the historic Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project.
The two-acre upper area of Snoqualmie Falls Park is open during the redevelopment project; in 2013 the park's lower trails and Snoqualmie River access areas will reopen to the public.