Mother's Day, May 10, 2009
You don't have to be a parent to appreciate the beauty of this hike - but it is an ideal hike for families with children, especially on a sunny weekend.
This is one of my favorite year-round hikes, even on a rainy day.
The trail is easily accessible - to get there from Seattle head east on I-90, get off at Exit 34 (North Bend), turn right onto 468th Ave SE, follow signs to Twin Falls Natural Area, Olallie State Park. The hike is about 3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of roughly 500 feet (expect a few ups and downs). Spectacular waterfalls and in May, spectacular wildflowers. No Forest Pass required.
For a more detailed description refer to my hiking blog, http://www.karenshikes.blogspot.com/