Seattle Family Friendly Hike and Waterfall Photo Tour
In this half-day photo tour, we'll visit two iconic Seattle waterfalls. Enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest as we get off the beaten path for a gorgeous waterfall hike.
This tour requires moderate hiking on a scenic trail to the first falls. The 2 mile roundtrip trail is rated Easy by the Washington Trails Association, but there are a few steep portions along the way.
Meet at the first waterfall trailhead at 8:30 am. (An hour east of Seattle)
Hike to the falls (1 mile)
1 hour photo workshop
Hike back to the car (1 mile)
Visit Snoqualmie Falls
1 hour photo workshop
Go over Lightroom editing tips
Tour finishes by 2 p.m.
On nights when we should have a beautiful sunset, this tour may shift to start at 5 p.m. with participants' approval.
$275 per person
If only one person is interested in the photography workshop, you're welcome to bring your entire family at no extra charge.
Recommended Gear and Rental Price:
Tripod with Ball Head - $20
Wide angle lens like a 17-35mm - Nikon: $25, Canon: $30
Neural Density Filter - $10
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Included in the tour cost:
Photography instruction by your guide
Adobe Lightroom editing tips
Entrance fees for listed sites and activities
Not included in the tour cost:
You may want to pack a lunch.
Equipment rental fees
About the Tour
First: Gentle hike to beautiful falls
We meet at the trailhead of a favorite local waterfall for a gentle one-mile hike to the falls. We'll hike through a beautiful green canopy of coniferous trees until we get to the picturesque view of the 135-foot falls. The trail meanders along the river, with the calming sounds of trickling creeks and rushing water.
Want to bring your family along? This is a perfect hike for young children - not too long with several opportunities along the trail to get our feet wet in the river. At the falls, there is a gushing river that kids enjoy skipping and throwing rocks into.
You'll definitely want a tripod to allow for slow shutter speed shots that capture the beautiful smoky effect of the falls. A Neural Density Filter will allow us to slow down the water without overexposing the shot.
Note: On weekends, this tour starts at 8 a.m. in order to beat the crowds.
Second: Snoqualmie Falls
We'll drive to Snoqualmie Falls, a breathtaking double waterfall more than 100 feet taller than Niagara Falls. Featured on Twin Peaks in the 1990s, this site sees more than 1.5 million visitors each year.
The Snoqualmie Falls site is fully wheelchair accessible, and the viewing platform is 250 feet from the parking area.
After our Snoqualmie photo session, we'll head to a local coffee shop to review our shots. Your guide will be happy to walk through important Lightroom editing tips to help you get the most out of your photos.
When you book, please indicate if you would like to rent any equipment. Your guide will pickup and drop off your chosen equipment for the trip.
All rental equipment is provided by Glazer's Camera Rentals in Seattle. Explore their rental prices to customize your gear for the ultimate waterfall photography experience.
Due to the coronavirus impacts, we are not currently able to provide transportation.
If you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible.
$50 deposit due at time of booking. Remaining balance is due 15 days prior to the tour date.
We have a 7 day prior to arrival cancellation policy. If you notify us that you are canceling your reservation at least 7 days before your scheduled tour, a cancellation fee of $15.00 per participant will be charged, and the remainder of your deposit will be refunded. If you cancel within 7 days before your scheduled tour, your deposit will not be refunded.
There is no fee to reschedule a tour.