Turn-of-the-century architecture, unique local eateries and shops, and a distinct western foothills atmosphere contribute to the charm of this tiny Snohomish County community. An awardwinning museum illustrates the mining, logging, railroad and social history of the area, which are in turn reflected dramatically in the 2019 design of the new City Hall and Civic Center.
The mountains are only minutes away. Enjoy the full-service downtown and gather whatever supplies you need for your visit to the region. Enjoy a relaxed meal, give your furry friend a break at the dog park, let the kids play at the skate park and playground, or just walk around and take in the local flavor at any of the welcoming shops and public buildings.
Long known as the “Gateway to the Mountain Loop”, the town was named after the waterfall that is a “must stop” just before you cross the 1934 bridge at the city limits onto the Mountain Loop Highway. This scenic byway provides access to the county’s finest hiking trails and campgrounds as you follow a historic loop through Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest to our neighbors in Darrington and Arlington.
Download the “Mountain Loop Tour” from the App Store or Google Play
It covers trails, campgrounds, historic sites, and other Pacific Northwest attractions on the Mountain Loop. The downloaded app provides geo-alerts and driving directions, even when there is no cell service!