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Wallace Falls State Park

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Address: Gold Bar, WA
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+1 360-793-0420

This 4,700 acre park has excellent mountain views.

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An Amazing Hike for All Ages.

Being the first hike in my trip to Washington, I would say this was an incredible experience to start with Wallace Falls State Park. I consider myself not very fit, but the the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being the first hike in my trip to Washington, I would say this was an incredible experience to start with Wallace Falls State Park. I consider myself not very fit, but the the trail to the lower, middle, and upper falls is doable for all ages. Let's just say there were a few kids and older adults passing me by.... More 

Thank Blake P
Redmond, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Route 2, the Southern part of the Cascade loop, is a wonderful, winding, scenic two lane road that carries the traveler eastward from Snohomish, Washington, and leads you up over Stevens Pass and onto the other side of the Cascade Range. Gold Bar, a sleepy Hamlet in the middle of the trek, hides a beautiful surprise that was happened upon... More 

Thank capableengineer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hiked to the Upper Falls and then along the logging road and back down to the car park via the Greg Ball Trail. Really wonderful few hours of hiking in a lovely setting. Well signposted, accurately described (Medium difficulty) and very good value (I paid $10 to park my car which also acts as a permit). Some really lovely... More 

Thank Doughboybrum
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The hike started out easy enough till the lower falls. After the middle falls I wasn't sure I would make it to the top- but I did and it was worth it, even if just to claim that! I thought the best view was from the middle falls, and a lookout between middle and upper. By the time you reach... More 

Thank smeno
Whidbey Island, Washington
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We hiked up to the upper falls ...the trail started pretty easy and flat but had a few sections of challenging hills and switchbacks. The last .5 mile was pretty challenging with a lot of roots and rocks and rough trail. It was worth it and had some beautiful views of the falls. I recommend getting there really early to... More 

Thank jenboggs
Coral Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This hike is divided into three sections. Small Falls, Lower Falls and Upper falls. The entire hike is approximately 5 miles. Small falls about 1.5 miles into the start. Lower falls approximately 2 miles up and upper falls on the 5th mile mark.

1 Thank Henryb49
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

The hike starts with a well groomed trail and then moves to "off road" with rocks, roots and switchbacks. Can be very challenging however is inspiring. It was wonderful to have a bit of rain, hearing it fall but due to the canopy, not see much reach the ground. Families with smaller children, older adults or those with bad knees,... More 

1 Thank 150NightsPerYear
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is one beautiful hike through and through. Falls are in three steps, Lower, middle and Upper. One way distance to Lower falls is 1.8, Middle is 2.1 and upper is 2.75 miles. We were short on time so just hiked only to the lower falls. The walk was beautiful with river flowing close to the path making it very... More 

1 Thank Tulika_sac
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We hiked up the Wallace State Falls. It was very impressive. The hike itself was pretty gentle at first, but then did get a bit steep. Make sure you have decent hiking shoes! Take plenty of water and pack a light lunch. There is a picnic area at the half way point. Very beautiful views and very scenic.

Thank Tammy C
Naknek, Alaska
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice, flat, low level hike till you get to the falls. At that point you can either enjoy the view from below or have a grunt to the top. Either way its worth the time to stop.

Thank Fat O

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