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Wallace Falls State Park

Gold Bar, WA
+1 360-793-0420
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Fun hike to multiple waterfalls

We did the hike to the lower viewing platform of the 2nd (middle) falls. The hike was 2.1 miles... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NPandPNWTraveler
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Seattle, Washington
Beautiful hike and waterfall

We had been wanting to hike to the falls and were not disappointed. The trail goes through a meadow... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Susanne T
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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This 4,700 acre park has excellent mountain views.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful hike” (15 reviews)
“power lines” (6 reviews)
“discover pass” (7 reviews)
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Gold Bar, WA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the hike to the lower viewing platform of the 2nd (middle) falls. The hike was 2.1 miles one-way (so 4.2 round trip). The first falls were beautiful with a nice picnic area. There was also a view of the middle falls from the...More

Thank NPandPNWTraveler
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We had been wanting to hike to the falls and were not disappointed. The trail goes through a meadow at first with high voltage power lines overhead, but quickly heads into the beautiful moss covered woods. The trail is well maintained, but steep and full...More

Thank Susanne T
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We looked for a place to stop to stretch our legs along the Cascade Loop, and found Wallace Falls State Park. We went on a Friday in August, didn't show up until around 11 am, but surprisingly there was plenty of parking at the center....More

Thank Jen A
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

It took us 2.5 hrs to get to the Middle Falls via Woody Trail because of weak knees. The gradient wasn't too steep, but there were numerous roots and steps. After the 1.5 mi marker at the Picnic Shelter, the gradient got steeper, with more...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful state park! It has beautiful hiking trails to a spectacular waterfall! There are also trails to the lake etc. The park is clean and has a small snack shop on site. The reason I am not giving it 5 stars is...More

Thank travelingbandacoot
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Most likely you will not be able to park by the center, so don’t lose time driving and park on the grass area, there is secure parking over there for $10. The hiking to the lower and middle waterfall is pretty easy to medium, the...More

2  Thank Kosta-Macedonia
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Really pretty hike. Lush fern lined forrest trail. Nice trail. Spectacular views of the waterfall. From the ranger station to the upper falls is 2.76 miles with a 1300 foot gain in elevation. If you don't want that much of a hike, the middle falls...More

1  Thank Byron C
Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you can't park in the small main lot - be ready to hike 2/3 of a mile from the makeshift field parking down the road. We came back to find our car boxed in, after inconsiderate drivers left their rigs in front & behind...More

1  Thank TomSahl
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

4  Thank Blake P
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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...More

2  Thank capableengineer
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Scott M
1 August 2016|
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Response from ShesGotATicketToRide | Reviewed this property |
It's a little square pit on a stand, sort of like a hibachi grill on a pipe stand.
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Pawula
31 October 2015|
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Response from Alec D | Reviewed this property |
There seems to be space large enough for an RV. (but i'm not sure about staying overnight) On the weekend in good weather get there early in order to get a parking space. Good luck!
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amc347
10 October 2015|
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Response from RueterRD | Reviewed this property |
Weather can be anything from sunny to deep snow. Watch the weather for Gold Bar area to get an idea when the weather will be nice.
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