Wallace Falls Loop

Goldbar, Washington

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Wallace Falls can accommodate beginner, intermediate, and advanced mountain bikers. The climb to Wallace Lake advances gradually on trail and logging roads. Beginners will find a challenge in the climb, but they will enjoy returning the same way once they reach Wallace Lake. For further adventuring, more advanced riders may continue across Wallace River —crossing it is cold and difficult. The trails beyond are more technical but travel mostly downhill. The descent is sweet and ends up on a paved road, creating a loop that heads back to the state park trailhead.
Mountain Biking Washington

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Mountain Biking Washington

by Amy & Mark Poffenbarger (Falcon Guides)

Wallace Falls can accommodate beginner, intermediate, and advanced mountain bikers. The climb to Wallace Lake advances gradually on trail and logging roads. Beginners will find a challenge in the climb, but they will enjoy returning the same way once they reach Wallace Lake.

For further adventuring, more advanced riders may continue across Wallace River —crossing it is cold and difficult. The trails beyond are more technical but travel mostly downhill. The descent is sweet and ends up on a paved road, creating a loop that heads back to the state park trailhead.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Goldbar
Length: 19.5
Elevation Gain: 1,450 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Best in summer and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 250 feet
Top Elevation: 1,700 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Wallace Falls State Park
Local Maps: USGS Wallace Lake, Mount Stickney, Goldbar, Index
Topo Map: Wallace Falls Loop Topographic Map
Guide Book: Mountain Biking Washington Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

1/22/2007

These trails are well maintained and challenging. There's still about 6' of snow above 800ft. The Railroad grade portion of the loop is not well traveled at this point, so snowshoes would be useful. The maps on trails.com are incomplete. Your best bet is to study the maps at each trailhead. Trail Greg Ball saved us about 3 miles of additional hiking appearing in the northwest side of the loop.

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