Wallace Falls Railway Trail

Gold Bar, Washington

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On this trek you’ll head uphill on a railroad grade for 2.5 miles. Then a 1.5-mile ascent continues on a narrow walking trail up steep switchbacks, through deep woods, and over wooden bridges to spectacular views of Wallace Falls. Get ready for a great workout while you enjoy a rural road trip and a scenic trail with the convenience of camping and the proximity of good food. Surface: Dirt, somewhat rocky. Location: Wallace Falls State Park, town of Gold Bar, Snohomish County.
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by Mia Barbera (The Globe Pequot Press)

On this trek you’ll head uphill on a railroad grade for 2.5 miles. Then a 1.5-mile ascent continues on a narrow walking trail up steep switchbacks, through deep woods, and over wooden bridges to spectacular views of Wallace Falls.

Get ready for a great workout while you enjoy a rural road trip and a scenic trail with the convenience of camping and the proximity of good food. Surface: Dirt, somewhat rocky. Location: Wallace Falls State Park, town of Gold Bar, Snohomish County.

©  Mia Barbera/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails
Nearby City: Gold Bar
Distance: 5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Surface:
Access: Moderate to Difficult
Best Times: The trail can be used year-round, but it’s closed on Monday and Tuesday from October through April.
Local Contacts: Wallace Falls State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Wallace Falls Railway Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/2/2008
1

For our first "hike" it wasn't too bad. Trail gets steep in parts and you need to watch out for roots and rocks, but beautiful scenery and the falls are really cool.


7/23/2005
0

Trail was pretty good for novice hikers. I have weak ankles and portions of the Woody Trail was a little difficult. We were all huffing and puffing by the lower Falls. We found that the rail trail to be easier and longer, a little less exciting - but a lot easier on my ankles!



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Apr 2018