Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades
by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)
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Spectacular hike! Beautiful falls and well-maintained trail. Fairly easy-going for the 1st 1/2 of the hike w/level ground while the last 1/2 is a bit rocky with moderate incline. We brought our 1.5 year old in a back pack and I felt fairly safe for most of the hike. There is a drop off on one side of the trail so if you do bring your children they will need to be watched closely.
FYI: the 4 miles on French Creek road to the trail you are on a narrow, gravel road with a ton of deep pot holes. It's tough on your vehicle. (drop off on one side for those who get nervous w/heights)
For a trail that is only a few miles off the highway, this was truly gorgeous. The mossy trees and old growth was beautiful, the falls were spectacular (full of water at this time of year), and the trail was easy enough that our 2.5 year old hiked at least a mile on the way home. Very nice lunch spot at the base of the falls.
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