Otter Falls Trail

North Bend, Washington

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A former road, now a trail, follows alongside the Taylor River to a waterfall, giving children views of creeks and tributaries as they enter into the river. Otter Falls is the destination and climax of the hike. Children will be awestruck by the old-growth cedar forest leading up to the falls and by its plunge pool. Don’t count on seeing an otter, though. Explain to them that river otters are rarely available for viewing on schedule. The falls, however, are dependably there and will provide a whole series of little cataracts, pools, water slides, foam, and spray.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

A former road, now a trail, follows alongside the Taylor River to a waterfall, giving children views of creeks and tributaries as they enter into the river. Otter Falls is the destination and climax of the hike.

Children will be awestruck by the old-growth cedar forest leading up to the falls and by its plunge pool. Don’t count on seeing an otter, though. Explain to them that river otters are rarely available for viewing on schedule. The falls, however, are dependably there and will provide a whole series of little cataracts, pools, water slides, foam, and spray.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 650 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: March-November
Trailhead Elevation: 1,225 feet
Top Elevation: 1,875 feet
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 174 Mount Si; USFS Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie
Driving Directions: Directions to Otter Falls Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/21/2009
0

We set out to hike to Otter Falls for the first time today. When we arrived at the bridge over the Taylor River, we discovered that the bridge was out. We were not able to reach the trailhead. We did some exploring to see if we could cross the river another way, but we did not find any safe options. We were disappointed not to be able to make the hike, but we had fun exploring the nearby campground and some small trails along the river.


8/2/2008
1

We took the family (16 year old, 14 year old, 10 month old, mom and dad, and spent the night. There were several blow down trees across the trail, but still it was a pleasant trail. Otter falls were beautiful. When we were packing up to leave a boyscout troup had hiked in and were watersliding down the lower face of the falls into the lake. well worth the hike.



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