Wallace Falls

Gold Bar, Washington

Wallace Falls Professional Review and Guide

"This is a good workout with a vertical climb and varying terrain. It is also a trail that I feel safe running alone. Descriptions of Wallace Falls boast of a “spray billowing gorge” and “earth-shaking thunder in eleven separate plunges.” Though not all the plunges can be seen from the trail, there are overlooks for three spectacular ones.

In the 1920s, the Wallace Falls area was the site of railroad logging. Now trees once again tower over the hillside, resulting in a dark cool forest floor covered with mosses, fern, and wildflowers. Wallace Falls State Park was dedicated in 1977. The Woody Trail goes up 2.5 miles on switchbacks with viewpoints extending from the trail. The railroad grade, which is a favorite of families with children, is 1 mile longer, but it is less steep."

Wallace Falls Reviews

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7/4/2009
I have read that the trails can be very crowded so we went during Holiday and mid-afternoon. It was a very good hike. There were a few families and groups but they would let us pass. We only went up to Middle Falls and we did the whole trail in less than 2 hours. It was surprising that the falls had strong current despite absence of rain for the past month. The view from Middle Falls was awesome. There was only another couple at the view deck and we had the chance to feel the coolness of "water breeze" on a hot summer day.
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Trail Information

Gold Bar
Nearby City
6
Distance
1,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Wallace Falls State Park
Local Contacts
Green Trails #142
Local Maps
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Jun 2018