Wallace Falls State Park

Gold Bar, Washington

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Wallace Falls marks the entrance to the grand scenery of the Skykomish River Valley. The river is a popular whitewater run, and paddlers know the river as “The Sky.” Traveling eastward, every turn of the road reveals another character of The Sky’s beauty. As for the falls, within 0.5 mile the Wallace River drops 800 feet, creating nine distinct waterfalls. Like Bridal Veil Falls, some 8 road miles farther upstream, the main cascade of Wallace Falls can be seen from the highway as it gushes, foams, and leaps 265 feet. Walking the trail to the falls takes your breath away—and it isn’t solely because it feels like you’re heading straight up. This popular trail can be full of people in summer and nearly devoid of hikers in winter—which is a shame, since winter rains make Wallace Falls truly impressive.

Wallace Falls State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Wallace Falls marks the entrance to the grand scenery of the Skykomish River Valley. The river is a popular whitewater run, and paddlers know the river as “The Sky.” Traveling eastward, every turn of the road reveals another character of The Sky’s beauty. As for the falls, within 0.5 mile the Wallace River drops 800 feet, creating nine distinct waterfalls.

Like Bridal Veil Falls, some 8 road miles farther upstream, the main cascade of Wallace Falls can be seen from the highway as it gushes, foams, and leaps 265 feet. Walking the trail to the falls takes your breath away—and it isn’t solely because it feels like you’re heading straight up. This popular trail can be full of people in summer and nearly devoid of hikers in winter—which is a shame, since winter rains make Wallace Falls truly impressive."

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Gold Bar
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Wallace Falls State Park, 14503 Wallace Lake Rd., Gold Bar, WA 98251; (360) 793-0420
Local Maps: USGS Index
Driving Directions: Directions to Wallace Falls State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

4/8/2012
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This is a popular and heavily travelled trail to a series of waterfalls, which attracts lots of hikers, familles and their pets. There are several viewpoints along the way as well as picnic tables and shelters. Enjoyable, but be prepared for lots of company.


10/22/2011
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May 2018