Otter Falls Trail

North Bend, Washington 98045

Otter Falls Trail

Otter Falls Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Otter Falls Trail Reviews

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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.
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.

Otter Falls Trail Photos

Trail Information

North Bend
Nearby City
650 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
1,225 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,875 feet
Top Elevation
Green Trails No. 174 Mount Si; USFS Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie
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Jul 2018