Falls View Loop Trail

Olympic National Forest, Washington

Elevation Gain107ft
Trailhead Elevation439ft
Elevation Min/Max394/439ft
Elevation Start/End439/439ft

Falls View Loop Trail

Falls View Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Jefferson County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Forest. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 439 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 107 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms.

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"From a popular campground off a busy highway, escape the commotion in a hidden little canyon along the Big Quilcene River. Enjoy the serenading rapids and in springtime a floral show of blossoming lilies, honeysuckle, and rhododendrons. And as the canyon name suggests, there’s a waterfall too. Plunging from the get-go, Trail No. 868 loses nearly 200 feet of elevation in 0.1 mile. Frothing white water comes into view as the trail leads to a ledge alongside the thundering Big Quilcene River. Here, deep within the chasm, the river’s roar amplifies, ricocheting off the guarding walls." Read more
Hiking Waterfalls in Washington (Falcon Guides)
Roddy Scheer with Adam Sawyer
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"Falls View Falls is a narrow ribbon of water (averaging just 5 feet wide) dropping down a verdant, nearly vertical cliff into Quilcene Canyon some 200 feet below. While it’s hard to get up close, the view from the Falls View Loop Trail across Quilcene Canyon gives an almost aerial perspective. Even though it may be short as far as hikes go, the walk to check out Falls View Falls packs a punch. The single-track trail ducks into heavy second- growth forest at its start and then soon takes hikers to the rim of Quilcene Canyon. A tall chain- link fence protects people (and pets) from falling hundreds of feet into the canyon below. After 100 feet of flat hiking, the views open up across Quilcene Canyon to Falls View Falls, a ribbon of milky white bisecting an otherwise green canopy–encrusted canyon wall." Read more

Falls View Loop Trail Reviews

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Very short hike. Pretty falls. I walked around the campground as well.
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Nice little trail. Short, flat trail to the falls overlook. As the other reviewer said, the initial part down to the river is steep for a short period. The trail along the river is up-and-down insignificantly. Very quiet, though close to the road. I'd actually give it 3.5 stars, not 3.
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Great trail. A little steep getting down but well-maintained. Once you get down to the river, it's an easy walk by the river. Great swimming holes!

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Trail Information

Olympic National Forest
Nearby City
Olympic National Forest
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Skill Level
Additional Use
Wildflowers, Waterfalls
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene, WA; www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olympic/recreation/recarea/?recid=47691; (360) 765-2200
Local Contacts
DeLorme Washington Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 44 5C
Local Maps

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Dec 2018