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.
Falls View Loop Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books).
"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."
--Roddy Scheer with Adam Sawyer, Hiking Waterfalls in Washington (Falcon Guides).
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