Palouse Falls Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Its size and splendor make Palouse Falls one of the most scenic and impressive waterfalls in all of Washington, but its location adds even more magic and wonder to its image. Nestled in a deep coulee, the Palouse River creeps mostly unseen through the scablands north of the Snake River. It is only when you are right at the edge of the river’s chasm that you can see and appreciate the deep cut the river makes through the basalt highlands. The same holds true for the falls, which starts in a deep cut and falls into a deeper hole.
The falls can’t be seen until you are nearly on top of it, but then—wow! A broad, broken plateau of black basalt stretches out to the horizon as you approach the entrance to the state park, when suddenly— boom!—there they are: the thundering waters of Palouse Falls pounding 198 feet into a circular bowl carved out of the cinder-black rock."