I Located in Gold Bar, a relatively short drive up U.S. Route 2, this gorgeous hike is a cattle trail in summer and fall, but is perfect for a winter hike. “Inukshuk” (Cascade Range and Pacific Northwest – July 27, 2017 to August 4, 2017), Summer Road Trip of the Pacific Northwest – July 27, 2017 to August 20, 2017, Seattle Wedding Itinerary – May 25, 2006 to May 29, 2006. Pictures. Wallace Falls State Park showcases some of the beautiful lakes, streams, woods and waterfalls that the Pacific Northwest is known for. I can see someone completing this with just runners or trainers, although hiking shoes will make it much easier. From the east: Wallace Falls State Park will be hosting a trail running event on Saturday, March 3, 2018, starting at 7:00 AM. Went in Jan and it’s a good one for this time of year. It's best to leave for the hike with plenty of time to get back before it is dark. Log in, My wife and I love chasing waterfalls! Get there early! A little crowded but definitely worth it. Definitely worth the hike up. It was a rough patch going up to middle falls. Get there early. Pretty crowded but a great workout, beautiful views of the waterfall and tips of olympics when it’s a clear day. Pacific Northwest: Reviews of Travel Resources, User-submitted Waterfall Write-up of the Month, and the latest news and updates both within the website as well as around the wonderful world of waterfalls. The trail wasn’t packed on my way up at 8 am on a Sunday. Take the Wallace Falls hiking trail until the hikers-only trial splits off to the right at about.4 miles. From Everett, follow Hwy 2 for 28 miles east to Gold Bar. There's nothing like a gorgeous waterfall to motivate your butt up a mountain. From there, ditch the bike and bushwhack down the hill to Wallace Falls. I arrived at 8:30 and there were about 25 parking spaces around. Close. Don't bother with a swimsuit for the creek or falls as this is not encouraged or safe. 3/4 people wearing masks. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The path is well marked with bridges and nicely railed vista platforms to view the falls. Swimming and snorkeling at Laniakea, Punalu'u and Wallace Beach. Others have altered the rest of their lives due to injuries obtained from cliff diving. Is It Necessary? Take U.S. Hwy. Falls are gorgeous. 99% Upvoted. Here you’re rewarded with a stupendous view of Wallace Falls’ cascading glory. I was correct. Tel:360.793.0420 Overall it was a great hike to get your heart rate up... Due to the rain in the past few days it was a bit more muddy in some parts of the trail.. but not too bad.. Make sure to get a decent pair of hike/trail shoes and you should be okay... Too many people on this hike holy hell, Upper Falls is super difficult. A little muddy but not bad. Some off leash dogs not minding but not to many. The elevation gain is mild, only 1,300 feet. Not too muddy but there were about 4-5 mud piles. Well worth the trip to the top. Hiked on Sunday, Jan 17 2020. Posted by 1 year ago. Personally, I’ll go cliff jumping anywhere, and the cliff in Whatcom Falls Park that overlooks a miniature waterfall is a nice height—about forty five feet. The length & difficulty level was perfect and good for all skill levels. The Pass is available to purchase at the visitor booth at the entrance to the trail. Parking fills up quickly. Music: Sabbra Cadabra by Black Sabbath Cliff jumping at Waimea Bay and Kapena Falls. Recommend good hiking boots (especially at this time of the year with more rain/mud) and potentially hiking poles. Also, the sun is one of the best disinfectants we have, because of UV radiation. Hiked on 1/16. The recombined trail to the falls crosses the North Fork of the Wallace River on a bridge, then begins a switchbacking climb above the river. 5:51. IN THE MEAN TIME - There are other trails and areas to search. On the trail, you'll find many examples of Cascade regional flora and fauna as well as some old growth forest. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and bird watching and is best used from April until September. 5.4 miles if you go all the way to the top. Archived [OC] Middle Wallace falls outside of Goldbar, WA. Parking is limited. Continue to the right, up hill on the road, enjoying the views, to mile 5.7. From the Wallace Lake DNR road, go east 1.8 miles, descending gradually where the road ends. Goldbar, WA 98251 Last 2 miles are the most challenging. Arrived at 11 am and it was packed, had to park 1/2 mile out. Definitely get there early as the families don’t arrive until about 9-10am. There is also a covered picnic area when you reach the bottom falls. An Annual Pass costs $30, and a Day Pass is $10. Totally worth it because when you get to the top you can just chill and enjoy the falls. Hiked to the highest point with my Husky and only passed about 4-6 other parties - all of whom were very friendly. The extra mile to the upper falls doesn’t lead to a better view but it’s a good workout. The second two miles were pretty tough for me since this is my first real hike since 2019. An Annual Pass costs $30, and a Day Pass is $10. Hi/Low, RealFeel®, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! There is a couple trails that lead to Wallace Lake and two others lakes past that. This trail is very popular and you will encounter others along the way. Minimal large muddy spots and slick rocks at the top. You should wear sturdy shoes although sneakers and tennis shoes should work fine. The 256 foot tall falls are a great sight and this hike is a must for anyone who lives in Western Washington! Took woody trail in and railroad trail out which made exiting so much like a nice stroll. 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