Wallace Falls State Park is quite beautiful - so what better than to take a leisurely stroll through it!The first five minutes on the path you walk under power lines... so not aesthetically pleasing at first, but once you walk beyond that and into the forest - the nature around you is beautiful.There are two main paths to take, I went on the Woody...more
The lower falls are a small tease as for what's in store but from the trail head this is the first real "action" that you see. This viewpoint is 1.8 miles (2.9km) from the parking lot. The Falls do not have a great height but do fan over several rocks. A worn path leads eastward to a viewpoint of another waterfall which is partially obscured.This...more
The middle falls are the greatest single drop. They can be seen from U.S. 2 nearly 5 miles away. This drop is very beautiful but, difficult to get a good view of. The main drop is 265 feet (80 m) followed by another slide of some 80 feet (24 m) which makes it quite the sight to behold. The best views of the drop is from the trail leading up to the...more
The trail to the top is 2.75 miles (4.4 km) with viewpoints at the 2.1 mile (3.4 km) and the 1.8 mile (2.9 km) marks. The elevation gain from the parking lot to the top of the last viewing platform is 1200 feet (365 m). The trail up is fairly well cleared. and maintained with steps and logs supporting the switchbacks. The small bridges that dot the...more
The reward for taking the additional 5 minute hike to the top from the middle falls viewpoint is a good one. You may find it a little frustrating that you can not get a very good view of any of the falls but the Upper fall will make up for that. The viewing platform is actually the best place I noticed to view this drop. It is a view directly...more
Again keeping within the fenced off area would be a good idea, but the view here is from near the viewing platform at the top of the middle fall. Looking out from this point and a comparable point within the boundaries, will truly put into perspective just how much elevation you have climbed. I was fortunate enough to have a fairly clear day but...more
If you don't have a car (like me), getting to Wallace Falls from Seattle is still pretty easy.Firstly in Seattle you take the 510 Sound Transit to Everett (the cost is $3.50 for an Adult, one way - bus drivers don't give change). This trip will take about 20 minutes.Then at Everettt you take the 270 Community Transit bus to Gold Bar (cost is $1.75...more
The parking lot has a pay for parking kiosk that asks you to drop 5$ in an envelope and put it in the box aside it. The other half must be placed in your car window. From their it's all on foot. The first action is at the lower falls 1.8 miles from the parking lot. The middle falls viewpoint is at 2.1 miles from the praking lot and the upper falls...more
Know that from the top of the falls at the last viewpoint of the upper falls that it will take appx. 2 hours to get back to your car. The sign at the top will let you know that you've reached the end of the trail.
The trail continues on a few more miles to Wallace Lake, but that would be a lot longer trip. For that trip you would need to leave fairly early in the morning or end up camping. If you are leaving in a time where it may become dark in the next 5 to 6 hours at least bring a flashlight.
At just under 80 feet (25 meters) May Creek Falls is a very interesting destination. I would not, however, go through all the trouble to get here just for this waterfall. I was trying to reach Isabel Falls which i will have to attempt again later. The trail becomes very difficult the further you go.At only about 1 mile this may seem like a very...more
At the several viewing platforms their are fences prohibiting your access. If your like me you will want to see more and move beyond those barriers. The one thing to keep in mind if you do choose to do so is that the fall from many of these platforms could easily kill you. The middle fall drops 265 feet (80 m) and the others have similar drops. I...more