Palouse Falls State Park is a 105-acre camping park with a unique geology and history. The park offers a dramatic view of one of the state's most beautiful waterfalls. Palouse Falls drops from a height of 200 feet.
This is an EXTREMELY STEEP HIKE DOWN. The hike down to the lower falls was extremely steep and dangerous. If you go during the dry hot season beware of rattlesnakes. It took me about 2 hours to get down and the trail is hard to navigate. There is a way down where you just hold a rope and go down a very steep path. We didn't know about that path so we went a longer and possibly more difficult way but either way it is a very steep hike. The view, however, once down in the water where the water fall is, is definitely worth the challenge to get down.
Beautiful views! It can get pretty crowded with not a lot of parking. Make sure to bring your discovery pass with you. Easy, short walk to experience the views! Signs posted to enter at your risk if going to the lower falls. Great place to go for a hike and eat lunch afterwards as they have a few picnic tables available.
Graham B. on Palouse Falls Trail
Good little hike around the falls area. As others have said if you opt do go down to the falls, expect a somewhat steep grade. Near the bottom there are two nice ropes that can help you get down and back up. Pretty good views of the falls and you can get right up near the top of them. We were warned about rattlesnakes before going, but didn't encounter any. Would recommend if you have an afternoon to kill.
This is not a 13 mile hike. youth can pull right up to the falls, walk 300ft and your there. However, you can try and hike down the base of the fall. It is not recommended but nor prohibited.
We walked to the top of the fall out was probably 3 miles round trip.
worth seeking tho. you can also set up a tent and stay the night :p
Requires a discovery pass but they also have a dozen free days. Either way get here early. There are a few steep goat track areas and one or two places you need to shimmy through to get to the bottom of the falls, but I wouldn't say it's difficult. We brought a young dog and he wouldn't do it. Pretty big waterfall in the spring, sunny and windy.