The Wallace Falls State Park Management Area is a 4,735-acre camping park with shoreline on the Wallace River, Wallace Lake, Jay Lake, Shaw Lake and the Skykomish River. Located on the west side of the Cascade Mountains, the park features a 265-foot waterfall, old-growth coniferous forests, and fast- moving rivers and streams. Opportunities to view local wildlife, including cougar near Wallace Falls, and peregrine falcons inhabit the rock cliffs of the Index Town Wall
Beautiful hike. Arrived around noon on a Sunday and only seen a handful of people on the way up. More people than expected on the way down. Good hike to work up a sweat. Continue past upper falls and follow the blue diamond markers and turn right once you get to the dirt road, you can either go left and continue 2 miles to the lake or right to go to another lookout bride.
It was an amazing hike. Easy beginning until middle falls. Middle falls are the most beautiful part of the hike. After middle falls, it becomes more difficult but is totally worth going for the valley overlook and bragging rights of completing the entire hike. Be prepared to sweat between the middle and upper falls. Coolest part was walking through a cloud.
Lovely hike through second growth trees, ferns, and rain forest greenery. Trail follows the river, but the other choice is the wider, level, railroad grade. Most of the elevation gain is after middle Falls to upper Falls... high steps and some rocks , but the views are worth it!- trail in good condition even in the rain, there was not much mud!
Love this hike. Mostly nice path which has handrails at certain points, bridges and steps. Between the middle and highest falls there are more tree trunks and rocks but easy to step over. The best view is at the middle falls but it's still beautiful going to the top to look out over the canopy of trees. Lots of hikers from babies on backpacks to the elderly with walking sticks and dogs on leashes. Listening to the water running nearby is certainly relaxing. A "Y" in the path will take you either to the highest falls or Wallace Lake. Many posted signs to help with the directions and miles. There is even a handy outhouse.
Wallace Falls was a great hike. It's mostly under a beautiful canopy and breaks out into stunning views of the Valley and waterfalls at three different levels. We went all the way up to the Upper Falls and I had 3 adolescent children and our dog with us. There are two different routes- one leads through the upper portion, and one trails along the riverbed. We took the upper trail, but my son was running ahead on the way back and went on the lower trail, which is easy to do at the fork by a bridge. Luckily, both trails circle together and I was able to go down and find him and meet up with my other two girls. I would definitely do this trail again if I was in to repeating trails (which I don't).
Fantastic. Continuous sound of the falls, views along the trail almost to the top. Don't let Upper trail scare you off, it isn't hard in elevation just more tricky with terrain.
Best view of the Falls is from lower and middle. Trail is lightly traveled, maintained with benches along the way.
A must do trail. Round trip is 6.53 miles. Take your camera!