Palisades Trail (#1198) is a 11.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Enumclaw, WA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail has it all, from beautiful forests, good climbing and fun descents to technical sections with views of Mt. Rainier from cliffs that will inspire you. Start hiking through old growth timber. At a tenth of a mile cross Dalles Creek and for the next mile be careful as you hike through a series of short switchbacks in loose rock. You will gradually climb and cross Snoquera Creek at mile 3.7. At mile 4.7 you reach viewpoints of the White River Valley below. The next section of your hike will take you through a recent timber harvest area at mile 5.5. Another viewpoint of the valley below is just ahead at mile 5.7. At mile 6.6 is the junction with Ranger Creek Trail 1197. Description at USFS web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbs/recreation/recarea/?recid=18158&actid=24
I went up late so there wasn't much time to waste. I went out and back to the first viewpoint. There is one large log across the switchback that you have to navigate over. The falls were raging after recent rains.
Hiked with my two dogs today and had a great time. Very good trail. Not busy at all. Beautiful viewpoint and waterfalls. Would recommend and will be back. Worth the drive.
Great out and back hike full day hike depending on your speed love being able to hit the summit on this trail.
Amazing hike. 6/25/16 great views waterfalls rocks and trees.
Hard to find off of 410 but don't give up! This is a great hike full of switchbacks making it a great workout. Plus, you get all the attractions: hillside view of creek, waterfall, large rock-wall formation, lookout view over the White River below. We got elevated up to the snow line in late April. It is 6.6 in and 6.6 out. So quite the hike (13.2 miles total).
excellent hike. only went to south point. first 2 miles are pretty steep, but after that its easy going. great views today. 65 I'm early March. great views of the mountain.
Great, well-maintained trail. Hiked mid-week and passed about 10 other hikers and 4 other dogs. Beautiful waterfalls and scenic overlooks.
Monday 6-2-2014: Mostly sunny, it was a good day to hike, not a great day. There were three other cars at the trailhead. The trail was in good condition. We hiked to Lower Dalles Creek Falls (1 mile from the trailhead), North Snoquera Point (3 miles from the trailhead), and South Snoquera Point (4.5 miles from the trailhead). Even though it was sunny, Mount Rainier was mostly shrouded in clouds. Trilliums are over and I did not see any calypso orchids. We met 13 hikers and 2 mountain bikers on the trail. The first one mile of the trail is steep and the rest is gentle. It is a nice trail. I just wished that I visited here when the flowers are in full bloom and Mount Rainier is visible.