Palisades Trail (#1198)

MODERATE 12 reviews

Palisades Trail (#1198) is a 11.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Enumclaw, Washington 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.

11.3 miles 2979 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking






wild flowers



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:

10 days ago

Excellent winter hike, could have used snowshoes after the upper waterfall. Made it halfway to the north snoquera point from the south point.

2 months ago

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.

4 months ago

5 months ago

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.

6 months ago

Great out and back hike full day hike depending on your speed love being able to hit the summit on this trail.

6 months ago

Amazing hike. 6/25/16 great views waterfalls rocks and trees.

7 months ago

9 months ago

1 year ago

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).

1 year ago

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.

1 year ago

Great, well-maintained trail. Hiked mid-week and passed about 10 other hikers and 4 other dogs. Beautiful waterfalls and scenic overlooks.

2 years ago

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.