Palouse Falls Trail

EASY 61 reviews

Palouse Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Washtucna, WA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles 406 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
12 days ago

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.

hiking
13 days ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail with some pretty views. A few difficult spots on the way down to the falls. My dog enjoyed the water by the small falls!

4 months ago

Fun place to explore. Certainly one that everyone should do.

hiking
4 months ago

Steep hike down to the water for a family with children, but doable. My kids enjoyed the smaller falls before we hiked back up.

4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Very very pretty area and easy path. I wouldn't call this a hike, but it was a nice place to camp and provided a nice walk to a place to swim.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I went last Friday. The Poison Oak is growing pretty fiercely. This is a fun place to drive to for a lunch. I can't imagine it being a good place for camping

5 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Unmarked, steep. But great view.

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Loved the trail. Did it twice this year. At the beginning of April after a large storm there was some trail erosion.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views. Easy trail.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

pretty steep in spots and narrow trails but unbelievable views and beauty.

7 months ago

Amazing views. Great hike