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Awesome !!!! Lower caves get lame because of the crowds but still cool! We did upper and was less crowded and more adventurous. We brought our 7 year old and she did great!. UPPER CAVE IS NOT HARD! Group sizes (10+) were the only problem. If u hike here in WA often u will be fine! Some boulder scrambling and balance is all that is needed! Pro tip: bring head lamps and gloves... ur welcome! Those who rate this 3 stars or below simply do not belong here. Enjoy! Please remember that this isn’t a factory outlet!

Great for toddlers

7 hours ago

we did the longer more strenuous loop and it was awesome!! make sure you have your headlamp though, you'll need both hands to get along some parts of this trail.

also. wear hiking boots. I saw a girl in tevas really struggling in there. poor decision on her part.

one of my favorite hikes! it's really easy but the waterfalls and caves once you get there are fantastic! what a gem!

hiking
1 day ago

Super easy. We have had people of all ages and ability complete this with us.

Great views. Quite a few stairs. Wagon road trail will also get you to the falls with different views (forest vs rivers) but when coming back to the parking lot seemed easier so maybe doing the loop the opposite way (wagon road to the falls and the franklin falls back to the car) would be easier for someone with any knee issues.

Was an awesome easy hike and amazing views.

hiking
4 days ago

Really enjoyed this

Yes, just go! Take your whole family. It will be worth it. Parking is 5$ cash.

first time with the family best hike this far. beautiful scenery and fresh air. dog friendly easy hike.

Amazing! Great hike to go on after leg day at the gym ;) awesome couples hike

hiking
6 days ago

Great for little kids. Trail is well kept. Parking can be a challenge even during the weekdays.

Beautiful hike. Easy for the kids (9,7,4 years old) with nice payoffs along the way. We saw a bear near the trailhead (from our vehicle) so be prepared.

walking
7 days ago

The little hike is well worth it... It's like 1.5hrs away from Tri-Cities. Pretty nice for landscape photography. BUT extremely hot during summer months as it is pretty dry and almost desert-like (like most of South East WA) so make sure you bring plenty of water and sunblock!

The upper tube should be marked as hard! The 8 foot wall has no rope and others had to help keep traffic flowing. Small children should not be going thru this area.

hiking
10 days ago

Was absolutely blown away by how beautiful this hike was. I brought my two young cousins along with me (7 & 10) and they had an absolute blast, and no problems keeping pace.

There are, however, many points of the trail with steep drop offs on the side so keep an eye on kids! All in all a beautiful stroll through the woods that I will most definitely be returning to!..

Also be warned that the road leading to hike is unpaved with some potholes.

Fun little hike. Took small kids... enjoyed the ice caves at the end.

hiking
10 days ago

Loved this hike! Pretty waterfalls. Took small kids and was a bit nervous at certain points where ledges were present.

Caves aren't anything spectacular yet.

Great trail for kids!

A big cave lol

Narrow path = lots of yielding. mosquitos enjoyed the snack. mountain = beautiful

Did this hike twice. First one early spring of 2017 and early in the season around February 2018. Still quite a bit of snow at the time, but the hike that much more beautiful. First half is the best part with a few waterfalls to oogle at, but after that it's a narrow and uneventful hike. Camped at the end by the river with enough room for a few tents or hammoks. Easy hike with no snow, moderate difficulty with snow.

Cool and shaded the entire way, with several access points to the river early on. Get there early to avoid crowds and the parking lot fills up fast.
There is a restroom at the trailhead.

Super kid friendly. Loves the views, weather was nice no mood. My 2, 6 and 8 year old had no problem hiking.

Quick easy trail, nice vistas, good for young kids.

hiking
17 days ago

hiked to the bottom of the palouse falls with my dog! 100% worth it at the bottom but wouldn't suggest bringing a dog lol! tons of loose gravel!

Super kid friendly, well groomed trails, fantastically rewarding destination!!!

short hike and sooo beautiful.

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