Long hike to the actual trail. But it's worth it! Slick and muddy when I went 5/19/18 be prepared for that. Took my kids 9, 6, and 2 they did great!

Went on a Monday morning. Saw 2 people. Very muddy and slippery. recommend it when it's drier.

Take the Bud Allen entrance. It is well signed. The entrance from pack forest is very confusing. The falls are gorgeous and well worth the hike. Stop at Cruisers in Eatonville afterwards for a huckleberry milkshake - yum!

This hike initially was somewhat confusing. Had to ask others who had been there previously. Trail to upper falls was narrow and slippery with mud and wet rocks., because I had to manage two dogs I opted out of that part of the trail. I’m excited to come back and explore without the dogs! Felt like a good adventure once you got off the gravel road. This post references hike on May 13 2018.

Great trail for someone who wants a step higher than a average easy going hike, the last little part can get really steep and kinda dangerous for younger ones, especially if the trail is muddy and plan for that!! But well worth it! So beautiful!!!

I give the falls 5 stars, but the trail itself only 3 stars. Trail is horribly marked (if you park at the visitor center, go up the road to the left. Through the gate that says "Do Not Enter". Much of this hike is on gravel service road. Go down the road a good distance...I would say maybe 2 miles or so...and stay left on the fork, then you will eventually see a rock with "Falls" spray painted on it.)

Like I said, most of this trail is kind of a boring walk down a long service road, but worth actually "hiking" down to the falls.

The first time I tried this hike: I couldn't find the trail, there was no one to ask, and I abandoned my attempt as it was fairly late in the day.

The Falls are awesome, but my big warning to people is there are many pretty steep inclines getting up/down to the falls.

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7 days ago

Nice walk in the woods that gets your heart pumping a bit in parts. As others have mentioned, not a great view payoff at the top, but you get a little glimpse through the trees and there are a couple of benches to sit for a rest. It’s in the same area as another, much more popular trail (Mashel Falls), but this trail has almost nobody on it.

Nice trail. Clean and very well maintained. Not a lot of mud even though we've had recent rains.

The first half is the workout. From the gate to 1400 road has a nice challenge. Go at your own pace. One lookout vantage that's worth a pause. Would be nice to have a bench there.

Second half eases up and is a walk in the woods, so to speak. After you get to the road and trail mergers it was a nice hop skip and a jump to the peek. Only a small view but a couple of benches, a meadow setting and a register post.

Very relaxing at the top. Enjoyed the sun and worked on my tan since I was alone. Heading down was very fast and was actually harder on my knees. 

A great hike. Will do it again.

Great with kids!

LOVED this hike. This was one of the few trails I have been on that features multiple beautiful falls. You can get up close to the water as well for some great photos. The trail is not all that difficult. Only reason I gave it a 4 star is because my car got broken into in the parking lot. It seemed safe and the trail was busy that day with many cars in the lot, but my window was busted, so just be careful what you leave in your car! I would definitely do this trail again! Also, the trail is pretty well marked for the falls.

This is my favorite hike I come every year with my boyfriend. We found out about it through one of his coworkers.

We hiked this on 4/27
I rate this at a 4 instead of a 3 because the waterfalls are very cool and make the hike worth it.
The hike itself is frustratingly marked (or NOT marked). I knew this based on reviews but STILL ended up heading off in the wrong direction. Ignore those yellow diamonds!!
This worked out in the end by adding distance and incline which I actually preferred. However, I found the trail to be boring because it was just a road...we even had a car drive by. That would make it nice for a trail run out to the falls.

I can’t say that I would bring my children (5/9) on this hike. I think they would be incredibly board with the road and lack of scenery on the way.

We went to the lower and upper falls. I’d like to explore more at the upper falls in the summer. Lower falls had quite an incline...I’d warn people with kids or that aren’t in great shape of that.

Bring bug repellent :)

Great trail, not very well marked but amazing views.

I was slightly confused on where the trail actually started, but it was pretty easy to follow once I oriented to the map via the app. The trails near the falls were pretty muddy, but my dog and I got to all the tiers of waterfalls easily. Very gradual gain for most of the trail which is wide and gravel. The waterfalls were very cool and a lot bigger than I anticipated. Highly recommended.

Awesome waterfall, hard to find trail at first, just go around the gate and you should be good from there!

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1 month ago

An incredibly well maintained trail, climb is steady and quick, up up up the whole way. Best views come about half way up, nothing too spectacular at the top.

Ended up way off course due to very little markings, even with a paper map both myself and a ranger ended up taking a four mile detour to find the falls, very pretty end result, muddy so stabilize yourself!

Beautiful trail. Not very well marked... It was quite the fun adventure though. One tip would be to go back out the same way you come in... We made the mistake of going a different way out. Oops

Cool little place to visit. Not marked very well though.

Took my two kids ages 11 and 8 and they had a ton of fun! They completed it easily. A little muddy in spots but the trail is well maintained.

Not very well marked. We walked way more than we should have and everybody on the trail we met was there for the first time. But we found the falls eventually. it was a long hike overall but worth it.

Muddy in March but great little hike into nature. The Falls were beautiful!! Several places to view.

One of my favorite waterfall hikes so far !! Seriuosly breathtaking . Very few hikers today, made it even more peaceful & beautiful . Little muddy & slippery in spots . Totally worth it though . Recommend wearing hiking boots until it dries out .

We must not have read the description fully before taking this hike, because we were shocked when we got to the end. The falls are much larger than we thought and so beautiful. We even missed the biggest one of the three, Little Mashel Falls, by accident. We saw Lower Little Mashel and the upper falls. We spent most of our time at the lower falls, which I believe is the one further into the canyon. The way the falls cascade down a series of boulders is just awesome, and makes for great photography. We saw a handful of people in sneakers and regular clothing. I would suggest you wear a good pair of hiking boots for the mud and slippery conditions closer to the falls, and a few layers of hiking clothes for the cold. Most of the trail we took was a dirt road that ascends just slightly. Eventually, you'll end up taking a regular trail down into the canyon which is where you will get the most elevation gain on the way back. Use the app to follow along as there are a few unmarked turnoffs. It's super easy to get here...no crazy forest roads with potholes or anything... have fun!

Amazing hike we hiked to the upper falls, middle falls and lower falls. The trail was a bit confusing to follow but we used the all trails app to try to stay on path. The middle falls was by far my favorite it’s a trail that splits to the left of the sign of the upper falls. There was a bit of snow on the ground and icy in some spots so use caution. Saw plenty of dogs as well. Such a great hike!

Easy hike, however obviously due to the season very muddy and slippery in areas so use caution! I love bringing my dogs here as it’s usually not too crowded on weekdays and we can play fetch as we venture down to the falls.

Very beautiful! Went with my husband and 3 boys. It was the perfect family hike and the falls were so pretty!! One of our favorite hikes!

This is a great little walk. I wouldn’t call it a hike, it’s more of a pleasant long stroll on a gravel road. The waterfall is awesome, my dogs loved it, very pretty, but but if you’re looking for exercise this is not the place. More of a family type walk

This is a nice hike. Although not marked well, I was able to ask fellow hikers for directions.

Most of the hike is on an old logging road. When you get to a clearing, bear left and walk at least 1/4 mile until you reach a rock that is painted “Falls”. The trail splits again and bear right. The trail down to the falls is steep and it was slippery. Poles are recommended.

This trail has beautiful waterfalls. It's well worth going. I recommend hiking shoes, and waterproof ones at that as there is a lot of mud. Little Mashel and Upper Mashel falls are close to each other, right at the spit in the trail to Little Mashel Falls, by the entrance. One way in the split takes you to Little Mashel, and the other to Upper Mashel Falls.

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