Explore the most popular forest trails in Olallie State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Well I wish I had picked a better day to hike this. While I enjoyed the hike to the top (mostly shaded and through a wonderful forest with steady elevation gain) unfortunately it was raining pretty much the entire way up and so we didn’t get too much of a view on the top. Also too many pebbles on the way down. But it’s a great hike if you want to get away from the crowd.

Beautiful

beautiful place

There are some incredible views at the top that make the climb worth it. However, I’m not sure why this is rated as moderate. We went out thinking we would get some nice switchbacks, but this is pretty much straight uphill the entire way. It was a great hike but should be rated as hard.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike for families but would do it a little earlier next time. We departed around 10:00am with some American Heritage Girl Scouts to work on their hiking merit badge. Plan was to hike out, stop and do picnic lunch, then hike back. There was no real good place once we got out there to stop and sit to eat. We made do, but it would have been better to hike it earlier and eat lunch when we got back. The girls loved it! The youngest was 8 years old. They also enjoyed playing by the rocks and water on the way back to cool off. Great hike!

hiking
18 days ago

Definitely a great hike with beautiful sites along and at the end of the trail. The falls are really pretty and a great reward at the end of the trail! :) Has nice wildflowers and moss treated trees which makes the walking path look really cool.. We went with two kids (4 and 9), so would definitely recommend for a family hike!

Great hike with falls views. In our party, we had kids ranging from 9 months to 9 years and everyone had great fun. Hike isn’t steep and kids can easily do it. You can’t use stroller for kids due to rocks. Almost 1.4 miles one way till the bridge and total -~2.7 miles. With kids it took us almost an hour to wrap up the hike.

Great trail! A bit intense for novice hikers or kids. There is still quite a bit of snow covering the last couple of miles. Water proof boots, and/or and extra pair of wool socks is definitely recommend. No need for snow shoes or crampons. I always have my microspikes in my pack, and used them on the descent. There are several view points nearing the summit. Be sure to stop and see them all! You’ll be glad you did.

hiking
21 days ago

Great hike to take kids! Easy and beautiful view of the falls! There are some great stopping points for lunch as well (with benches). I hiked with my 18 month old daughter in a carrier and she loved it.
Just be aware there is limited parking and you need a discover pass.

Walked this trail yesterday, it is definitely worth the hike.
we drive a truck and walked from the TA truck stop to hike the trail.
it was worth it.

Decent little trek. Nothing to crazy. epic views of the falls!

nature trips
1 month ago

Beautiful, lush, and worth the work! The path is a bit washed out and flooded at this time in April, so keep an eye on that. The waterfalls are amazing.

1 month ago

Great waterfall, just disappointed that the end of the trail was a gravel road, no grand view at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Still enough snow that I was glad to have sturdy waterproof boots, but other than that I didn't need any special gear. Some areas are slippery where the snow has been packed down and started to ice over.

Nice easy hike. Great for beginners and kids.

Good hike. Great view of Mt. Rainier!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice quick spot. Crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

Great spot to get in the river and an overall easy hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Not difficult at all. Went on an overcast day. Great for beginners or an easy day out.

hiking
2 months ago

Nothing wrong, would hike again.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls and river view. Family and dog friendly hike!

Great quick and easy hike. Went on a weekday not too much traffic.

Beautiful Views, trafficked, good season opener.

We did on St Patrick’s Day and loved it. It was challenging but enjoyable. Definitely want to bring poles and microspikes. Snowshoes not needed. Hit snow at 1.5 miles all the way to too. Great winter hike with not a lot of people. Probably better in winter as you get more views and less overgrowth on trail. Slower going in the snow. Took us about 2 hrs 45 minutes to the top. Trailhead can be a little tough to find. From parking lot climb up to logging road and stay right. Go further and then stay right at the next junction with the John Wayne Pioneer Trail/Iron Horse Trail Look. Go about 150 yards on left and look for cairn on the road and trees carved with Mt WA.

hiking
2 months ago

Went on a Friday afternoon, not very crowded was a short hike to falls. Was a decent hike up the hill after the falls to the junction with the John Wayne trail. Will do more often as we cross the pass.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Gorgeous view if you can make it to the top. Although without the GPS of AllTrails the trail can be a bit deceiving the last few miles. Wet snow first 2 miles and after you are rewarded with a winter wonderland scenery. Be aware of possible avalanche area that is close to the edge.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful sunny, warm day for a beautiful hike. Tons of people and dogs. The trip was still gorgeous though. Good season opener.

hiking
2 months ago

Great day for family hike. Busy so we parked on the road outside parking lot. Not muddy and river views were exceptional. A little up and down to get to falls but well worth the effort. Great for kids of all ages!

Simply Awesome! The river and falls are gorgeous.

Mediocre hike with decent views of the waterfalls. May be better in the summer when you could walk down and enjoy sitting by the river. Not bad if you’re looking for a quick, short hike.

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