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Ladder Creek Falls Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marblemount, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.5 mi Elevation gain 72 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Please note that areas surrounding this trail and the trail itself are closed to all public use from March 1, 2020 to July 15, 2020 to protect peregrine falcon nesting aeries. Contact the North Cascades National Visitor Center for more information.

North Cascades National Park Service Complex 810 State Route 20 Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Visitor Information (360) 854-7200 Wilderness Information Center (360) 854-7245 HEADQUARTERS FAX: (360) 856-1934

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2 F.
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Closed

This trail is closed. The town of Newhalem is closed. NPS visitor services 9-4:30 in parking lot of NPS North Cascades Visitor Center. Park map and trail info available.

Sam@ NationalParksTrails
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Hiking

For the season the pedestrian bridge is closed and you have to cross over the traffic bridge to get behind the power generating building, however it is worth a trip to get out and see the gardens. There were some fish in the river below when crossing the bridge.

Mary Oldsen
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Hiking

Came at dusk - the trail is wonderfully lit up at night with lights on the waterfall - five stars!

Brittany Mae
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HikingOff trail

there is a different route you walk and take than what is actually showing on this app.

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Suun Geo
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HikingClosed

You need to take a different route to the falls. Very nice little hike.

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Jeff K.
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Hiking

The falls are behind the power plant and provide good views from all the bridges connecting in the side along the falls. The right side footbridge is closed so you have to take the left side footbridge. It looks like it used to be better maintained and didn’t see much of the gardens but has colorful flowers along the right side of the plant.

Cynthia Lien
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Hiking

Very nice short hike up walkways and stairs to see the falls.

Stephen Wallace
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More of a walk but in a lovely setting through the gardens and with excellent views of the falls.

Kesa W.
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Beautiful!! Not so much a hike as stair climbing, but worth the 30 minutes round trip with 15 minutes of enjoying the falls!!!

Taushka Radonski
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Hiking

Beautiful hike over the damn and you can hike up along the falls coming down. Was beautiful back on 1/7/2018

Dina Lavaki
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Gorgeous but short

Kristine Budnick
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Nature trips

Like to stop here on my way to Chelan to visit my parents! It's beautiful, quick and easy for the dog and I to stretch our legs! The waterfall is breathtaking and the bridge and damn, great little spot! :)

Jason Zogg
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Hiking

This was a fun trail I did in conjunction with a ranger talk and the Dam Good Chicken Dinner offered by the North Cascades Institute. At night they light up the Falls.

Jennifer Nelson
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Hiking

Short easy trail with a small waterfall.

Ying bao Love
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Blaine Ford
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Betty LeBlanc
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Leana M.
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Valarie Williams
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Russell Smith
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Taryn Abarta
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Taryn Abarta
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Mike Stuckmeyer
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Becky Fowler
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Amanda Campagna
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Bridger Munk
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Kennedy Mogul
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Oleksandra Ievsieieva
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D V.
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Andria Haubruge
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