Palouse Falls Trail

EASY 83 reviews

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

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
400 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Amazing views! Great little afternoon/morning trip. Get there early before parking fills up and you have to wait on the highway for people to leave. Our 4 year old hiked down to the base of the falls pretty easily with some guidance. It's a rocky, steep trail that shifts under your feet a bit, as long as you take your time it's not bad! Definitely a must see if you're in eastern WA.

2 days ago

Wonderful views and a great deal of fun!

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

backpacking
20 days ago

Beautiful this time of year!

24 days ago

29 days ago

Excellent views. The scrambled climb at near the end of the clockwise loop costs the fifth star.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great

hiking
1 month ago

worth going...

2 months ago

hiking
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 months ago

hiking
6 months 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
7 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!

8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 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.