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.
dogs on leash
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.
Wonderful views and a great deal of fun!
Beautiful this time of year!
Excellent views. The scrambled climb at near the end of the clockwise loop costs the fifth star.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Fun place to explore. Certainly one that everyone should do.
Steep hike down to the water for a family with children, but doable. My kids enjoyed the smaller falls before we hiked back up.