Racehorse Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Deming, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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29 days ago

nice little hike. ropes all over the place to get down closer to the water. getting back up was trouble for some in our party.

2 months ago

I've recently done this hike to these beautiful waterfalls both from the upper trail, and from the lower trail walking up the creek bed. Both ways are easy, with more climbing over rocks and downed logs if approaching from the lower section. The trail between the 2nd and 3rd Falls is very steep but has a rope is zig-zagging across the trail to hang onto. I did not see the rope to repel down to the second falls, because I did not risk getting close enough to the edge that it was visible. The waterfalls are definitely worth the short hike. people were swimming in the water both in August and September.

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2 months ago

4 start just because no sign for this trail the JBS help us to found it

4 months ago

Gorgeous views, but very steep at times. Only recommended for the sure-footed.

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4 months ago

Not bad, but super steep. Not recommend for small kids or elderly.

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5 months ago

This is an absolutely beautiful, short, family friendly hike. The trail is unmarked and fairly small at the opening, but it is quite clear and was easy to find the correct path to the waterfall. The area is also use for lots of mountain biking so there are multiple other trail options though from the sound of rushing water it was clear which direction we needed to go. As you reach the top of the Falls area there's a trail that leads down below that would be rated as moderate. It is fairly steep with sliding sand, but completely manageable. The Falls were absolutely gorgeous and very much worth the short hike in!! At the bottom of the large falls there is quite a large pool and it turns into a smaller flow below that is easily cross to the other side. lots of places to cool down if the spray from the waterfall isn't enough!

Directions: Highways 542 and 9 in Deming. Proceed another 2.3 miles east on Highway 542 to Mosquito Lake Road and turn right. In just under a mile, after crossing the Nooksack River, turn left on North Fork Road. Drive this route for 4 1/4 miles to the bridge over Racehorse Creek. Continue another half mile to the top of the hill and park where the road bends to the left. Find the unmarked but obvious trail here. (directions from waterfallsnorthwest.com)

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7 months ago

The trail is short but the falls are worth the lack of distance. There is a fair amount to explore around the falls as well.

9 months ago

very cool trail. I went in January and the water seemed quite high, it was beautiful.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Trail starts out beautiful and very quickly gets confusing. A little trial and error and you can figure it out. The falls were beautiful and well worth the short hike. We were at the falls much quicker than expected. Over a few logs and walking on the rocks of the creek bed. The creek was still running but at a much lower level than in heavier rain seasons.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

recorded Racehorse Falls

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