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Wallace Falls and Wallace Lake Loop

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Wallace Falls State Park

Wallace Falls and Wallace Lake Loop is a 8.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Startup, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,866 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

waterfall

hiking
flooded
muddy
4 hours ago

If you go the full hike it’s over 9 miles. If you are going to do the full hike, recommend going left at the split up to the rail trail and back around. Small spot was flooded today, have waterproof footwear and good balance, you’ll make it around that spot just fine. Cheers!

hiking
muddy
17 hours ago

Gorgeous trail. We went up the Department of Natural Resources access road instead of the usual trail (go left at the first fork) which was quite a bit longer but a more gradual incline and we didn’t see a single other person. The lake was beautiful and well worth it. Went back on the usual greg ball trail. Well maintained but crowded. We finished at 10.9 miles. Bathrooms at trail head were open and surprisingly clean.

hiking
flooded
muddy
22 hours ago

Trail is not 8.6 miles. View my recording. We finished at 11 miles even

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

Always a great hike. Water volume is high so the falls are roaring!

hiking
bugs
muddy
13 days ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Despite signs saying the park is closed you can still hike. The Almost got faked out by the rangers truck parked by the closed gate, but after reading other reviews about being able to hike I decided to go for it since I drove all the way. Rainy on the way up but cleared by the time I was headed down so the trail was definitely muddy. Aside from that no complaints, well maintained, falls were gushing and beautiful. All around happy I came even with the weather.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, very well maintained. We chose the woody trail to get in the lake and it was beautiful: you could see or hear the water stream all the time. We came back by the same trail to get in the beginning of the trail for the falls. This was another trail very well maintained and beautiful, much more steep than the first one though. We did about 22km with both trails (13.5 miles). Parking lot was closed, but it was ok to park in the road close to it if you kept you car outside of the road (full car out of the white line). The police officer said it was ok to hike, but they were around to make sure people wouldn’t park at prohibited places and mess up with traffic.

hiking
flooded
no shade
1 month ago

1 month ago

early start so no parking problem (park closed) early flowers just starting to show.

hiking
flooded
muddy
1 month ago

Had to park down the road a ways. Water was over the trail in a few spots. One spot required walking over rocks and along a fallen tree to get over it, but easily worth the sweet hike and amazing views!

hiking
3 months ago

Took Woody Trail up. Falls are always breath taking. Did not have any mud until near the lake. Greg Ball is a MUCH better approach the lake this time of year. Started around 1:00 and with lunch stops and 2 breaks, back at 5:45. Parking is as bad as it gets, so be prepared to hike a bit up to the trail head if you don't get there early

hiking
blowdown
flooded
icy
muddy
over grown
rocky
snow
4 months ago

flooded
washed out
5 months ago

hiking
flooded
muddy
5 months ago

6 months ago

*stunning waterfalls right now. *after upper falls the trail up to Wallace Lake Peter's out a bit. You follow white diamonds up to the logging road and on up to the Lake. The actual trail route is underwater about .4 miles below the lake. We followed the logging road further over west near Greg Ball trail and went to the lake from there. *wonderful time to go here with the falls being at their prime....And they are gorgeous.

backpacking
7 months ago

I was at jay lake last night and hiked back down the falls, and it was beautiful. Some rough, rooty, and rocky spots but over all a great trail.

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