Wallace Falls Trail

MODERATE 707 reviews

Wallace Falls Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Bar, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1833 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Wallace Falls is set of nine different cataracts in all which are well worth the hike up. The hike is short enough for a day time picnic outing. But, be prepared to get a little exercise as it is a 1200 foot elevation gain up to the falls. On the trail, you'll find many examples of Cascade regional flora and fauna as well as some old growth forest. The trailhead is easy to find with public bathrooms and drinking water available. The path and well marked with bridges and nicely railed vista platforms to view the falls. There is also a covered picnic area when you reach the bottom falls. It is recommended to only take kids that are over 4 years old or very athletic. A lot of people stop at the picnic area to turn around and go back. However, if you hike the next mile, you'll get to see all of the upper falls which are quite beautiful. The one problem with this trail is that it is very popular and you will encounter others along the way.

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I loved this hike so pretty

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1 day ago

Good trail. Come early in the morning when there is less people.

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4 days ago

Great family hike! The hosting station has a small fun bag for the kids. Don't underestimate it though, pack a small amount of trail mix and 2-3 bottles of water.

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9 days ago

Nice hike. Waterfalls were beautiful and decent amount of shade on the trails. Starts out easy but as you hike to the middle and upper falls lookouts, the switchbacks are steep and you get a decent workout.

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Thie trail is easy and well maintained anyone can do this hike. There is not that much water in the waterfalls but still good views

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17 days ago

Excellent moderate level hike. Viewpoints are breathtaking.

17 days ago

Cool trail good exercise definitely a work out carrying a 2 year old

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