Wallace Falls Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Bar, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Beautiful, well-groomed trail up to a beutifull series of waterfalls 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.
Great moderate hike for all ages. There are plenty of beautiful "stopping points" where you could turn around and head back and you won't make you feel like you missed out on a "destination". It can however be crowded on weekends in good weather so I would advise going on a weekday or even in some light rain (mostly tree covered) in order to beat the crowds!
Beautiful views and a nice trail to hike.
Not too difficult, take bike path to main trail but I suggest keeping straight to go down the woody trail on your way back ❤️