Wallace Lake Via Woody Trail and Greg Ball Trail

MODERATE 84 reviews

Wallace Lake Via Woody Trail and Greg Ball Trail is a 9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Bar, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2057 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Located two miles northeast of Gold Bar, Wash. in Snohomish County. Park address: 14503 Wallace Lake Road Goldbar, WA 98251 From the west: Take U.S. Hwy. 2 (Steven's Pass Highway) east 12 miles from Monroe to Gold Bar. Once in Gold Bar, follow the signs two miles northeast to the park. From the east: Take U.S. Hwy. 2 west about 43 miles from the summit of Steven's pass to the town of Gold Bar. From town, follow the signs two miles northeast to the park.

hiking
1 month ago

Breath taking views of the falls gorgeous hike ! Stop deforestation

hiking
3 months ago

Nice Hike, when arriving to the lake I couldn't find a good spot but after looking a bit more I found a bench right in front to the lake, and also a small beach, which is nice to have a swim.
The trail once you start the the Greg Ball path it is pretty much alone, I only saw like 6 people.

This lake is worth but only if you find a good spot. I found the bench and the small beach, the beach is right in the other side of the lake from the bridge. (from the bridge go the the left, stay in the path close to the lake, and a few feet before Jay Lake 1 mile indication you will see a small rocky path to the lake )

backpacking
5 months ago

It was a nice hike to the lake. Wish there was a spot to get closer to the water.

hiking
6 months ago

Parking lot is small. If it's full, there's more parking about a mile back from the way you came in. A bit of a bummer unless you want a good warm-up before you even get to the trail. I was pleasantly surprised that the Women's restroom was actually....dare I say....clean. The trail itself was pretty busy (we went over a holiday weekend so that was expected) and the views were absolutely beautiful. Once you go through the "hikers only" gate it's nice and shady with lots of little stops with a few stairs to head down in case you'd like to get closer to the river and even dip your feet in if you so choose. We hiked up to the Middle Falls only because my husband and I weren't sure if we'd be able to tackle the difficulty of the trail from the Middle to Upper Falls.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail, had a few bathrooms along the way too. Even saw a black bear on the forest service road at the top. Luckily he didn't see us and we were able to back up and go back the way we came from. Overall great hike and great scenery.

hiking
6 months ago

Really nice hike. Variety of waterfalls and tons of places for a dog to easily drink. The only reason I give it 3 stars is because I've done tons of hiking, so my standards are pretty high but anyone who hasn't seen much might consider this a 4 star hike.

I highly recommend going to the end (Top of Upper Falls)

hiking
6 months ago

Truly stunning when you get to the top. Crowded on nice days but the trail is really well maintained so there's plenty of room. Great for all people, isn't too hard to make it to the first waterfall, but going all the way is truly rewarding.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail. Scenes are really great. Wallace fall are spectacular and forest is nice. Middle fall view is the best! It has three level, easy moderate and hard. I recommend at least hike to middle fall. You can also find lots of chipmunks asking for food. Hike road is a little narrow so if there are lots of people, it is annoying to always wait.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice medium level hike with the last .5 mile more of hard level to the upper Falls with sharp slippery rocks. We went on a nice rainy day via the woody trail and the views were breathtaking.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice medium level hike with the last .5 mile more of hard level to the upper Falls with sharp slippery rocks. We went on a nice rainy day via the woody trail and the views were breathtaking.

8 months ago

Wallace Falls + Wallace and Jay Lake are cool spots. The logging road is meh.

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

Hiked with my two small dogs on a Friday. I met only one person on the greg ball trail and 6 persons around the lake.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Made it all the way to the upper falls and it was gorgeous!!

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

great exercise and awesome views!

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Officially the first hike I do every year. Got a late start and didn't get to the trailhead until 10 which equaled a full parking lot. There's a property 1 mile back down the road that will charge you $10 to park there. Nice bonus if you want a little warmup before you head up. Consistently solid trek and you're only sun-exposed for the 2 miles from upper falls to the lake on the fire road, so easily bearable on a hot day.

hiking
Friday, May 20, 2016

Great hike except for the crushed rock the last .5 mile to the lake.

camping
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Great place to camp. Found some pretty cool waterfalls while hiking around the Wallace Lake area.

hiking
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Nice, easy early season hike with multiple options to increase/decrease mileage. We did the DNR road up-great views and much longer at 6.5mi up. Decided to go woody trail down, a total of 11.5mi RT & 1700 elv gain.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Relaxing hike just right for an afternoon get-a-way! Easy to moderate hike and I'm a sucker for a beautiful lake at the end of the trail!

hiking
Friday, January 08, 2016

Love this, especially in winter. It gets decent snow, but isn't dangerous to hike.

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