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Trail was surprisingly empty. Lower trail is in good condition, not very muddy, lots of fallen leaves. There are several stream crossings. As you go up its a quick transition to snow, not icey. We used micro spikes which made the snow easy to maneuver through.

9 days ago

very enjoyable, but Defintely plan for headlamps if hiking in the fall, because it gets darker quicker.
Refreshing Hike to be on.

beautifully scenic trail.

19 days ago

Beautiful waterfall views throughout hike. One of my favorites I’ve done in Washington. The last third of it gets steep but there are a few benches if you need breaks. We camped at the cabins they have the night before and really enjoyed the whole weekend.

This is a well-kept, beautiful trail. The climb from the middle falls to the upper falls is tough - an excellent conditioner. In the first mile, there is a beautiful stretch by the river. The river and falls are great! Lots of nice viewpoints and benches to sit on. Will be doing this hike this winter as a conditioner for next summer - hope I can stay in shape! Lots of dogs on the trail, including mine.

I did about 15 hikes this summer and this might have been my favorite. Absolutely beautiful. Went last Tuesday. You start off going through the forest which reminded me a little of the Hoh Rain Forest with all the moss. I decided to hike up to the Bridal Veil Falls first. It was slippery getting up there (used my cross-trainers) as the trail was mostly rock. But the view is incredible. The falls are much bigger in person then the photos suggested. I then continued on the main path to Serene Lake. It was pretty steep in some sections but wasn't as bad as I thought. Mount Si is definitely harder. The trail does get slippery at the end as you get closer to the lake. Lake Serene is incredible with Mount Index behind it. I enjoyed this view way more then Frozen Lake. The reflection and clearness of the water was incredible. After an hour I headed back down. Be careful because the trail is very slippery rock when heading back down. But just an incredible hike with incredible views.

Went on 10/29/17 to Wallace Falls trail, hiked to the middle falls. Experienced the magical fall foliage. This was our first time at Wallace, and while I imagine it's always beautiful, it was spectacular with fall foliage. Trail was in great condition. It's clear that a lot of WTA work has gone into making this trail accessible and comfortable. Arrived about 11:30am, started our hike around 11:40, took a bit less than 2 hours to get to middle falls and back with several stops for photos/breaks. Great hike to work up a bit of a sweat, enjoy scenery throughout, without being too strenuous. We are new to WA and this was a great hike to start us off.

22 days ago

Absolutely beautiful and a lot of fun. Brought my kids age 4 and 6 years- it was a little more than a 4 year old is happy with but my 6 year old was great. I like the uphill on the way out for my kids as it makes coming back easier. The fall colors were great and highly recommend.

Breath taking views of the falls gorgeous hike ! Stop deforestation

25 days ago

29 days ago

Stunning views, photographers dream. I went around 11am on a Saturday and woooooweeee it was PACKED. Definitely recommend sticking with a very early morning to avoid hoards of families if you’re looking for peace and quiet