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Best trails in Gold Bar

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Looking for a great trail near Gold Bar, Washington? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Wallace Falls State Park or Olallie State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Marckworth Forest or Fisher Creek Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Gold Bar ranging from 2.4 to 8.5 miles and from 469 to 2,998 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Gold Bar
Top trails (10)
#1 - Wallace Falls Trail
Wallace Falls State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
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. 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 is 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. This trail is very popular and you will encounter others along the way. Discovery Pass is available to purchase at the visitor booth at the entrance to the trail ($30 for the year or $10 for a day). This is required.Show more
#2 - Lake Serene Trail and Bridal Veil Falls
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
Note: As of May 2020, the parking lot has reopened but the restrooms are still closed. There is a 15$ fee for parking if you don't have a pass. Lake Serene is an alpine lake nestled in the Cascade mountains of Washington State. Lake Serene Trail is a popular hike within the Mount Baker Snoqualamie Forest. The trailhead can be accessed off of Mount Index Road near Stevens Pass. Make sure to get an early start in order to get a parking spot at the trailhead. What the trail lacks in length, it makes up for in elevation gain. The first mile and a half winds across a well manicured and slightly inclined path, at the end of which you can choose to go another mile on Bridal Veil Falls Trail to Bridal Veil Falls or another two miles to the main trail to Lake Serene. The extra mile is certainly worth the side trip to see the falls. One you have returned to Serene Lake Trail, the two miles to the lake traverse a large climb, through a series of long, wooden steps, rocky passages, and switchbacks. Approximately 1.4 miles into the lake trail, you will encounter a very steep grade. Once you reach the lake, you will be rewarded by the stunning blue lake is that is clear, cool, inviting, and surrounded by high ridges and remnants of the previous winter snowfall. Find a spot along this gorgeous lake to eat lunch and take a rest. From the lake, you can also cross a log bridge and take a short trail that will take you to a large, smooth rock named "Lunch Rock", where you will find people relaxing and jumping into the lake. When you are ready, return via the way you came. This is a great hike and a must see destination that will greatly satisfy your sense of adventure and search of natural beauty. A Northwest Forest Pass is required.Show more
#3 - Greider Lakes Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 29 m
#4 - Evergreen Lookout Trail
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
Climb a mountainside bursting with fall color to a fire lookout and commanding views of Central Cascades peaks. Hike to a forest lookout with commanding views of Central Cascades peaks.Show more
#5 - Lake Isabel Trail #1080
Wild Sky Wilderness
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 5 h 8 m
This hidden gem involves hard work to locate and travel through. First part is steady switchbacks of uphill gravel, then you get to the actual trailhead. The trail is overgrown, travels over rough terrain and a lot of uphill work. Be sure to use GPS to follow along route since the trail will be hard to follow especially in the last section as you make your way closer to the lake. Different color ribbons mark different paths, follow those.Show more
#6 - May's Creek Trail
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Please be aware that the Google Maps directions are incorrect. Turn onto 429th St Southeast and the trailhead is at the end of the road.Show more
#7 - Mount Persis West Ridge Trail
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
#8 - Clearcut Boulders
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19. Easy hike with nice views of the mountains. The trail leads to some great boulders, so bring your crashpads!Show more
#9 - Wallace Lake Via Woody Trail and Greg Ball Trail [CLOSED]
Wallace Falls State Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 53 m
#10 - Road 6310: Jumpoff Ridge Trail
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 49 m