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 Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area or Mount Pilchuck State Park, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Gold Bar ranging from 2.4 to 11.5 miles and from 469 to 3,366 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

forest

views

dogs on leash

river

bird watching

nature trips

running

wildlife

Gold Bar, Washington Map
VIEW FULL MAP
hiking
19 hours ago

Short to medium hike, the trail was muddy but not snowy (on 1/20). Some of the steps can be high, and on the way down some of the rocks are slippery. Easy hike overall as long as you keep your footing. Views of the falls were nice but small viewing areas and pretty heavily trafficked even mid January.

hiking
muddy
22 hours ago

beautiful hike. would do it again.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 day ago

Beautiful trail through a PNW lush forest with gorgeous waterfalls! There are 3 major falls and I'd actually recommend extra traction to reach the 3rd one. I used micro-spikes and many people mentioned they wish they had brought some as well. It was a bit muddy/snowy/icy/slushy and the last portion of the trail was covered in snow. The trail is overall in great condition. A tree very close to the trail recently got uprooted and you'll have to cross the hole where the roots were, but nothing hard. For a more experienced hiker this trail is on the easy side, but beginners might find it difficult.

hiking
1 day ago

A little slush and tiny patches of mud here and there, but definitely nothing to be concerned about. You might consider some extra traction depending on your comfort level, but definitely not needed today. Not overly crowded which was nice. Each of the Lookouts at the Lower and Middle were very peaceful.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
1 day ago

hiking
icy
muddy
1 day ago

Great trail. Murmur of flowing water all along was a great experience. Just need proper shoes as it van get slippery at places. Loved the falls .

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 day ago

What a great trail! Complete winter wonderland! It is a little challenging with snow, ice, mud and a mix of all of these in patches but with the hiking shoes and walking sticks, it is completely manageable. Our tiny poodles did the whole trail all on their own, so, yeah, its very doable!

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Muddy trails. Snow in patches

hiking
icy
over grown
snow
1 day ago

Couldn’t make it to the lake or the falls :( we saw people with snowshoes that had turned around w/o making it also. Snow was waist deep at the point we turned around.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 days ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 days ago

We had a rare treat today. We got to hike this beautiful trail in the snow! There was one large tree down causing a rather large hole in the trail where the root ball once held steadfast. So proceed with caution. The snow varied in depth from about 5 to six inches to almost nothing. With the freezing temps, ice will definitely be an issue tomorrow with the slush that melted today. Gorgeous and well worth the trek. I've hiked this trail many times in the past just never in the snow! Amazing!!

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

Always a good hike, moderate in difficulty if you are a beginner hiker to get to the upper falls. Could fall into the easy category if you are a seasoned hiker. The trail had absolutely no snow on it today 1/12. Light rain in the morning however most of the trail is cover by thick canopy. By the top we were pretty wet but nothing miserable. On the way down about a half mile from the parking lot we were hit with a freezing rain blizzard and snow started to pick up quick.

blowdown
flooded
icy
muddy
snow
9 days ago

Attempted this morning (1/11) and had to turn around at the bridge just past Lake Serene/Bridal Veil fork. Pouring rain plus a foot or two of powder meant slushy hell that was exhausting with just boots and useless spikes (could maybe be better with snowshoes...??). I've done this hike 4 times and have never seen the trail in this condition; fallen trees over the path from recent windstorms and branches falling all around (and on) you from the rain melting snow off the trees. Wasn't a horrible day and ended up being a good workout since we were breaking trail, but ultimately decided it wasn't safe to keep going as we figured the trail would only get sketchier and it took us well over an hour just to get to the bridge. 5 stars since this is usually a fantastic trail, just ran into a mix of bad conditions today.

Load More