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Ladder Creek Falls

North Cascades National Park, WA
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice stop with a small accessible trail. Must see if travelling along Hwy 20. Small trail loop with benches and well kept stairs.

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Bellevue, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a great hike that doesn't take a lot of time, but you get to learn about how the falls generate electricity. The trail is well marked and has a lot if good viewpoints along the way.

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Seattle, Washington
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166 reviews 166 reviews
45 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Beautiful, serene location with well maintained trails and viewing bridges as well as amazing gardens all around. Ladder Falls is on the Seattle City Light Gorge Electrical Plant ground in Newhalem but it is anything but industrial. Once you cross the Skagit River on the suspension bridge the the foot of the falls, you forget the power plant and are... More

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phillipsburg, nj
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A little steep on spots and of course it is slippery so careful when holding on to the railings. The grade was nice and so was the beauty of the falls. he old light posts were still there so history is kept!!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews 142 reviews
105 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

need to stop and see the falls and the garden. was here at 8 PM and No One was here so we had the place to ourselves. Loved the serenity and quiet ( loved the sound of the waterfalls)

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Sioux City, Iowa
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145 reviews 145 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My husband & I recently visited this falls while in the Pacific Northwest. We weren't quite sure what to expect, as the area is not really well marked & it is right at an electrical power plant site, but the short hike was well worth it! Several steps & bridges allow some wonderful views & mist of the falls. I... More

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Acton Massachusetts, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Took a trip here from the nearby campground on our one night in the area. I was pleasantly surprised that we all enjoyed the falls, even our 14 year old son. It is definitely worth your time if you are in the area at night. Bring a flashlight in order to read the signs.

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Kalama, Washington, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
40 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I didn't think I'd enjoy this short little stop nearly as much as I did. It is gorgeous and peaceful. We went on Labor Day so my husband was very disappointed that the Gorge Powerhouse visitor center wasn't also open which means we'll just have to visit again! We really want to go at night. This place was so pretty... More

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Billings, Montana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a beautiful waterfall!!! The history of the falls and gardens is interesting and the old lighting fixtures that are still there are pretty neat, too. The falls are accessed via a suspension bridge. There is an old fountain that was cool even without water in it. The gardens are small, but pretty. There are a ton of stairs... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went to this attraction late at night on our bus tour in August without any expectations. Crossed a suspended bridge and walked up the path. The falls are lit with colored lights that change on several levels. It was awesome! I would love to go back again and again. Just stand there and soak up the feeling.

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