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Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
Phone Number: 360-854-2589
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Ladder Creek--Worth the Climb

My second oldest brother was a senior engineer with Seattle City Lights. During an unfortunate visit to the area for his funeral services, we found a little light at the end of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Warren, MI
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Warren, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My second oldest brother was a senior engineer with Seattle City Lights. During an unfortunate visit to the area for his funeral services, we found a little light at the end of the tunnel. The North Cascade Forest is so serene and beautiful. We went to check out the falls during the day, but the next night, I had to... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Seattle City Light has done a great job of restoring this area with gardens, pools and waterfalls. It is lit at night which we are anxious to go back and see.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This waterfall is in a hydroelectric complex run by the Seattle City power company. They have restored the original walkway to it with lights, not only on the path but also colored lights on the falls at night. It's actually quite nicely done.

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

this is pretty close to the North Cascades Visitor Center and will be to your right when you are driving east from Concrete. Right next to an electrical power station, there is a cute little suspension bridge to cross the water and then a short (~0.5 mile roundtrip) hike through the forest along a few stairs to reach a spot... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I spent hours exploring Ladder Creek Falls one evening and the next morning I went back to visit it again. Such a small area, but so much to do. Seeing the falls light up at night is "not to miss"

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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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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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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Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
Phone Number: 360-854-2589
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  North Cascades National Park

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