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Address: Bellingham, WA
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Quick hike, lovely view

This is worth the brief trek off the road. Be wise and mind the warnings to stay behind the fence. The view is gorgeous. The water color is aquamarine, possibly from copper in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Oronoco, Minnesota
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Oronoco, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is worth the brief trek off the road. Be wise and mind the warnings to stay behind the fence. The view is gorgeous. The water color is aquamarine, possibly from copper in the area.

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Renton, Washington
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189 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

For years we have heard about these falls but never seen them. So we went to see them on the way up the mountain. Beautiful! There is a lot of history about them which we had not known; they had been used for electricity for Bellingham for years. And… they are very dangerous! Note the warning signs, and see those... More 

Thank RonandJoan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The access road off the highway is a narrow , windy dirt road downhill . A couple of spots you are warned that it is one lane , but for most of it is it wide enough for 2 vehicles to pass . The parking lot looked full with about 10 cars parked there . I'm not sure if there... More 

Thank Skwiki
Seattle, Washington
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

If you are traveling up or down the Mt Baker Highway east of Bellingham, Nooksack Falls is an easy stop along the way. Its twin cascades drop 88 ft into a narrow gorge filled with moss and ferns. The falls parking lot is located about 1/2 mile down a well packed gravel road off of the Hwy 542 in a... More 

1 Thank GoAlong2
Ferndale, Washington, United States
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The falls are a great place to visit and photo taking. Trails are around for short hikes as well as fences for your protection. The drive down is steep and dirt and can be muddy if raining. Wear tennis shoes or solid footing. Hard for elderly to walk on trails but can walk on bridge and still have nice view.

1 Thank Heidi W
south jersey
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108 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It was well worth the drive from Bellingham to get to the falls. Once there you park and take a short, easy walk to the falls. The sounds hit you first, then the cascading water. It is beautiful.

Thank genelieb1
Bellingham, Washington
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182 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good waterfall on the way up to Mt. Baker. It's worth a stop at the falls, but not a special trip just for this. Its around a 45 mile trip from Bellingham proper.

Thank Andrew S
Oak Harbor, United States
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15 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is one of our family's favorite places to visit whenever we come to camp in the area (usually once or twice each year for 10 days or so). We've caught many trout just north of the Falls--but be warned, the terrain is quite dangerous, so go up a way and never go alone. No one survives going over these... More 

Thank M B Y
Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

It's always great to be reunited with the falls. Highly recommend this stop! It was muggy hiking in this August heat. But the falls gave relief on the way down.

Thank Nimbostratusdweller
Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Just off the road to Mt. Baker and easy to get to. Fenced for protection it is beautiful. Enjoyed the scenery.

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