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Nooksack Falls

Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #9 of 33 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Waterfalls
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

On your way to Mt Baker in Northwest Washington is a dirt road pull off and after about a half mile a bridge and a parking area. If you can navigate uneven ground, go across the road and work your way to the fall noise that you are hearing. After your short hike you will be rewarded with a great... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is one of the shortest hikes on the route to Heather Meadows and deserves a stop. Had a little trouble knowing if we were at the right place, so make sure you have a decent map to help you get there. We stopped at the information place in Glacier and the person there was very helpful.

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Bellingham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

In late May, there was a lot of water (glacial melt) flowing over the falls. Later, in September, the flow was only a fraction of what is was in late May. Parking at the falls is limited and a bit tricky to navigate. Definitely worth stopping to see if you are on traveling on the road toward Mount Baker.

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Butte, Montana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

If you are heading up to Mount Baker this is a wonderful place to stop and see. The falls are beautiful and a great place to take pictures. Plus it's free!!

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Bellingham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you are heading up to Mt. Baker, be sure to stop at the Falls on the way up, as the turn is on the right and a bit hard with trafic and angle coming back. It's a wonderful falls, but be careful to stay withing the fenced area, as several have slipped in. Free.

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is a short drive from the Mt Baker Scenic Route to see Nooksack Falls. The walking path is a little tricky through gnarly tree roots and steep up and downs. The vantage point views from about the halfway mark of the falls. You can barely see it fall into the ravine. Look for a rainbow affect on the rock... More

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Biglerville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Picture a ravine with a fall that goes, goes down 80+ feet surrounded by majectic trees. The walk from the parking lot is short but tricky, but the overlook views are awesome.

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Located on the road Mount Baker and worth the short walk. Guard rails are there for a purpose do not cross over and try standing on the edge.

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The short access road to the falls is right off Mt. Baker Hwy, and it's an easy walk to the observation point. It's true that there is not much else to do here but gaze at the falls, but what a sight; it is truly mesmerizing! There is a good hiking trail right along the Nooksack at Horseshoe Bend, right... More

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Cheney, Wa
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12 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Well worth a quick stop on the way to Artisan Point. The dirt road is a bit pocked, but going slow alleviates the bumps. The falls are essentially 50 yards from where you park. The path is a bit tricky with rocks and tree roots, but again like the road, slow and steady wins the race. The falls--of course--are gorgeous...

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