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Address: Stehekin, WA
Activities: Hiking, Biking
Description: A beautiful waterfall in the Stehekin area.

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High waterfall, colored by fields of wild flowers an easy access and a great viewpoint

It is a 3.5 mile easy walk from Stehekin landing or a 30 minute travel with the shuttle. Great views of a high waterfall (~300ft) surrounded by fields of wild flowers. there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It is a 3.5 mile easy walk from Stehekin landing or a 30 minute travel with the shuttle. Great views of a high waterfall (~300ft) surrounded by fields of wild flowers. there are 2 view points - one to the road drive level and another with a mild elevation trail to the upper waterfall. wonderful and refreshing views (especially on... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the big attractions in Stehekin and if you are there you must see it. You can get there by: 1) bus - takes 5 min, 2) renting a bicycle at $5/hr - takes 15 min, 3) walking - takes an hour if you are a "walker". There are advantages and disadvantages for each of these modes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful cascading glacial melt. Worth the trip. Take the National Parks Service bus from the Stehekin landing for easy access to the falls.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was one of the few falls we've visited where you can get quite close up safely with just a short walk from parking. The spot at ground level was absolutely beautiful with some nearby seats where we could sit down and just enjoy the ambiance. Our girls chose to climb up to view the falls from a higher perspective,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We travelled to Stehekin with our dog and were unsure if pets were allowed on the tour/shuttle buses to Rainbow Falls, so we just planned to walk from the landing. It was hot (99 degrees), but very doable. It's about 3.5 miles to the falls (7 miles round trip). The bakery (Stehekin Pastry Company) provided a nice break in the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You can get here via a tour bus for $10 or a shuttle bus for $14 round trip. You can walk the 3 1/2 miles or better yet, rent a bike. The falls are a few hundred feet of the road and are quite dramatic. The intrepid can jump right in at the base!

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Ely, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

After biking 9 miles from High Bridge on one of the hottest days, Rainbow Falls was a welcome cooling and so beautiful to view. Beautiful fall!

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Eagle River, Alaska
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Take the guided tour or hop on the park service bus to see this wonderful waterfall. Hike up to the top using the stairs or a gradually inclined walkway for those who have trouble climbing. We took a picnic lunch, sat in the shade and listened to the roar of the water. The mist from the falls keeps the nearby... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Red bus drops you off and there is a dramatic view of the falls from the sign post. It is a very short walk to the overlook. Don't miss it. Easy for kids.

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Marion
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Couldn't make an overnight stay in the Stehekin valley fit into my schedule, so settled for a day trip by ferry and a bus ride to Rainbow Falls. I have seen a lot of waterfalls in my life and wasn't sure if this one would live up to all the online hype. Saw a couple waterfalls pouring into the lake... More 

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Address: Stehekin, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Stehekin

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