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“Beautiful Falls” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nooksack Falls

Nooksack Falls
Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #11 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Type: Waterfalls
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Everett, WA
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“Beautiful Falls”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

These falls are just a few minutes off the highway and are quite beautiful. It is an ideal stop on your way to somewhere else, but not really worth the drive if you're coming from a distance. We drove 2 hours from south of Everett just to see the falls and perhaps hike. The trails aren't really good and the falls, however picturesque, are mostly hard to see. There is a fenced area that gives you a partial view, but this is at best, a 10 min stop. The drive in from the highway is a hard dirt road with plenty of potholes, I would not recommend a low riding car. It is a single lane road, so be prepared to stop and dance with oncoming traffic. Parking is limited.

Visited September 2013
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Pennsylvania, US
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“Amazing falls and walking trails near Mt. Baker”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We almost missed these but were so glad that we listened to the Chair 9 person who told us to stop. The Falls are very close to the parking lot and easily reachable by a simple trail. Even at the end of the summer, there was lots of water flowing and we got great pictures. There are also some trails leading through the woods if you want to do a little additional hiking before heading towards the Mt. Baker summit.

Visited August 2013
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“Breathtaking !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The 5 minute drive, on a gravel road, off the main highway is well worth it. The parking area is located just before the bridge that crosses over the Nooksack River. From there it is short walk downstream to the viewing area for the falls. Be careful though as the rocks can be slippery because of mist from the falls. Once at the viewing area you are treated to a spectacular view of the falls and far below the confluence of Wells Creek and the N. Fork of the Nooksack River. If you have small kids the area is fenced for safety. Don't go outside the fenced area !

Visited April 2013
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Houston
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“a nice little 15 minute diversion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The view is pretty decent but, as safety is a huge concern here, there are chain-link fences near the edge. It is a VERY short walk from the parking area, which is less than a half mile off the main road. The falls are massive and quite breathtaking. It takes only about 5 minutes to get down to the parking area from the main road, about 5 minutes to see the falls, and another 5 to get back up to the main road, which is why I think you shouldn't miss it!

Visited August 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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“nice stop on the way to Mt Baker”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is more of a drop in spot for me, I always make a stop here when taking guests to Mt Baker. But really never stay for more than about 15 minutes. Easy to find, nice view of the falls, adequete parking

Visited June 2013
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