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Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
Phone Number: 360-854-2589
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Beautiful falls, very easy and doable

This is a very easily accessible falls, it a short walk and a few steps. The view is nice and is a very short stop. Highly recommended for anyone passing through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very easily accessible falls, it a short walk and a few steps. The view is nice and is a very short stop. Highly recommended for anyone passing through.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From dusk to midnight, the power company lights up the falls in color. It's beautiful! We went first in the day, then we went back at night. A short climb and worth it.

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Sacramento, California
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These falls are close to Newhelm North Cascade NP visitor center, a short walk through well maintained garden leads to these beautiful falls. Although walk s short but has several stairs to climb. We were here during day and realized falls are illuminated during night, courtesy of Seattle city lights, which seemed like an interesting sight so if you are... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were solo when we enjoyed the hike through Ladder Creek Falls. We could see where there could be lots of people to come through and enjoy the hike but we enjoyed the time we spent here alone. We crossed the suspension bridge to get to the start of the trail. We enjoyed views of the creek as we climbed... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We happened to find out there was a ranger led tour 1 hour before the lighting of the falls, and since we were planning on visiting the lighted falls we went with the group. Some history was provided by the tanger, not sure how often this is put on. The falls themselves are really really big and thunderous, worth going... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This was behind the power plant, across a bridge and up about 100 steps. Partially obscured by plants, rocks and the fence, you can only get a good photo of one section. Looking back at my photos this one turned out better than I initially thought. The pictures of the light show on the falls look cool.

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Located along the North Cascades Highway (WA-20), near mile marker 120, on the eastern end of Newhalem, Ladder Creek Falls is accesses via a 0.4 mile (0.6) loop trail that has some steep stairs in places but is not too difficult. The trailhead is next to the Gorge Powerhouse and is reached by crossing the Skagit River via a suspension... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ranger, Eric guided us along the falls at night and taught us about the history of the area and the man behind the attraction. It was an easy hike - even the kids liked it

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Federal Way, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A whole garden and park has been developed around the falls behind the Gorge Powerhouse. Much of the 1920s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair but the trail is lovely and peaceful and even on a hot day, it is cool in the woods. Well worth an hour.

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

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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