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Ladder Creek Falls

North Cascades National Park, WA
+1 360-854-2589
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Absolutely loved this waterfall and trail.

This is a very short and easy hike to some amazing scenery and a beautiful waterfall. Next time we... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
Jade M
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Camas, Washington
First Stop, Easy Walk

If you enter the North Cascades Highway from the Concrete end, one of the first major features... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2017
dmresource
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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“short walk” (5 reviews)
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North Cascades National Park, WA
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

This is a very short and easy hike to some amazing scenery and a beautiful waterfall. Next time we visit we plan to go back at night. They light up the trail and waterfall at night, as it sits directly behind a power station. The...More

1  Thank Jade M
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

If you enter the North Cascades Highway from the Concrete end, one of the first major features you'll come to on the Hwy 20 is the Gorge Dam. you can see the dam and bridge from the highway, but take a few minutes to park...More

1  Thank dmresource
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

You can see it from the parking spot. But if you open for a short walk you can see it in full glory from the trail on the opposite side.

Thank Anna G
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Neat falls through the rocks. Definitely worth some time walking through. Even a good on a rainy day!

Thank Del368
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

Walk across a pedestrian suspension bridge (not scary) and up a hill behind a power plant to a nice waterfall. Pretty spot in the daytime. Kind of far from most places to stay unless you are camping.

Thank Harold W
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

I lived with my parents for about 12 years in the town of Newhalem, WA while growing up through the 1950's to the early 1960's. This area of Whatcom County was a bit of heaven for a young boy growing up with the fishing, hunting...More

2  Thank James P
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Reviewed November 26, 2016

Short walk to view these beautiful falls and cascades. Stay until dark because they light them up and the colors are so beautiful.

1  Thank Rita J
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

We've driven through Newhalem dozens of times and have never stopped. We really did not expect much so were pleasantly surprised at the nice walk, pretty views, cool information center, and clean bathrooms. We went during a rainstorm so the waterfalls and streams were particularly...More

2  Thank SueBW
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

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.

Thank anshumanansu
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 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.

Thank sfisher25
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lilypad2017
January 24, 2017|
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Response from kgoodwil | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry that I missed this question. We stayed in a hotel in Mazama, WA (Mazama Country Inn). We were coming from Idaho so we stayed on the East side of North Cascades National Park. We traveled East to West on Hwy 20... More
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glacierw0man17
September 9, 2016|
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Response from Tulika_sac | Reviewed this property |
Trailhead is at the George Powerhouse in Newhalem,right after the Newhalem Visitor center, if you are driving from Marblemount towards Ross lake Parking lot is next to the dam, park and walk upto the suspension bridge... More
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