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Another great falls!

We really enjoyed this waterfall. As the name implies, it's "ladder", as you see different ones... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Sherry C
Unique historic trails along impressive falls

The Ladder Creek Falls was a surprising find just off North Cascades Highway near the Skagit... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

We really enjoyed this waterfall. As the name implies, it's "ladder", as you see different ones along the climb. We would love to see this at night, as many say it's very pretty when it's lit up - and I have to believe that's true....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sherry C
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The Ladder Creek Falls was a surprising find just off North Cascades Highway near the Skagit Information Center. There is plenty of parking around the area; consider parking at the Skagit Information Center for information, bathroom facilities, and the Skagit General Store. A short walk...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank raharrington85
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Absolute beautiful scenery in this area. Highly recommend ....also need to check out Lake Diablo. The colors and backgrounds are breathtaking

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank luvthecubs
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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank picklepedro_
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

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank dmresource
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed August 15, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Del368
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Harold W
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

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank James P
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Rita J
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January 24, 2017|
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
September 9, 2016|
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