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Wallace Falls State Park

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Address: Gold Bar, WA
Phone Number: 3607930420

This 4,700 acre park has excellent mountain views.

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Great hiking park

The star of the park are the three major tiers of Wallace Falls - take the Woody Trail up to see them at several interesting and beautiful viewpoints. If you are interested in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cliff S
Lynnwood, Washington
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Lynnwood, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The star of the park are the three major tiers of Wallace Falls - take the Woody Trail up to see them at several interesting and beautiful viewpoints. If you are interested in a longer hike, keep going up the Woody Trail to the DNR road just up the hill and walk along the road to Wallace Lake (great swimming... More 

1 Thank Cliff S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an easy hike. The falls were beautiful. There were many wildflowers on the trail along with ripening blackberries. Took an hour or two. A $10 Daypass is required to visit.

Thank TravelBob78
Saint Louis, Missouri
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91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decide to hike to Lower Falls. Signs about 100 feet apart listed it as 1.4 and 1.7 miles. We walked until we got to the 2 mile mark and saw nothing. Maybe we missed a turn off or something. Check with a ranger before you start the walk. There is a fee to enter the state park.

1 Thank Bill A
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wallace Falls is the quintessential Pacific Northwest destination packaged up for individuals with a variety of skill and health levels. If you're a local it is certainly a good idea to purchase a State Parks parking pass with your vehicle licensing renewal ($30/year for 2 vehicles) as the $10 parking fee is in play on most days. From the parking... More 

1 Thank themolitors
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park. Hike can be light or a more challenging one depending if you go to the Lower Falls only or if you decide to go all the way up to the Upper Falls. Trails are well taken care of. We arrived around 7 am, and the parking lot was almost empty. We hiked all the way... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area definitely stop and check out Wallace Falls it's a great view. You can't go wrong checking it out my teenage boys really enjoyed it hiked the trails it was a fun time for all.

Thank Pete W
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I was determined to do something outdoorsy on my recent trip to Seattle. I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather and not pass out due to heat stroke on a hike. After doing some research, I decided on Wallace Falls because it wasn't that far of a drive from our hotel in Sea-Tac. The drive on a Sunday... More 

Thank Kimberly C
Kenai, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

GO EARLY. By 10am, the very large parking lot had just 2 spaces left on a rainy Saturday. I can’t imagine how full the parking lot would be if it the weather was better. When I left the park at 2:30pm, people were overflow parked illegally on the roads outside the park. You’ll need to buy a State Parks DISCOVER... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We hiked up to the lower falls and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There were quite a few people on the trail, but everyone was polite. The trails are clean and it's easy to stay on course. The falls are gorgeous.

Thank SandKTacoma
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Stayed in the cabins for several days while climbing at Index and hiking the surrounding areas. The cabins were spacious, clean, close to the bathrooms(which were well kept) and had the wonderful surprise of having hot showers, which I definitely needed after climbing all day. Did a early morning hike to Wallace Falls and had the place completely to myself....was... More 

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