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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 1 week ago
Sherry C
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Wadsworth
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
raharrington85
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a beautiful waterfall!!! The history of the falls and gardens is interesting and the old lighting fixtures that are still there are pretty neat, too. The falls are accessed via a suspension bridge. There is an old fountain that was cool even without water in it. The gardens are small, but pretty. There are a ton of stairs to go to the falls. Wear appropriate shoes and don't give up!!! I met a woman on the way down who was ready to throw in the towel and she was just a few steps away from where it became amazing!!! With a bit of encouragement, she kept going. The higher you went, the better it was!!! It is worth it!!! If you don't like stairs, there are switchbacks, too, but I would just take it slow if you need to and use the stairs. It is a bit quicker and you have the bonus of looking at the water the entire way.

3  Thank Gailsgmom
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went to this attraction late at night on our bus tour in August without any expectations. Crossed a suspended bridge and walked up the path. The falls are lit with colored lights that change on several levels. It was awesome! I would love to go back again and again. Just stand there and soak up the feeling.

1  Thank MotherHubbard123
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Ladder Creek Falls is a really neat place to stop and do a short hike. There is a long suspension bridge that you have to use to cross the river to get to the falls. The bridge is great as you can stop and look for salmon in the river if the fish are there. When we stopped on the bridge you could see lots of large salmon just relaxing in the river. Once we got to the other side there is a short loop trail with stops at some of the water falls. It is really nice and cool by the falls and it made for a good place to stretch our legs!

1  Thank JstLv2Crz
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

About a 1/2-mile loop trail, with stairs, providing wonderful views of the waterfall plummeting into the narrow channel. From the parking area, the trail is reached by a suspension bridge, from which it is sometime possible to see salmon in the shallow water.

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Ladder Creek Falls are a spectacular set of waterfalls carving smooth pathways into the rock and pounding down with such intensity they create their own cool micro climate. The falls are small, compared to some of their North Cascades neighbors, but their grotto-like location and the lush vegetation immediately around them give the place a tropical feel.

The hike is short, but full of stairs. On the way is a wooden bridge to nowhere. Walk across for great views of mossy rocks and the rushing creek.

The surrounding gardens and pools are run-down and rather sad, but the stop is definitely worth if for the the falls.

2  Thank Melinda B
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