Wallace Falls State Park, Gold Bar

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This page is maintained by friends of Wallace Falls State Park and is not an official Washington State Park's sponsored page. Wallace Falls has 5 cabins and 2 campsites open year-round. Reservations can be made for the cabins on the state parks website.
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  • Trail is very well kept and the falls are breathtaking. Delightful hike with moderate effort. Very popular hike and for good reason.  more »
  • Spend the extra time and go past the falls to wallace lake! Well marked Trak. Get there early to avoid crowds and bring a swim suit if your adventurous.  more »
  • Love the trail. Very well kept up but lots of switch backs to deal with. Very busy all times of year. Took us 2 1/2 hrs to get to middle falls.  more »
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  • It is a beautiful place for a weekend hike. The total hike to the upper falls is about 6 miles round-trip. The hike to the lower (easy), mid falls(medium) and upper falls(hard) takes around 4 hrs. So plan ahead of time when you go. Take water bottles and some healthy food when you go as there are no fountains in between. Taking protein drinks could be a good idea. Lower falls is okay but mid and upper falls are beautiful. There are two other view points which provide skyline view of the valley if the weather is clear. There is a restroom in the beginning of the trail but didn't see any fountain there as well. There is a enquiry counter at the beginning of the trail where you can also take discovery pass if you don't have one. Parking is free with discovery pass and is also free for everyone on some days. Parking in summers really gets busy. So going early in the morning around 8 am-9am is a good idea. The hike also goes beyond upper falls but is unmarked. But some people who know it well do go up. Have seen some people going for late night camping as well.
  • Amazing!! Family friendly and dog friendly. The first part of the hike is pretty easy/basic but does get more difficult, quite rocky terrain. Beautiful views!! A few places to sit and rest/eat/take pictures along the route. Definitely recommend
  • Love this place! Very easy to hike. There are pretty big parking lot. You will need Discover Pass. The actual hike itself is spectacular. There is so much to be seen here. Plenty of mountainous view, plenty of valley views, and quite a few waterfalls. Trail to the waterfalls follow up the river. Would recommend this hike highly!
  • Wallace falls requires a discover pass to park. the day pass is $10 but I'd recommend the annual pass for $30 if you stay in the area. The hike has two parts - the lower falls and the upper falls. The lower falls is fairly easy to get to and isn't very steep. The upper falls however requires a bit more effort. The view is of different falls and not the same falls. The view is pretty much the same. Bring lots of water. The hike has a lot of switchbacks and is great condition.
  • Beautiful falls. It took us longer than expected but is worth it. Not too much sun shines through due to the dense forest so we were able to stay cool during the hike. I recommend to go at least up to middle falls, the lower falls is just too far.
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