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Best Trails in Wallace Falls State Park

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Want to find the best trails in Wallace Falls State Park for an adventurous hike or a family trip? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, biking trails, running trails and more. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. Ready for your next hike or bike ride? We've got you covered, with trails ranging from 163 to 636 meters in elevation gain. Whatever you have planned for the day, you can find the perfect trail for your next trip to Wallace Falls State Park .
Description

Known for its lakes and waterfalls, Wallace Falls State Park is a hiker’s utopia. This park features miles of trails with some leading towards Wallace Falls, which showcase three tiers of water rushing down timber and rock. Hike alongside the shoreline of Wallace River to see the beauty of the waterfall at its lower, middle, and upper viewpoints. Wallace State Park also provides scenic views of Jay, Wallace, and Shaw Lake. Want to make your trip longer? Stay in one of the first-come first-serve tent sites or rent one of the parks cabins. This park also provides picnicking areas equipped with kitchen shelters and tables. Take note that most tables get occupied quickly during the summer months. Other recreational activities that can be done here include: wildlife viewing, mountain biking, and rock climbing. During the winter, visitors can snowshoe. Wallace Falls State Park accepts the annual Discover Pass, if not there is an automated pay station to purchase a day pass.

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Map of trails in Wallace Falls State Park , Washington
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Park information
Area:
558 hectares
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
(360) 793-0420
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Top trails (5)
Wallace Falls via Woody Trail
#1 - Wallace Falls via Woody Trail
Wallace Falls State Park
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Length: 8.0 km • Est. 3h 1m
Located roughly an hour from Seattle, Wallace Falls makes for a great family-friendly day hike. The route is scenic the whole way, as the Woody Trail meanders along the Wallace River, through lush vegetation. Don’t let the elevation gain scare you, much of it occurs later in the hike, between the Middle and Upper Falls. You can go as far as you like before turning around. The hike is very popular, so it’s best to get there early, especially on weekends. A Discovery Pass is required at the trailhead. There are bathrooms and water fountains here. From the parking area, start eastward along the well-signed trail. The trail briefly becomes steep as you depart from the river. After almost two miles, you’ll come across the start of the falls. Wallace Falls is actually a set of nine different cataract waterfalls. You’ll first come across the Lower Falls, then Middle and Upper, as you continue to climb. If you’re feeling tired or have children in tow, turning around at Middle Falls is a good idea. This area has some of the best views, and continuing to Upper Falls is a substantial climb. Whenever you’re ready, turn around and return the way you came.Show more
Wallace Falls and Wallace Lake Loop
#2 - Wallace Falls and Wallace Lake Loop
Wallace Falls State Park
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Length: 17.9 km • Est. 5h 53m
Wallace Lake Via Woody Trail and Greg Ball Trail
#3 - Wallace Lake Via Woody Trail and Greg Ball Trail
Wallace Falls State Park
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Length: 14.2 km • Est. 4h 53m
Railroad Grade Trail
#4 - Railroad Grade Trail
Wallace Falls State Park
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Length: 7.6 km • Est. 2h 15m
This is a nice wide dirt path that weaves through the woods.Show more
Wallace Falls Loop
#5 - Wallace Falls Loop
Wallace Falls State Park
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Length: 20.4 km
There are no bikes allowed on Greg Ball Trail. If you have a bike, you will have to complete this route as an out and back. Show more