Wallace Falls


Day Hike - Wallace Falls

A Nauralists day hike to Wallace Falls with a close look at mosses and ferns.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

Meet at 145th P&R just north of 145th North and entered from 5th NE on the east side of I-5. Meeting time 7:15 am. Eastsiders can meet at the Bothell P&R just about 1/2 mile west of I-405 on 522 at 7:30 am. Please e-mail me if you do not intend to meet at the 145th P&R.

The Wallace Falls trail is a great place to see a variety of mosses and is blessed with very good views of a set of three waterfalls. Our pace will vary but will be moderate between a number of stops to observe mosses. The trail gains a fair amount of elevation and is fairly steep at times. I expect to make it to the top of the highest falls at a distance of 2 miles from the TH.


Wallace Falls

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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