Wallace Falls


Day Hike - Wallace Falls

Wallace Falls is a great place to observe old growth forest and mosses. This is a Mountaineers Naturalists trip.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft

Meet at a small P&R 1/2 mile south of 145th entered from 5th NE on the east side of I-5. Meeting time 9:00 am. Please e-mail me if you do not intend to meet at the aforementioned 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 and forest scenes. 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 2.7 miles from the TH.

This is a good review for those who took the moss class the previous couple of years. Documenting what you see is the best way to learn mosses and a camera is the best tool. The moss chart created for the class can be sent by e-mail enclosure, or previous class students would want to bring their class book. A 20x or 30x loupe is strongly suggested.


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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