Wallace Falls


Day Hike - Wallace Falls

The emphasis for this hike will be on moss and lichen identification, and on looking for early signs of spring, as well as enjoying a lovely northwest river and falls views. This is a naturalist trip where we will stop frequently for moss identification. If the weather is nice enough we may go over the top and return by the Greg Ball trail (an extra 2.5 miles).

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

 Meet at 9:30 AM at the trailhead in Wallace Falls State Park. 

If you are interested in moss identification, and/or  have taken the moss identification workshop, this is a great refresher and learner, since Gary Brill and Stewart Hougen are co-leaders.  Mask wearing is mandatory on this hike.


Wallace Falls

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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