Wallace Falls


Day Hike - Wallace Falls Loop

This fine loop trail gives you scenery, mileage, and some elevation gain, with the bonus of being hikeable year-round. Start by wandering along the Wallace River as it tumbles down from the famous falls. Get your pictures of the falls, then continue your hike by including the large forested Wallace Lake. Return through a green shag carpet of moss, sword ferns and hemlock.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,550 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,850 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph or whatever is comfortable for the group

Meet at 8:30 by the signboard at the trailhead.  Wallace Falls is a state park, so Discover Pass is required.

The forecast is for rain, but there might be some snow near the top.  If so, we will discuss whether to proceed onto the loop.  Come prepared for some snow, but if there is ice or otherwise a need for microspikes, we'll turn around.


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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