Wallace Falls


Day Hike - Wallace Lake

Preference to Olympia Conditioning Hiking Series course participants UNTIL August 5. CHS students, message me and I can put you on the roster.

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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

 Meet EITHER at Martin Way Park and Ride at 7:00 a.m., or at the trailhead at 9:45 a.m.  I am starting this one a little later because we'll have plenty of daylight.  I will be driving and can take 3.  

This will be moderate pace.  We will take the side trail to Wallace Falls on the way back if there is time. 

Driving directions:  From Everett follow US 2 for 28 miles east to Gold Bar. Just before Milepost 28 turn left onto 1st Street (signed for Wallace Falls State Park). Proceed for .4 mile to a four way stop. Turn right onto May Creek Road and continue for 1.5 miles to Wallace Falls State Park and trailhead.  The trailhead is at the park entrance.    


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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