Little Mashel Falls

A short, year-round 5-mile round trip hike with 500 feet of elevation gain in the University of Washington's Charles L. Pack Experimental Forest. This hike takes you to three spectacular waterfalls!

getting there

The entrance and gatehouse of the Charles L. Pack Experimental Forest in on SR 7 just east of the intersection with SR 161, south of Eatonville. 

on the trail

There are more than one way to access Little Mashel Falls. From the Pack Forest entrance, it's 5 miles round trip and 500 feet of elevation gain.


  • A map is available at the gate house and at
  • There are a variety of trails and roads.  Horses and mountain bikes may use some of the trails and roads. Motorcycles and vehicles can use the main gravel roads.
  • Hunting is allowed away from the campus.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • 1,100 ft
  • Land Manager: Pack Forest
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 8
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • see Land Manager

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