CHS 1 Hike - Wallace Falls Loop

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Wallace Falls Loop

We will hike the newer Greg Ball Trail which is longer than the classic Wallace Falls route. Enjoy three beautiful waterfalls just outside Gold Bar. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at the Wallace Falls Trailhead Parking lot at 8:00 am ready to hike.  See Hello Hikers email a couple of days before the hike for exact meeting location in teh lot. This is a classic NW hike and the parking lot fills fast, even on weekdays. 

There are no technical skills required. Poles optional, but recommended. 


Wallace Falls

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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