CHS 2 Hike - Wallace Falls Loop

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Wallace Falls Loop

Enjoy three beautiful waterfalls just outside Gold Bar. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.9 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Meet at 7:30 AM at the Monroe Park and Ride.

Trailhead: Wallace Falls Parking Lot

We'll be hiking to upper Wallace Falls which will include stops to the lower and middle falls. The route will start with us taking a direct route to the upper falls and the way back will include a detour along a railroad grade trail. This way the way going up will be bit harder while keeping the way down a bit more gradual at least for part of the hike. 

After the hike we'll stop to eat an early lunch/snack. The current plan is to probably stop by a nearby restaurant (suggestions are welcome).

Route/Place

Wallace Falls


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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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