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Chasing Washington's Best Waterfalls

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The Pacific Northwest is blessed with amazing waterfalls. Although the Columbia River Gorge is often hailed as the waterfall mecca, there are plenty of incredible cascades to explore in Washington's interior. Whether it's a quick day trip from Seattle or a weekend getaway across the state, Washington has you covered with plenty of these iconic natural beauties.

Franklin Falls

It's a quick 2 mile roundtrip hike to this scenic 135 foot waterfall. Learn More.

Palouse Falls

Palouse Falls with it's 198 foot drop is known as Washington's State Waterfall. Learn More.

Sholes Creek Falls

It may not be easy to reach, but this 2-tiered (62 ft. and 103 ft.) waterfall is well worth the challenge. Learn More.

Lazy Bear Falls

Head into North Cascades National Park for this 2-drop 74 foot waterfall. Learn More.

Snoqualmie Falls

A short walk from the parking area let's you get your shot of this 270 foot waterfall that's almost 150 feet wide. Learn More.

Bridal Veil Falls

It's a short drive on Highway 2 to see streams of water running down a 100 foot rock face. Learn More.

Racehorse Falls

Racehorse Creek is broken up into four distinct waterfalls that drop a total of 140ft through a relatively shallow gorge. Learn More.

Wallace Falls

Access to Lower, Middle, and Upper Falls make Wallace accessible for both beginners and experienced hikers. Learn More.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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