Sunday, December 13, 2015

Wallace Falls 12-12-2015

Four Mount Baker Club members ventured out to Wallace Falls State Park located off Hwy 2 in Snohomish County to check out this incredibly scenic trail.  The tall cedar trees, lush moss and high volume of water rushing down Wallace River did not disappoint!  The route was easy to follow and offered a wide variety of viewpoints along the way. 

We paused for photos at the Lower, Middle and Upper Falls.  Additional photos were taken at the Valley Overlook and along the interpretive trail.

As we emerged from the forest canopy on our return we encountered significantly more rain and substantial wind.  Neither were abundant under the protection of the Cedars.

Round trip was about 6 miles and about 1,800 feet of cumulative elevation gain (I think the gps profile image is overstating the cumulative elevation gain/loss).

The Wallace Falls State Park is located just outside the little town of Gold Bar.  A Discover Pass is required for parking at the State Park.  Dogs are allowed but must remain leashed at all times.

















Check out the list of upcoming hikes hosted by the Mount Baker Club by visiting the Mount Baker Club Activities Page.

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