Enjoy a day out in Washington at Snoqualmie Falls. This 270-foot waterfall beckons a visit for its enthralling views, easy trails and Native American heritage. The best way to enjoy this wonder is right after a downpour when the waterfall’s spray is fuller—adding to the mystical vibe. Train lovers should also hop on an antique train ride to the top of the waterfall. Beside the falls, there are other interesting sites to visit like the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum and Snoqualmie Depot. You can also pamper yourself with a luxe stay at the Salish Lodge & Spa. – TripadvisorSee more..
The Spokane Falls are situated along the Spokane River, which runs through downtown Spokane. If you are in the city, I highly recommend visiting the park and the area surrounding the falls. If you do make it to the park, it is worth a trip down to the falls for some pretty views and relaxing sounds of rushing water. The falls were also the site of one of the first hydroelectric plants ever constructed and have remained a source of power for the city ever since. Although there isn't a public tour of the current plants, there are some artifacts from previous water turbines that were in use in the area on display. The Spokane Falls are really pretty looking. I highly recommend taking a stop for some pictures or to just enjoy the atmosphere of the area.See more..
It's a 5 minute walk to the falls on a short paved trail, so it's practically roadside. The falls are pretty & it's well worth a stop. There are picnic tables and restroom facilities at the trailhead & a nice view of the Elwha River across from the parking lot.See more..
4.5Narada Falls(180 reviews) - Narada Falls is always a great site to visit Waterfalls
We came up on Sunday and saw way too many visitors there, the next day it was just perfect. A beautiful hike to see it from below. Slippery and muddy in spots, but perfectly fine with any kind of shoes.See more..
Take the time to make this stop. The turn off leads to a gravel road that you’ll take for about 1/4 of a mile down. Great views from the bridge. Then walk down to see the falls. They are massive & beautiful!! It’s a short walk down. Short Natural trail with lots of roots & uneven terrain.See more..
These falls were once larger than Niagara.See more..
4.5Rainbow Falls(94 reviews) - Stunning falls! State Parks • Gardens • Waterfalls
A beautiful waterfall in the Stehekin area.See more..
4.5Merriman Falls(86 reviews) - One of the best roadside water falls I've ever seen. Spent < 1 hour Waterfalls
We finally found this treasure. Took a ton of pictures and painted a beautiful image with acrylics on wood. Amazing any time of the year. Next to the road so easy access. So much moss. Just a stunning place.See more..
This is one you HAVE to Stop to actually see it. You get a glimpse as you pass but only a very small portion. This Fall starts way up & continues with a few falls and goes under the bridge & farther down. Great viewing area of the lower section off of the parking lot. Path down has steps, but it’s a short walk. The main upper portion you view from the bridge. Lean over if you can to see the dramatic fall take it’s plunge downward.See more..
One of the bestttttt views of Mt Rainier ! Wowow . We were just amazed with this view ! The only issue is the space of this viewpoint ! It’s pretty small and u r almost pushed out of ur spot , if u try to take 5-6 pics ! It’s about a .5 mile walk from visitor center and it is worth it . There is a small walkway / step to the viewpoint . There are soooooo many people there trying to take a pic . Yeah . It’s toooooo crowded on weekends and summer days ! It’s still worth the view . Beautiful view of the falls with Rainier at the background . Tough to take strollers ! Loved it overall See more..
We almost didn’t stop not realizing the Ladder Falls were here. We took the foot bridge across, not the big bridge one you see first. Take the one farther back. The Gorge was/is the Hydroelectric plant and at one time held a massive garden along the creek/falls behind the Gorge. Go up behind the Gorge and wander through what once was Beautiful gardens. It has a very tropical feel of bygone days. Take the stairs up once you get to them. The view from above & size of the falls are stunning. We wandered all the way around to the bridge to cross back over.See more..
if you are driving through the Northern Cascades this is a must see. The parking lot leads to a short, easy trail with overlooks above the lake. Cross the road and walk on the bridge for a great view of the thunderous falls.See more..
Took a day trip up towards Stevens Pass and found this interesting gem along the way. Parking lot was closed due to COVID19 but several areas to pull off along the highway. Be careful, traffic is zooming by. Easy walk on groomed trail and stairs down to viewing areas. Pedestrian bridge crosses creek to other side to walk under highway bridge. Very fast flowing creek in wet season. Short nature trail also here down to main river. Well worth the stop when passing through.See more..
4.5Twin Falls(37 reviews) - Fantastic Waterfall in Three Sections Spent 1-2 hours State Parks • Hiking Trails • Waterfalls
We hiked to Twin Falls while visiting the area. Part of Olallie State Park, the trailhead for Twin Falls is off 159th street. Note that a discovery pass is required to park at the trailhead. From here, it's about 1.5 miles on a moderate trail to the beautiful waterfall. When approaching the waterfall, there is a spur to the left that leads to a viewpoint of the lowest drop. At over 100 feet, it's really impressive. We visited during low water, so more of the rock was exposed and I thought it was just fantastic. Back on the main trail, it's a short ways to a bridge over the river with a view of the middle drop. A little further up the trail is a view of the upper section of the falls. We found a scramble path from here that led down to the base, but needed to use a rope for the final descent. Overall, a really great waterfall that was more impressive than I expected.See more..
4.5Murhut Falls(18 reviews) - Gorgeous water falls after short slightly uphill hike! Hiking Trails • Waterfalls
An absolutely gorgeous waterfall that is an extremely short slightly uphill hike of about a tenth of a mile after leaving a gravel paved parking lot following an asphalt paved walking path. A must see and highly recommendedSee more..
Bunch Falls is roadside waterfall near Lake Quinault, just inside the boundary of Olympic National Park. There's no parking area, but enough room for a couple vehicles to pull off on the side before the bridge. The water level was low when we visited, but it was still a nice waterfall and worth a stop. In low water, it was easy to scramble around on the rocks. Definitely worth a stop if driving the loop drive around Lake Quinault.See more..
We camped at site 3, ethereal surrounding. I never wanted to leave!Minutes walk from the Lower Falls, and river access above with amazing swimming holes. Wish I had more time to explore the area. There is tons to see around here. Only con was I almost lost my breakfast while trying to use to potty. The smell of ammonia & sewer was overpowering:(Other than that amazing location, and the waterfalls are Washington’s finest!See more..
4.5The Gardens at Stillmeadows(7 reviews) - Unquestionably the most extensive private garden in Cowlitz County Spent 1-2 hours Gardens • Waterfalls
My first two visits this year left me wanting to see the fall colors at the gardens and to see how the gardens have transformed into their autumn colors. Wow, I certainly was not let down! So peaceful and serine! Each garden bed had it’s own personality and drew me into a relaxed and peaceful state.See more..
4.0Mima Falls(6 reviews) - Great hike Spent 2-3 hours Waterfalls
Flat level hike that's great for kids and adults. There are lots of opportunities to extend your hike with lots of loops. Watch out for horses horse poop bikers And bears just kidding. Falls are pretty cool but small.Social distancing was not an issue.See more..
5.0Spray Falls(6 reviews) - Beautiful views - the last .8 uggh Spent More than 3 hours Waterfalls
Trailhead is at the end of Mowich Lake Road in Mount Rainier National ParkSee more..
You can find Clear Creek Falls just down the road from the summit of White Pass heading east. This a great, scenic place to take a break from driving, Even on a gray rainy day, the falls were still spectacular. There is an easy, short, paved, flat trail to a partial view of the falls. If you want a better view, the trail gets a bit trickier, but it is worth the effort. You still don't see the whole thing, but almost. There are some interpretive signs about the area. If you're a waterfall lover, this is definitely one to stop at.See more..
4.0Cherry Creek Falls(3 reviews) - Great hike for hot summer days Spent 2-3 hours Hiking Trails • Waterfalls
My hiking group of 7 ladies, aged 55 - 75, enjoyed this cool shady woodsy hike in mid July. Enough up and down to make it a good workout, but not overly strenuous. The beach area at the falls was very refreshing. Finding the right trail among many side trail possibilities was a bit of a challenge, but the trail description posted on the WTA website was helpful. Trekking poles were helpful for the stream crossings. Note - very limited parking, mostly along the road, with tow-away zones signposted.See more..
2.5Dog Creek Falls(3 reviews) - One of the most easily visible waterfalls on Highway 14 Spent < 1 hour Waterfalls
Dog Creek falls is located just off the highway East of Stevenson, WA. Because it is so close to the highway, it is easily visible from the parking lot, though deserves a walk up to see it closer. There is a short trail from the parking lot/pullout to the 30 foot falls which run year-around. There is a pool below the falls ideal for swimming. There are no tables, but it is a cute spot for a picnic. There are no facilities at the site - pack it in, pack it out.See more..
5.0Cascade Falls(3 reviews) - Wow - great hike, beautiful forest, scenic bridges and falls Waterfalls
Even on the last weekend of January, when it was cold (40 degrees) this was a great experience. It rained - it's a rainforest - but the trail is gravel, not muddy. There is some elevation. Park on South Shore Rd adjacent to the bridge that crosses the creek. The trail follows that creek, crossing it a few times, with some scenic wooden bridges that each one is a photo opportunity. You know you're heading to the falls because you hear the creek the whole way. We are in our 60s and this was a 1-mile hike to the falls. The trail goes on further, but we chose to turn back and return. There were no benches or seats anywhere, but if you bring some plastic to stay dry there are likely always fallen logs. Be prepared to climb over logs if they have fallen and the trail hasn't been cleared. I'll post photos taken only from the parking lot to the falls.See more..