With all due respect to TLC, chasing waterfalls is a pretty great pastime here in the Pacific Northwest. Washington is home to hundreds and hundreds of known waterfalls, but many of them lie at the end of some pretty treacherous trails. Luckily, there are plenty you can access with not much effort at all. These six waterfalls are particularly easy to access, so you can bring your entire family along! Have you ever caught yourself wondering where the best waterfalls in Washington are located? Well, this list should help.

Work some local waterfall hikes into your schedule; they’ll make you appreciate the unique beauty of our beautiful state! Which of the best waterfalls in Washington are your favorites? Tell us about them in the comments.

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Best Waterfalls In Washington

What are some of the best waterfall hikes in Washington? 

Some of the best waterfall hikes in Washington include the following:

  • Woody Trail, which leads to Wallace Falls. It’s located about an hour outside of Seattle, so it’s easy to reach. Find that hike at Wallace Falls State Park in Washington.
  • Twin Falls Trail in Olallie State Park is just two and a half miles long and features a series of large cascades.   


How many waterfalls in Washington are there?  

There are more than 100 waterfalls in Washington, many of which are accessible by road, bike, or foot. Some require grueling, long hikes, and others are so easy to reach that one can simply pull up in a car and walk a few feet. The tallest waterfall in Washington, Colonial Creek Falls, is also the tallest waterfall in the continental United States, dropping a total of 2,568 feet over the course of 13 individual drop-offs. Other waterfalls in Washington that are of note include the legendary Snoqualmie Falls, which is easily the most famous waterfall in Washington. Check out these hidden waterfalls in Washington.

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