Washington is home to dozens (and dozens!) of breathtaking waterfalls, but some of the most spectacular cascades in our state are secluded and not as well known. But these little-known cascades are all quite fetching, and deserve to be enjoyed and admired, too! If you’re up for discovering some of the many hidden gems in the Evergreen State, here are 10 hidden waterfalls in Washington you’ve got to check out. Let’s go chase some waterfalls!

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Are there any hidden urban waterfalls in Washington?

If you walk around Pioneer Square in Seattle, you'll come across UPS Waterfall Garden Park. The very definition of a hidden oasis, this urban waterfall is an absolutely enchanting place to sit and enjoy lunch or a cup of coffee. The man-made falls drop 22 feet over natural granite boulders, making for a beautiful sight to behold. A total sensory experience, the sights and sounds of this glorious little cascade will totally sweep you away from the busy streets of Seattle to your own little waterfall locale!

What are some beautiful places to visit in Washington?

One of the best ways to explore the beautiful state of Washington is to visit one of the many parks. From well-known national parks to under-the-radar state parks, Washington has no shortage of dedicated areas where you can learn about wildlife and interact with nature in the most unforgettable way. Bonus: many of these beautiful parks in Washington are also home to stunning waterfalls, too!

What are some must-visit waterfalls in Washington?

The waterfalls in Washington aren’t only breathtaking, but they are all impressive and larger-than-life. We have falls that drop hundreds of feet in multiple tiers, rivaling places like Niagara Falls, in fact! Located near Washtucna, Palouse Falls State Park is the gem of Eastern Washington. The park's highlight is the 198-foot waterfall surrounded by dramatic cliffs. (To put it in perspective, Niagara Falls is only 167 feet high!) In 2014, Washington designated Palouse Falls as the official state waterfall, and it's really one of our state's most dazzling crown jewels. Of course, it's by no means the *only* glorious cascade in the Evergreen State; Comet Falls is a showstopper that drops 320 feet and will totally take your breath away. And in case you're wondering, the tallest waterfall in Washington is Colonial Creek Falls (and the tallest waterfall in the continental United States!), which drops a staggering 2,568 feet.

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