Walk Behind A Waterfall For A One-Of-A-Kind Experience In Washington

Is walking behind a waterfall on your bucket list? You’re in luck: There’s a beautiful hiking trail in Washington that will allow you to get a behind-the-scenes look at the falls. It’s called the Little Mashel Falls Trail, and it’s located near Eatonville in the Mount Rainier area.

But first, a word of caution: If you go, do not try to access the falls from the Alder Cutoff Road. People have died from slipping on rocks from the trails on that side. Instead, enter from Highway 7. Follow the yellow diamonds on the trees and signs for the UW Pack Forest. Even the “safe” trail can get slippery, so be very careful. The trail is moderate at best, and it’s not recommended for young children. Older children who have hiked before might enjoy it.

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We’ve got some seriously stunning waterfalls in Washington. Have you taken our ultimate waterfalls road trip yet?