Washington State is certainly known for picturesque mountain views and wildflower-covered meadows. Thanks to mountain glaciers and abundant lakes, there’s no need to travel to Hawaii to view beautiful waterfalls. Hikers traverse through alpine forests and along glistening creeks to forge into magnificent cascading waterfall views, all located in Washington. When seeking a photogenic hike, take a hike to one of these top waterfall hikes in Washington.

Wallace Falls
Roundtrip: 5.5 miles
Wallace Falls is a popular, family-friendly located in Stevens Pass. The hike meanders with in an alpine forest with three-tiered views of Wallace Falls. The middle falls showcases the best view. For a challenging hike, continue up the path to upper falls, but the views are not as spectacular as the middle.

Twin Falls
Roundtrip: 3 Miles
Located in North Bend, about 30-40 minutes east of Seattle, is the trailhead to Twin Falls. Expect big pay-offs at this family-friendly hike as visitors watch the falls split into two streams running down the cliffs into the pool of water below. This hiking trail is popular, especially on the weekends. Hikers should expect a busy trail.

Franklin Falls
Roundtrip: 2 Miles
Located in Snoqualmie Pass, Franklin Falls is a perfect hike for those seeking a short hike, or a place to bring children. The trail is well maintained and gently increases in elevation. The falls tower over a small lake and spray fellow hikers with its cool mist. Bring a jacket, the mist is cool.

Sol Duc Falls
Roundtrip: 1.6 miles
Sol Duc Falls is located in the northern region of the Olympic Mountains. This short hike features large views of a 50-foot waterfall plunging through the forest leading down a cliff to flow through the lower tree line. This trail is popular with families and hikers who desire a short, but sweet hike.

Palouse Falls
Roundtrip: 2.0 miles
Located in Eastern Washington, this waterfall encompasses fertile living amidst the high desert climate. When the sunsets, the rays reflect off the canyon walls to enhance hues of colors and create contrast with the sky and water below. The falls is a must-see sight in the Tri-Cities region.

Rocky Brook Falls
Roundtrip: 400 yards
Located in Brinnon, Washington, hiking to this waterfall is a hop, skip and a jump from the street parking. This is perfect for elderly or those who have to push a stroller, but even for the highly active, this is a top attraction. The 229-foot falls gushes from the cliffs above and sparkles atop the rocks and stream below.

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