Wonderful Washington: Silver Falls is a hidden gem (PHOTOS)

Jan 29 2020, 11:04 am

With rainbow stones and an accessible path, Silver Falls is undoubtedly one of the prettiest waterfalls that our state has to offer. One look at the crystal clear water and colorful rocks, you’re going to want to dip right in.

The falls are accessible year-round and are perfectly picturesque.

For your own safety, please make sure you are prepared before heading out on your next adventure. Information on how to prepare for your trip and stay safe while on your hike is available from waparks.org and parks.wa.govAlways remember to leave no trace, pack out what you pack in, stick to designated trails, and refrain from feeding wildlife — and please note that irresponsibly taken selfies (even if they look great for the ‘gram) can be fatal

 

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Where is it?

Silver Falls is located in Mt Rainier National Park, a mere two-hour drive from Seattle.

 

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How do you get there? 

Enter Mt Ranier National Park on the east side, parking at the Ohanapecosh Visitors Center. From there, hike 1.25 miles, following the Silver Falls trailhead.

What’s there? 

The Silver Falls trail is a short loop that’ll take you past springs and near to the rushing waters of the Ohanapecosh River. Your hike will take you over numerous mossy footbridges and through the open forest before you overlook the Ohanapecosh River and it’s crashing falls.

At the falls, feel free to take a dip in the water, but be warned: it can get pretty cold!

 

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