Waterfalls of Washington

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The state of Washington perhaps epitomizes the personality, climate, and geology of the Pacific Northwest. Indeed, it has got a notoriously wet climate as well as favorable geology for waterfalls thanks to its volcanoes. Many of the falls can be visited in a reasonable day trip from metropolitan areas such as Seattle. However, there are others spread throughout the state, such as in the south near the active Mt St Helens, the west on the Olympic Peninsula, the eastern part of the state closer to Spokane, or even at the state's iconic Mt Rainier.

Perhaps the most famous of the waterfalls in the state is Snoqualmie Falls, which is a short distance further inland from Seattle (which is why it's very popular). Not to be outdone, we have also visited the regal Palouse Falls in the remote southeast region of the state, which we liked so much that we have made room for it on our Top 10 USA Waterfalls List.

While Washington is known as the evergreen state for a reason, we have also visited parts of the state that have managed to defy that reputation. It's surprises like this that make us certain that with repeated trips to this state, we'll be collecting many more waterfall sightings in varied landscapes that will continue to shatter our preconceived notions of what we think we know about the state. Yet it's these humbling moments that make us yearn for travel, and we can't wait to be humbled yet again.

In the mean time, have a look at our humble sampling of waterfalls we've seen so far.

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Snoqualmie Falls

4 Snoqualmie Falls

near Issaquah / near Seattle
Twin Falls

2 Twin Falls

near Issaquah / near Seattle
The Middle Wallace Falls

3.5 Wallace Falls

near Gold Bar
Falls Creek Falls

3 Falls Creek Falls

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Big Creek Falls

2.5 Big Creek Falls

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
The dry Curly Creek Falls

1 Curly Creek Falls

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Madison Falls

2 Madison Falls

Olympic National Park
Marymere Falls

2 Marymere Falls

Olympic National Park
Beaver Falls

1.5 Beaver Falls

Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Falls

2.5 Sol Duc Falls

Olympic National Park
Rocky Brook Falls

2.5 Rocky Brook Falls

Dosewallips State Park
Spray Falls

4 Spray Falls

Mt Rainier National Park
Comet Falls

4 Comet Falls

Mt Rainier National Park
Van Trump Falls

2.5 Van Trump Falls

Mt Rainier National Park
Christine Falls

2 Christine Falls

Mt Rainier National Park
Narada Falls

3.5 Narada Falls

Mt Rainier National Park
Myrtle Falls

2.5 Myrtle Falls

Mt Rainier National Park
Martha Falls

2 Martha Falls

Mt Rainier National Park
Palouse Falls

4 Palouse Falls

LaCrosse / Franklin County

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