Waterfalls in Washington
Washington Waterfalls were the byproduct of a region of the United States with a notoriously wet climate as well as favorable geology for waterfalls thanks to its volcanoes. In fact, the state of Washington perhaps epitomizes the personality, nature, and overall feel of the Pacific Northwest. While it’s known for a legendary alternative rock scene, there’s enough Nature out here within a reasonable day trip from the metropolitan Seattle area to really balance out those more well-known city attractions. In fact, it’s this ability to quickly get out into Nature that really attracted us to the sights here, and we tend to seek them out whenever we make trips to the state (usually to see family and friends).
Now while the wet climate and abundance of waterfalls in the state are well documented, what was surprising to us was that we managed to find other Washington Waterfalls spread throughout the state in more drier climates. Such realizations defied the reputation for rain that earned its nickname as the “Evergreen State” with Seattle as the “Emerald City”.
As you can see from the map at the top of this page, there was definitely no shortage of waterfalls that we were able to survey. Among the waterfalling highlights were Palouse Falls in the drier eastern part of the state, Sol Duc Falls on the Olympic Peninsula, and the well-known Snoqualmie Falls. We also experienced some dramatic waterfalls in Mt Rainier like Spray Falls, Comet Falls, Narada Falls as well as Myrtle Falls among others.
Some of these waterfalls even managed to crack our Top 10 USA Waterfalls List.
Julie and I are 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.