We know that the Niagara puts on a mighty, nightly show. But that's not the only waterfall that lights up come dusk. Ladder Creek Falls is a cool waterfall in Washington that turns purple, putting on quite a spectacle every night throughout the year.

The falls located in North Cascades National Park is a very short, 0.4-mile roundtrip, so you won't even break a sweat. The falls meander through woodlands and are accessible through the year, and at all times of the day. 

However, it's the historic light show that kicks off at dusk that leaves people enchanted. You can even stay till 11 p.m. until the park flips the lights out. 

Washington is not shy of waterfalls, one of the largest ones even stands at a mighty 1,328 feet. These falls, however, are tinier in comparison at 108 feet, but just as gorgeous. Nestled behind Newhalem's Gorge Powerhouse, they cascade over three tiers. The surrounding scenery is equally breathtaking. 

You'll have to cross a short, charming suspension bridge that runs across the Skagit River and stroll through gardens and a gentle creek to get to the site. — All lit up with lights! So, even before you get there, you've got some great photo ops along the way. 

You can also bring your pooch along, although they have to be on a leash at all times. 

The show was initially put together by Seattle City Light Superintendent J.D. Ross in the 1920s. One look at these falls, and you'll see why he was colloquially called "The Father of Seattle City Light."

The organization also put in a swanky LED light system in 2008, keeping the magic alive, while caring about the environment. 

Although the falls lights up in rainbow colors, the most prominent of them all is the pink-purple that makes it look royal to the tee and the perfect place to be!

Ladder Creek Falls 

Price: Free

Address: WA-20, Marblemount, WA 98267

Why You Need To Go: You can see a spectacular light show at the waterfall in the night! 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.




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