While we've heard people complain about how much it rains in the Evergreen State, there's more than one reason to be thankful for it. — It makes all 2,000 waterfalls in Washington gush with an abundance of water. Each of them comes with its own quirks too. Like this unique one, you can walk right into it!\nThe Little Mashel Falls Trail is an easy, 5-mile roundtrip hike that can be accessed through the University of Washington Pack Forests trail system near Eatonville.\nYou can go on this excursion year-round as it's snow-free and there's no entrance fee.\nThere are two different trailheads you can take. One of the paths is through the Pack Forest. You'll have to follow yellow diamonds on trees to stay on track.\nThe other one is through Eatonville’s Bud Blancher Trail which is rockier, requires you to cross bridges, and is unmarked in certain places.\nBoth of them will allow you to get close to three cascades originating from the Little Mashel River.\nThe Lower, Middle, and Upper Falls are different in their own right. The highest or "upper" falls drops into a gorge with boulders at 120 feet, gracefully sliding into a veil as it does.\nView this post on Instagram The best views come after the hardest hike💙 - - - - - - - #explore #explorepage #exploring #waterfalls #summer #friends A post shared by Mya💧:) (@myaa.johnsonn) on Jul 21, 2019 at 6:07pm PDT\nThere is a cave-like feature on the bottom rung of the mossy cliff where the water flows into. This access point allows you to hike into the waterfall at times. This is usually during the summer.\nIt's also a popular plunge pool, so you'll find several people stopping by for a swim or to have a cool picnic spread.\nThere are no garbage cans here, so packing-out what you pack-in is the way to go.\nView this post on Instagram Washington is a Gem A post shared by Joshua Knutson (@josh.knut) on Sep 7, 2019 at 8:41am PDT\nDuring winter and spring, the water is known to have 20 times the amount of flow — so you'll see a massive 60-foot wide waterfall exploding its way over the cliffs too.\nThe rocky-road trail can get muddy and slippery due to the sprays of water, so it's recommended you wear shoes with a good grip and carry a set of dry clothes.\nThanks to the volcanic mountains and the weather, Washington is full of powerful rapids, and this one is high up on our summer to-do lists.\nView this post on Instagram little hike with my favorites 💛 A post shared by nat dye 🤍 (@nataliedyee) on Aug 14, 2019 at 9:18am PDT\nLittle Mashel Falls Trail\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: Approx. 5.3-miles roundtrip\nAddress: Eatonville, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: This rewarding hike will take you behind an actual waterfall!\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming at/visiting Little Mashel Falls, you check the most recent updates on potential safety hazards, security, water quality, and closures. The waterfall ledge is slippery and steep and has led to incidents in the past. If you do plan to visit the location, respect the environment and stay safe.