The Evergreen State is a magical playground for those that cherish the outdoors. While out you're there, it's not uncommon to come across a cascading fall. But if you want to find one spot with two waterfalls at the same time, we know just the place: The Moulton Falls in Washington

Located in Yacolt, this 5-mile roundtrip hike will take you through the Moulton Falls Regional Park, which is home to two cascading waterfalls — the Moulton Falls and the Yacolt Falls. 

Since it's flat with an elevation gain of only 250 feet, it's rated as a fun and easy hike. Dogs are allowed on leashes and it's accessible throughout the year. 

There are several trails that lead you to this spot, so make sure you snap a picture of the map at the trailhead in the parking lot. Parking is free and you don't have to pay for entry either.

The trail is picturesque, as it's sandwiched between mossy boulders on one side and the Lewis River on the other.

You can step on to the rocks that were formed by lava flows from volcanoes many moons ago, and stop to sit on them while you're on your journey. 

This hidden getaway is paved with stone stairways that run through a forest filled with big leaf maples, alders, cedars, and Douglas firs. 

It leads to an iconic wooden bridge straight out of a storybook that'll probably dominate your Insta feed for days. 

If you step out on to the rocks on the left of the bridge, you can see the roaring Moulton Falls.

The trail to the right of the bridge leads to the Yacolt Falls, which may only be 28-feet tall, but is beautifully complex with all of its naturally-carved crevices.

The pool of water by the foot of the falls also doubles as a splash-pool in summer.

There are plenty of picnic tables — some by the banks of the river even, so make sure you pack a pretty (filling) lunch and drive here on a weekday to avoid the crowds. 

Washington is a dream place to chase waterfalls, and if that's your hobby, consider heading to this hidden pool that'll make you feel like a water nymph, one that turns purple or a breathtaking sight that cascades from 1,328 feet!

There's even one in our very "little Grand Canyon." 

Make sure you bookmark them for summer 2020 because it'll be here before you know it. 

Moulton Falls & Yacolt Falls 

Difficulty: Easy

Length: Approx. 5-miles roundtrip

Address: 27781 NE Lucia Falls Rd, Yacolt, WA

Why You Need To Go: A very Instagrammable bridge will take you to two of Washington's hidden waterfalls. 


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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