If you are looking for a new and exciting change to your regular summer swimming routine, definitely add Rocky Brook Falls in Washington to your list! The secluded waterfall and swimming hole are perfectly picturesque and set to be a great spot to spend an afternoon in the sun.  

Located a little over two hours outside of Seattle, Rocky Brook Falls is at the end of a very short hiking trail.

The "hike," which might be best described as a nature walk, is only 0.3 miles long, so it's considered to be very kid and pet friendly. 

It's also free to visit too.

If you are looking for a quieter afternoon or some privacy, a weekday might be a better time for you to visit.  

Not only is the waterfall beautiful, but it's a dreamy "emerald" color.

That's because the falls are a part of a hydroelectric plant in the area, meaning it uses power from the waterfall to convert into electricity for the coastal town of Brinnon.

Rocky Brook Falls is "among the tallest of the front-country waterfalls found on the Olympic Peninsula" and falls from 229 feet. After you enjoy the views of the stunning sight, the swimming hole awaits, but be careful!

The water is cold, so maybe dip your toe in before fully taking the plunge.  

If you decide to make an afternoon or a weekend trip out of it, you can make the trip to Union, Washington. It has lodging options as well as boat trips along the Hood Canal.

There are tons of options for sailing along the canal, which is one of Washington's only fjords.

So grab a friend, the kids, or a dog, and hit the ole dusty trail.

Rocky Brook Falls

Price: Free

Address: 2405 Dosewallips Rd., Brinnon, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can chase a beautiful waterfall and take a dip in the jade swimming hole.


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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