Did you know Washington has more waterfalls than any other state? As if we needed another reason to gawk at our unique corner of the world.
If you have yet to step away from your busy life and take in the natural wonders, this is your sign. Whether you're looking to pack up the kiddos and take them to an easy trail, or if you're up for a challenge, there's no shortage of options. I personally flock to any secluded body of water that makes me feel like a fairy nymph, but you can choose your own adventure. Here's a breakdown of some waterfalls outside of Seattle, complete with pros, cons, and logistics.
Wallace Falls. Wallace Falls State Park is a photographer's dream. It's a dramatic, three-tiered waterfall that flows into little secluded pools (Brave the ice-cold waters, it's worth it. YOLO!)
Sol Duc Falls. If you find yourself on the peninsula, consider venturing into the temperate rainforest to see Sol Duc Falls. You will be surrounded by lush old-growth forest and there's even a hot spring resort nearby!
Bridal Veil Falls. This hike is a photographer's dream. Accessible, with few switchbacks, and lots of forest biodiversity.
Snoqualmie Falls. Snoqualmie Falls is downright Legendary. On this trail, you get to learn about the history that includes native folklore as you explore beneath the falls. You can park at the top and walk to the viewpoint to take in the beauty of the falls, park at the bottom and pay in the river, or opt for a short hike!