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Wynoochee Falls

Olympic Peninsula

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Olympia
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Length

1.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Rating

5.00 out of 5

 
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

Wynoochee Falls will entice you to spend more time than you’d expect on a one-mile round-trip hike. The falls are pretty, and the pool at the bottom is nice for wading. There is a gravel bar that is perfect for picnics, and there are some good rock scrambling options.

The trail to the falls is wide, and there are occasional mounds of dirt that narrow the trail. For the young (or young at heart), these are fun to run up and down. The trail quickly arrives at the falls, where several social trails make their way down to the gravel bar at the base of the falls. Pick one that looks safe and will minimize erosion and make your way down to the falls.

When you’re done enjoying Wynoochee Falls, be sure to visit Maidenhair Falls. A few miles down the road, it’s accessible via another mile-long trail.

 

Wynoochee Falls

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4708, -123.5273 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Olympia

Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District

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Getting There

Take the Devonshire Road exit off of Hwy 12 just west of Montesano. Cross Devonshire Road, then cross Pioneer Ave and continue on Wynoochee Valley Road/FR 22, following signs to Wynoochee Lake. If you have an older Gazetteer Atlas or are using Bing, the road is labelled Wynoochee Rd.

After about 35 miles pass the turnoff for Coho campground on the left and stay straight on a forest road along the east side of Wynoochee Lake. Most sources call this FR-2270, but Google calls this FR-2312. Reset your trip odometer at this turnoff.

Approximately 8 miles past the turnoff for Coho campground, find a small parking area on the left. There was once a big sign here, but all that remains is the base.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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