While the Wallace Falls trail in the Cascade Mountains foothills northeast of Seattle, Washington, is a very popular hike, there's good reason. In just a few short miles you'll pass several waterfalls that flow through moss-covered canyons and rich green Pacific Northwest forest.
The trail is well-maintained, with several viewpoints along the way. On a hot summer day, enjoy the cooling mist of the waterfalls. In springtime and early summer, the falls rage with snowmelt; in autumn enjoy invigorating cooler air and the crimson red vine maples on the lower trail. Higher up enjoy views of the valley below.