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Palouse Falls, WA

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Distance Round Trip 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 803 feet
Interest Historic, Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr
Sun  7:04am - 4:14pm
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Overview
Palouse Falls is a 2 mile round trip hike. Located 42 miles north of Walla Walla Washington. The trailhead is car accessible. May and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Maximum elevation 939 feet, minimum elevation 776 feet.

None of the impromptu trails in the park are maintained, and they are not casual undertakings. Rattlesnakes have been spotted on this trail during warm, summer months. Fast running water and steep dropoffs.


The Palouse Falls lies on the Palouse River, about 4 mi upstream of the confluence with the Snake River. The falls are 198 ft in height. The falls consists of an upper falls with a drop of ~20 feet which lies 1,000 feet north-northwest of the main drop, and a lower falls, with a drop of ~180 feet.

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    Palouse Falls State Park
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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$10 day use permit.
From Ellensburg, East on I-90 toward I-82/Spokane/Yakima for approximately 28 miles. Use Exit 137 to merge onto WA-26 east toward Othello/Pullman. Go 83 miles until you reach the small town of Washtucna. Turn right onto Main Street and drive through Washtucna. Continue SW on Main Street for 6.4 miles. Turn left onto WA-261 S. You will begin to see signs here for Palouse Falls State Park for another 8.5 miles. Turn left onto Palouse Falls Road. The road is clearly marked with a sign indicating “Palouse Falls State Park.”
Highway 395 north from Pasco: Go about 32 miles, exit right at Connell. Turn right at the stop sign onto highway 260. Go about 24 miles, past Kahlotus, turn right on Highway 261 (watch for signs to Palouse Falls). Go 8.7 miles to the Palouse Falls turn-off on the left.
From Lewiston, ID take US Highway 12 west about 50 miles to WA 261 N for about 20 1/2 miles.

Drive 2.4 miles and enter the park following the road to the end to find the parking area.

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