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Alpine Falls

Central Cascades

Location

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
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Length

0.1 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 14 ft.
Highest Point: 1450 ft.

Rating

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 
 

If you’re in need of a quick leg stretch while traveling over the pass, the trail to Alpine Falls may be just the place. The trail is very short and features a powerful waterfall where the Tye River flows over giant granite boulders.

From the small parking area, find the unsigned trail leading south into the trees. The trail is wide and shaded within the forest. After about 250 feet, reach a large rocky outcropping at the top of Alpine Falls. There are no rails and the rocks could be treacherous when wet. 

On your way back, you may notice faint boot paths leading further into the forest and down to the bottom of the falls. None of the trails here are maintained, so have care where you explore and try not to trample the lush plant life.

 

Alpine Falls

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.7175, -121.2253 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District

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Getting There

From Highway 2 East, drive 6.6 miles east from Skykomish to just past mile marker 55. The parking is on the right, just before the bridge over Tye River.

From Highway 2 West, drive 9.2 miles west from Stevens Pass. Parking is on the left after the bridge over Tye River, just before mile marker 55.

The gravel parking area has room for about 15 vehicles, and there are no facilities. Do your part to keep this area accessible by packing out your trash.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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