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Little Mashel Falls - Pack Forest

Puget Sound and Islands

Trip Report By

WTA Member

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Hiked Jan 7, 2020

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Minor obstacles posing few problems

Road

Road suitable for all vehicles

Bugs

No bugs

Snow

Snow free

Located just south of Eatonville is the UW Pack Forest. Currently there is a barricade on Hwy 7 just east of the junction due to a minor slide at the Alder dam. Simply drive around the barricade to the entrance of Pack Forest.

We parked up near the conference center which is 1/4 of a mile into the Pack Forest. There are no bathrooms unless it is a week day and sometimes they are not open during winter or if the center isn't in use. There are several trails and trail maps are kept in a small box at the front door of the office.

From the lot walk north approximately 2 miles. Trail markers often disappear. Take the road into the Falls Trail another mile. There is a large boulder that says FALLS. The trail splits into three separate trails. Upper, Middle and Lower Falls.

Rocks are extremely slippery and the stairs are steep and muddy.

We went 6.28 miles with little elevation gain.

Comments

Lucy on Little Mashel Falls - Pack Forest

Beautiful photos of the falls.

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Lucy on Jan 07, 2020 05:50 PM

Thank You!

I appreciate you love the photos. They hold a lot of meaning to me personally.

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Lisa Elliott on Jan 07, 2020 05:58 PM

fenix on Little Mashel Falls - Pack Forest

Beautiful Professional photos 😃 perfect weather for waterfall photos.

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fenix on Jan 07, 2020 07:01 PM

Many thanks!

Thank you for your comment. I am happy you like then photos. It is a beautiful spot.

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Lisa Elliott on Jan 08, 2020 05:25 PM

hikingGranNan on Little Mashel Falls - Pack Forest

Beautiful photos--thanks for sharing! It brings the outside to me while I am busy inside, babysitting-:)

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hikingGranNan on Jan 08, 2020 05:12 PM

Thank you!

I babysit my grandkids during the week as well!
Thanks for appreciating my pictures.

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Lisa Elliott on Jan 08, 2020 05:26 PM

Bob and Barb on Little Mashel Falls - Pack Forest

Beautiful photos of the waterfalls!

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Bob and Barb on Jan 09, 2020 05:10 PM

Thanks so much!

It is a beautiful spot that is challenging to photograph.
I have been up there a lot trying get what I feel is the best.

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Lisa Elliott on Jan 09, 2020 06:10 PM