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Ladder Creek Falls

North Cascades National Park, WA
+1 360-854-2589
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Great Morphing Colored Light Show At Night Time

I lived with my parents for about 12 years in the town of Newhalem, WA while growing up through the... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
James P
Mountlake Terrace, Washington
Visit at night - the light them up!

Short walk to view these beautiful falls and cascades. Stay until dark because they light them up... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Rita J
Jacksonville, Florida
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North Cascades National Park, WA
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

I lived with my parents for about 12 years in the town of Newhalem, WA while growing up through the 1950's to the early 1960's. This area of Whatcom County was a bit of heaven for a young boy growing up with the fishing, hunting...More

1  Thank James P
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Short walk to view these beautiful falls and cascades. Stay until dark because they light them up and the colors are so beautiful.

Thank Rita J
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've driven through Newhalem dozens of times and have never stopped. We really did not expect much so were pleasantly surprised at the nice walk, pretty views, cool information center, and clean bathrooms. We went during a rainstorm so the waterfalls and streams were particularly...More

Thank SueBW
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a very easily accessible falls, it a short walk and a few steps. The view is nice and is a very short stop. Highly recommended for anyone passing through.

Thank anshumanansu
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

From dusk to midnight, the power company lights up the falls in color. It's beautiful! We went first in the day, then we went back at night. A short climb and worth it.

Thank sfisher25
Reviewed 9 September 2016

These falls are close to Newhelm North Cascade NP visitor center, a short walk through well maintained garden leads to these beautiful falls. Although walk s short but has several stairs to climb. We were here during day and realized falls are illuminated during night,...More

Thank Tulika_sac
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were solo when we enjoyed the hike through Ladder Creek Falls. We could see where there could be lots of people to come through and enjoy the hike but we enjoyed the time we spent here alone. We crossed the suspension bridge to get...More

Thank kgoodwil
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We happened to find out there was a ranger led tour 1 hour before the lighting of the falls, and since we were planning on visiting the lighted falls we went with the group. Some history was provided by the tanger, not sure how often...More

1  Thank TheLongLongTrailer
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This was behind the power plant, across a bridge and up about 100 steps. Partially obscured by plants, rocks and the fence, you can only get a good photo of one section. Looking back at my photos this one turned out better than I initially...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Located along the North Cascades Highway (WA-20), near mile marker 120, on the eastern end of Newhalem, Ladder Creek Falls is accesses via a 0.4 mile (0.6) loop trail that has some steep stairs in places but is not too difficult. The trailhead is next...More

4  Thank Steve1362
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24 January 2017|
Response from kgoodwil | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry that I missed this question. We stayed in a hotel in Mazama, WA (Mazama Country Inn). We were coming from Idaho so we stayed on the East side of North Cascades National Park. We traveled East to West on Hwy 20... More
10 September 2016|
Response from Tulika_sac | Reviewed this property |
Trailhead is at the George Powerhouse in Newhalem,right after the Newhalem Visitor center, if you are driving from Marblemount towards Ross lake Parking lot is next to the dam, park and walk upto the suspension bridge... More