Nooksack Falls Trail

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0.2 km
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Directions to Trailhead

Nooksack Falls is a twin waterfall just of Forest Road 33 in the Mount Baker Wilderness. The hike to the waterfall viewpoint is hardly a hike at 0.2 km long and with 0 m of elevation gain. Essentially anybody can enjoy the view here. While it might not be worth planning a whole trip around, Nooksack Falls makes for a nice leg stretcher as you drive. Expect heavy traffic on this route.

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Route Description for Nooksack Falls Trail

Nooksack Falls is a scenic twin waterfall on the North Fork Nooksack River. It’s a pleasant little spot that’s very easy to reach from the road. This hike is more of a couple of steps’ worth of walking with no elevation gain, so while we don’t recommend planning a whole trip around this route, it’s worth stopping by if you happen to be driving past.

The viewpoint is protected by fencing and there is signage reminding you of the danger of trying to climb over the fence. Stay safe and stay on the right side of the barrier.

From the road, you’ll hike just a few steps down a paved pathway towards the river. It’s a short, straightforward trip to falls, which you couldn’t miss if you tried. Snap a few photos and enjoy the view before returning to your car and heading to your next adventure.

Getting to the Nooksack Falls Trail Trailhead

The trailhead for the Nooksack Falls Trail is on Forest Road 33.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


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  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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