|• 12 mi. Hiking Trails|
• 5 mi. Bike Trails
|• Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)|
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Swimming (freshwater)
• White-water Kayaking
|• 1 Amphitheater|
• Bird Watching
• Interpretive Activities
• Mountain Biking
• Mountain Climbing
• Rock Climbing
• Wildlife Viewing
Fishing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing and swimming are popular at Big Eddy, a satellite park five miles east.
Rock climbing is possible at the Index Town Wall, 12 miles east of Wallace Falls.
A variety of mountain-climbing and winter activities are available for experienced hikers and outdoor enthusiasts at Mount Pilchuck, 60 miles northwest of the park.
Be prepared for hiking by bringing proper gear, including:
- good socks and footwear,
- extra clothing,
- compass, or GPS, and a good map.
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on designated free days.
2014 State Parks free days:
Jan. 19 and 20 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 19 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 101st birthday
April 19 – A spring Saturday free day
April 22 – Earth Day
May 11 – A spring Saturday free day
June 7 and 8 – In honor of National Trails Day and WDFW Free Fishing Weekend
June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 – In honor of National Park Service’s birthday
Sept. 27 –National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
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|First Day Hikes: Ring in 2014 by hiking at a Washington state park on New Year’s Day. Discover the natural beauty of Washington as part of a national effort to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Woody Trail: moderate difficulty, all ages, dogs allowed on leash, up to 2.3 mi. each way. Bring sturdy footwear, layered clothing, food and water. First Day Hikes are presented in partnership with America’s State Parks. For more information about hikes across the country, visit www.americasstateparks.org.
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There is a boat ramp at Big Eddy (a satellite park five miles east) for put-in or take-out on the Skykomish river.
• Snow Play
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park provides two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus five sheltered and five unsheltered picnic tables. Both are available first-come, first-served. Picnic tables are all first come, first served.
The park is extremely busy on summer days. Parking usually fills by 11:00 a.m. on the weekends.