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Sol Duc Falls

Total height: 48 feet / 15 meters.

This is a frothy gentle waterfall in a lush green forest, the epitome of the forest experience of the Olympic Peninsula.

Official site: Sol Duc Falls (World Waterfall Database)

Wikipedia article: Sol Duc Falls

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Sol Duc Falls, from the bridge

Olympic National Park, Washington

June 26, 2002
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Sol Duc River

Marymere Falls

Total height: 119 feet / 36 meters

Another falls so completely in the forest it seems almost indoors. The attraction here is mostly the old growth forest along the trail.

Official site: Marymere Falls (World Waterfall Database)

Wikipedia article: Marymere Falls

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The top viewpoint at Marymere Falls

Olympic National Park, Washington

July 29, 2007
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Marymere Falls Trail
Lake Crescent

Cascade Falls on Mount Constitution, Orcas Island

Estimated height: 40 feet / 12 meters

The wonder is that there can be a watercourse sufficient for a falls on an island this size.

Official site: Cascade Falls (World Waterfall Database)

Wikipedia article: Moran State Park

 thumbnail - Cascade Falls in the hills above Cascade Lake, Moran State Park on Orcas Island

Cascade Falls in the hills above Cascade Lake, Moran State Park on Orcas Island

, Washington

August 1, 2007
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Moran State Park
East Sound Orcas Island
Western Orcas Island

Tumwater Falls

Total height: 26 feet / 8 meters

Not very high but uniquely famous. For a century Olympia Beer was brewed here, utilizing the spring waters from above the falls. The beer's advertising slogan was it's the water, and the waterfall itself appeared on the label.

Official site: Tumwater Falls (World Waterfall Database)

Wikipedia article: Tumwater Falls

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It's the water.Tumwater Falls, Tumwater

, Washington

July 10, 2001
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Olympia

Nooksack Falls

Total height: 88 feet / 27 meters

A crashing cataract, viewed from above, a pleasant stop on the road to the north side of Mount Baker.

Official site: Nooksack Falls (World Waterfall Database)

Wikipedia article: Nooksack Falls

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Nooksack Falls on the Mount Baker Scenic Highway

Mount Baker Scenic Byway, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington

August 12, 2010
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Mount Baker Highway
Heather Meadows on Mount Baker

Ladder Creek Falls

Total height: 108 feet / 33 meters

Paralleled by a path and flights of steps.

Official site: Ladder Creek Falls (World Waterfall Database)

 thumbnail - Ladder Creek Falls in a park behind Gorge Powerhouse

Ladder Creek Falls in a park behind Gorge Powerhouse, Ross Lake National Recreation Area

, Washington

August 14, 2006
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Skagit River Gorge
Diablo

Snoqualmie Falls

Estimated height: 268 feet / 82 meters

One of the icons of the Pacific Northwest, compromised by a power plant and hordes of tourists, but still worth visiting.

Official site: Snoqualmie Falls (World Waterfall Database)

Wikipedia article: Snoqualmie Falls


Narada Falls

Estimated height: 176 feet / 54 meters

A lovely fan-shaped falls just off the road that circles Mount Rainier. 176 feet/54 meters

Official site: Narada Falls (World Waterfall Database)

Wikipedia article: Narada Falls

 thumbnail - Narada Falls, just below Paradise on Mount Rainier

Narada Falls, just below Paradise on Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park

, Washington

July 3, 2001
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Longmire and the Nisqually River

Iron Creek Falls

Total height: 38 feet / 12 meters

A classic plunge into a pool, deep in the forests of the Cascade Range, near one of my favorite campgrounds.

Official site: Iron Creek Falls (World Waterfall Database)

 thumbnail - Iron Creek Falls, in old growth Douglas fir forest

Iron Creek Falls, in old growth Douglas fir forest, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

, Washington

August 9, 2007
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Iron Creek
Windy Ridge

Lower Lewis River Falls

Total height: 43 feet / 13 meters,

A complex falls that is thrilling when water is high in the spring, and charming later in the summer when it is low.

Official site: Lower Lewis River Falls (World Waterfall Database)

Wikipedia article: Lewis River (Washington)

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Lower Lewis River Falls, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

, Washington

August 9, 2007
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Lewis River
Mount Adams

Dry Falls

Perhaps the greatest waterfall that ever existed. It was 350 feet/107 meters high and three miles wide, with multiple horseshoe falls and gigantic water volume. But not today, this falls existed only during the intermitent floods of the Ice Age, and even then only for a few weeks or months at a time.

Official site: Dry Falls (World Waterfall Database)

Wikipedia article: Dry Falls

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The CCC-built overlook of Dry Falls

, Washington

July 10, 2003
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Dry Falls
Sun Lakes
Grand Coulee and Banks Lake

Spokane Falls

146 feet / 45 meters

The unique aspect is that this waterfall is in the very heart of the city of Spokane, and in fact is the reason for the city being built right there.

Official site: Spokane Falls (World Waterfall Database)

Wikipedia article: Spokane

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The Lower Spokane Falls viewpoint, below the powerhouse and City Hall, Spokane

, Washington

July 9, 2003
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Spokane

Palouse Falls

Estimated height: 186 feet / 57 meters

An unexpected sight indeed, this free-leaping plunge is out in the dusty rolling wheat country east of the Cascades.

Official site: Palouse Falls (World Waterfall Database)

Wikipedia article: Palouse Falls

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Palouse Falls is so totally unexpected, a beautiful waterfall in semi-desert and wheat growing country. It drops free for 198 feet (60 m).

Palouse Falls State Park, Washington

August 27, 2013
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Palouse Falls
Wheatlands of the Palouse

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