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PostTue Mar 13, 2018 9:57 am 
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http://parks.state.wa.us/1074/Wallace-Falls-Planning

the park will be going through some changes.  This is  a link to the information.   cool.gif

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PostSat Jun 15, 2019 7:41 am 
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Last chance to comment on changes for Wallace Falls

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A final public meeting is planned next week to discuss changes at Wallace Falls State Park...The meeting will take place Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sky Valley Event Center, 14315 366th Ave. SE in Startup.
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Following Wednesday’s meeting, public comment will be open through July 12. Parks has a tentative date of July 18 to present its recommendations to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

...public comment may also be provided by contacting Randy Kline, state parks planner, at 360-902-8632 or randy.kline@parks.wa.gov
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PostSun Jun 16, 2019 4:35 pm 
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In reading the past meeting notes, someone suggested taking down the "go away signs". Wonder what they're referring to?
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PostMon Jun 17, 2019 4:53 am 
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Its amazing how popular Wallace falls is or Heybrook look out too for that matter.
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PostSun Jan 26, 2020 10:36 am 
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Sky Hiker wrote:
Its amazing how popular Wallace falls is or Heybrook look out too for that matter.

I'm not surprised at all. Wallace Falls is a highly scenic, relatively easy hike with a large water feature (and a playable plunge pool in late summer) and a great route to make it longer and moderately challenging. Heybrook is also relatively easy and takes you to a) a lookout and b) some really nice views. Both hikes are also easy to access. No reason why these wouldn't be popular hikes.

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PostSun Jan 26, 2020 11:01 am 
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I talked to the head ranger recently and they are hopeful that they can expand the trail system by using the network of old roads on the DNR land east of the park to disperse the heavy usage. There are a few nice mini waterfalls and valley views and even a back way to get up to Lake Isabel when May Creek is fordable. All this takes money though...
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PostSun Jan 26, 2020 12:15 pm 
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Money the State or USFS doesn't have. They can't even get any new trails built in the wilderness areas like they hoped. Heybrook and Wallace have alot of repeat hikers which is good it takes pressure off other places. With talk of them doing away with discovery pass the already strapped state will be hurting on the recreation side if that happens
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PostTue Jan 28, 2020 6:29 am 
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I worked at Wallace Falls from 79-80.
Back then we used to jump up n  down on the hose that was used
to record the number of cars that came and went.
We wanted the State to think WF  got a lot of visitors; for
fear of being shut down.....

How times have changed...........

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PostWed Jan 29, 2020 9:43 pm 
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One of my favorite places to hike--no need to do the 405/I-90 hassle!  And I prefer the quiet old road to the up and down falls trail, ever since I was reduced to hiking with a crutch.  What a great park!  And so scenic!

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PostFri Jan 31, 2020 10:14 pm 
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I used to go there often in the mid-90's when I had a friend who lived in the area.  Back then you could do a hike (sometimes even on weekends) and see no one.  <sigh>

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PostSat Feb 01, 2020 8:27 am 
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Head beyond the lower falls and the population drops as dramatically as the waterfall.

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PostSat Feb 01, 2020 10:02 am 
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My favorite loop is to go up the Railroad Grade and Greg Ball trail to Wallace Lake and then take the old road to the top of the falls and come out Woody Trail. It's an easy, year-around 10 mile loop with 1900' of gain.
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PostSat Feb 01, 2020 11:33 am 
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Schroder wrote:
My favorite loop is to go up the Railroad Grade and Greg Ball trail to Wallace Lake and then take the old road to the top of the falls and come out Woody Trail. It's an easy, year-around 10 mile loop with 1900' of gain.

I like the reverse of that loop, though if I'm not entirely feeling it, I'll cut out the small portion that takes you to the lake, or if I'm extra adventurous, I'll head past Wallace Lake and on to Jay.

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