Recovery Hike – Little Mashel Falls

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Recovery Hike – Little Mashel Falls

March 26, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Recovery Hike – Little Mashel Falls

Come along and see 3 Waterfalls in 1 colorful Hike near Mount Rainier to Little Mashel Falls!

Sunday, March 26th — 10 am to 3 pm
Length: 4.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Highest Point: 1100 feet

Lead: Angie Buggert

Parking Pass: None (No pass required)
Need a ride? Email: [email protected]

WTA aptly describes the trail this way, “Three waterfalls, multiple viewing areas, and two different trailheads provide great choices for an excursion to Little Mashel Falls. The tallest waterfall plunges over 90 feet. The falls are not “little”. The names derive from the Little Mashel River (pronounced like “Michelle”).  The official names are Lower Little Mashel Falls, Little Mashel Falls, and Tom Tom Falls, but they are more commonly referred to as Lower, Middle, and Upper Falls, respectively.”

On the shorter and less difficult side, this hike is 4.5 miles round trip with a small elevation gain of 500ft, walking on a crushed rock road/trail for much of the route. Beautifully surrounded by the changing colors of the trees, the scenery includes crossing two rivers on stout bridges with plenty of nice resting spots leading to three different picturesque views of the falls at different angles (Lower, Middle, and Upper). So plan for a more urban hike, prepare for muddy ground at times (due to the expected rain), bring bug spray for mosquitos & don’t forget your snacks, and come enjoy 3 gorgeous views of a rushing waterfall!

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Directions: (Parking is a small dirt parking lot / pull off on the side of Center St. E. and does not require a Parking Pass)
Drive Hwy 161 to Eatonville. Turn to head east at the 4-way stop at the intersection with Center St E. Follow the Center St. E. for about 1 mile. The pull-off/parking/trailhead will be on your right.


March 26, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Event Category:


Recovery Beyond
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Little Mashel Falls
44418-44506 Alder Cutoff Rd E
Eatonville, WA 98328 United States
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Attendance: 7 / ∞

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