"Palouse Falls in Summer" Palouse Falls State Park Things to Do Tip by GuthrieColin

Palouse Falls State Park Things to Do: 8 reviews and 17 photos

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  • More of a Whispy Column - Palouse Falls State Park
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  • From the Overlook - Palouse Falls State Park
      From the Overlook
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Palouse Falls takes on a thinner horse tail type of drop in the summer. The volume so diminished so greatly in the summer that is looks like a completely different waterfall.
When viewing the falls in the summer keep in mind that it will likely be very warm and that the likelihood of seeing a rattle snake exists and is much greater than in the winter.
There is a trail that leads from the overlook and winds its way to the brink of the falls and unusual basaltic castle on the top of the falls. I have not hiked the trail yet but it looks like there is a lot of exposure along its route.

Directions: From Hwy 26 to Pullman turn S on 260 at the city of Washtucna. Go less than 10 mi and turn L on 261, it is well marked. After a few mi turn left on Palouse Falls Rd. Proceed for 2 mi to park.
Website: http://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/waterfall.php?num=659&p=0

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 29, 2006
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