Let's Hike Little Mashel Falls! South Tacoma Way & 512 P&R (Pacific Hwy old 99)

Located in the Pack Forest near Eatonville.

 

There are many trails branching off the main trail, the trails to the falls are steep and have ice in areas, please be prepared to hike with the group so we don't get separated!

Lets take our time and take in the splendor of these majestic falls :)



The largest of the THREE amazing waterfalls is 125 feet into a pile of large boulders in the gorge below. In the spring you'll encounter a spectacular wall of water and spray. These amazing falls provide an excellent opportunity to walk behind the falling water.

The weather is looking good for this hike. Please be aware this trail is un-maintained and in wet conditions can be very challenging. Significant rain cancels!

Hiking Time: 5 hours

Total Ascent: 1300ft
Highest Point: 1728ft
Total Distance: 7.5 miles
Location: N 46° 50.5560, W 122° 17.5080
Required Permit: None
Difficulty: Moderate

To get there, take I-5 South to Tacoma, taking Exit 127 for Highway 512. In about two miles, take the State Route 7 exit toward Spanaway. Continue on SR 7 for roughly 22 miles to the signed entrance to the University of Washington Pack Forest, on the left. Park in second lot


Please bring:

Day-hike essentials, water, energy snacks/lunch, sturdy/comfortable footwear, 'warm wearables'-including a hat, gloves, scarf and other articles of clothing to keep the extremities warm & dry. Prepare for the forecast! Significant rain cancels!

http://www.hikingwithmybrother.com/2012/03/pack-forest-little-mashel-falls-hugo.html?m=1

(Pictured below: Little Mashel Falls)

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  • Charlotte Swanson

    It was a great event, with 9 really good people.

    January 29, 2013

  • David Turley

    Great!

    January 28, 2013

  • Mike Trygstad

    Nice pics so far!!

    January 26, 2013

  • Joni D

    Thank you Clint !

    January 26, 2013

    • Clint

      Your welcome? Was great meeting you :) see you another hike soon!

      January 26, 2013

    • Clint

      Oops your welcome! :D

      January 26, 2013

  • Clint

    Perfect, hiked to the falls and took Hugo peak trail back to the parking lot, met some great peeps!

    January 26, 2013

  • Clint

    We are still a go, partly cloudy in Puyallup, going to get better as the day goes on, so said the weather lady :)

    January 26, 2013

  • David Turley

    Clint, I have a friend from Church who wants to go, with Molly and those on the waiting list, another car pool can be formed.

    January 25, 2013

    • Clint

      Molly is hiking with another group, we are close on drivers, you can bring your friend but he might have to sit in your lap :D

      January 25, 2013

  • David Turley

    Clint, Checking the weather stations, I seen anywhere from 30 to to 70 t0 80 % chance o rain. One station said mixed snow and rain, another said 2 inches tonight. Before I mentioned Hugo Peak as an alternative, but today I found a place called "Trail of the Giants" that I have never been to.

    January 25, 2013

  • David Turley

    Clint, as you said, we can still opt out and take the 5 mile loop. Another one we can do is Hugo Peak. If I am remembering correctly, most if not all is hiking on the gravel roads.

    January 25, 2013

    • Clint

      Thx David! :) yes Hugo Peak would be a good one also, I was thinking taking 1000 rd to the backside and cutting back to Hugo from there, yes a lot of road hiking, good conditioner for spring and summer :)

      January 25, 2013

  • Clint

    Hey ppl we are still a go, calling for 80% chance of rain, but I really Don't think they have any idea what the weather is going to do, I have seen 3 different forecast in the last 3 days! so let's just GO For It! Be a good conditioner! :D

    January 25, 2013

  • Clint

    Hey peeps! Looks like a 20% chance of rain Saturday, weather permitting? we my opt out on the falls depending on conditions, we will make a group decision when we reach the trailhead. if we opt out on the falls we can take the 5 mile loop! so looks like we are a go thus far :) Keep Pray'n! NO Rain'n! :D

    January 23, 2013

  • Roy Evans

    I'd like to join, but something came up yesterday that might make going to this meetup location beyond my ability to achieve. I'll know more Friday.

    January 23, 2013

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