Lets Hike Little Mashel Falls!

Located in the Pack Forest near Eatonville.

 

(Pictured above: Smaller falls upstream from Little Mashel 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°[masked], W 122°[masked]
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 near the restrooms.


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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  • Doug

    This was a fun hike! Great to know about this public forest in our backyard. Thanks for leading our group- Clint!

    January 25, 2013

    • Clint S

      Hey Doug! Thx for sharing your day with us! See you soon! :D

      January 25, 2013

  • Mike T.

    GREAT photos Lin & Chuck! Thanks for posting! :-)

    January 21, 2013

  • Mel G

    This was a great hike. We had a great view of Mt. Rainier and two beautiful falls. Though it was overcast everywhere else, the sun was shining on our hike. Thanks, Clint, for an enjoyable outing.

    January 20, 2013

    • Clint S

      Thank you for sharing your day with us! The PAC Forest is a great hidden treasure! Rite in our back yard! I'm looking forward to doing other hikes in the area :) see you on the "Trailside" soon! :D

      January 20, 2013

  • Clint S

    The falls were spectacular! Great friends :)

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • Lin

    Thanks Clint, for a wonderful day to Mashel Falls! You were a very guide & leader of this hike. You certainly know what you are doing & care about the people who you cared for during this hike :)

    1 · January 20, 2013

    • Clint S

      Your welcome! It was great meeting you! im looking forward to more great hikes

      January 20, 2013

  • connie

    Hello everyone.I"m new to this group. I"m looking forward to meeting all of you and many fun hikes..I do have a bit of knee issues so i"m wondering if this hike would be a little to for me ? it is pretty much all up hill right/ Sincerely Connie!

    January 19, 2013

    • connie

      oops. i meant a little to hard on my knees.

      1 · January 19, 2013

    • Clint S

      Hey Connie! Welcome to the group! The hike is only steep getting down to the falls from the main trail. See you at the trail head! :D

      January 19, 2013

  • Clint S

    Thx Lee! We should be good for drivers peeps, hike is dog friendly, have a great saturday and see you all in the AM! :D

    January 19, 2013

  • Lee S.

    I can drive

    January 19, 2013

  • Clint S

    Awesome thx chuck!m

    January 16, 2013

  • Mike T.

    2 more drivers are needed for this event! If you are able to drive, please indicate here or on your RSVP. Be sure to send the Event Host a note to say you are willing to drive. Thanks!:-)

    January 14, 2013

  • Clint S

    I'm looking for drivers for this event, if I can't get ppl too drive I will be changing the meeting location to the PAC forest parking lot. I can drive and have room for 3 ppl

    January 14, 2013

  • Clint S

    There's no park fee, I would think 10$ per passenger, work that out with your driver. I can carry 3 in my car I can email peeps and see who is driving

    January 14, 2013

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