3 of the Most Enchanting Waterfall Hikes Near Yakima, WA

Blend exercise with mental clarity on your next getaway. One of the biggest draws to our area is the seemingly endless miles of natural beauty. We talk a lot about how our rolling vineyards and bountiful hops fields, but what about crystalline waters? Waterfall hikes near Yakima, WA, are one of the best and most enchanting ways to become acquainted with the area. Tune into nature as you hike to your final waterfall destination and gaze in awe and the beauty of these natural structures. We’re sure that you’ll garner a deeper appreciation for the Valley on these hikes in the Pacific Northwest. Find other ways to explore Yakima with our holistic, complimentary Travel Guide.

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Where Are the Best Waterfall Hikes Near Yakima, WA?

Explore Mount Rainier

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and explore Washington state! While our area boasts around 300 days of sunshine per year, the temperatures can dip down into the 30s and 40s during the winter months. Soak up all of the newfound spring sunshine with Mount Rainer’s fabulous waterfall hikes.

These hikes range from beginning to advanced skill levels and some are even pet and family-friendly! This national park is about an hour and a half commute from Yakima, so these hikes are perfect for a day trip. Here are a few options for every type of hiker. Please keep in mind that many hikes require park passes and to always check before embarking on your journey!

  1. Goat Falls: This hike is a 1-mile round trip and is perfect for those traveling with children. You can hike to Goat Falls and back in less than an hour. This is perfect for travelers with a full itinerary who don’t have an entire day to dedicate to hiking.
  2. If you do have more time to dedicate to a waterfall hike, challenge yourself by hiking Boise Creek Falls. This is a three-mile round trip hike at a starting elevation of 975 feet. The fruits of your labor will be well worth it when you reach this roaring waterfall. Have a seat and take some time to reflect on what you want to get out of your vacation in the Pacific Northwest!
  3. Lace up and pack snacks for an intense hike to Denman Falls! This trail is 16.3 miles round trip and is “a long, spiritual wandering.” Take in the beauty of your surroundings as you make headway toward your final destination. After you arrive at the falls, take some time to soak it all in before heading back to Yakima Valley. Reward your hard work with a visit to Yakima’s best breweries or wineries.

Bonus Hike: Clear Creek Falls

Mount Rainier has some of the best hikes in Washington state. However, if you’re looking for a waterfall hike that just a bit closer to your lodging at Birchfield Manor, try Clear Creek Falls. This hike is located within Yakima County, WA, and is “the most impressive waterfall in the immediate vicinity of Mount Rainier National Park but isn’t actually located within the boundaries of the park.” Find your clarity close to home.

Stay in Premier Pacific Northwest Luxury

View of king-size bed in the Sunrise Room at Birchfield Manor.

Birchfield Manor is Yakima Valley’s best lodging option. Yakima natives own and operate the inn, which also houses a 5-star restaurant, giving every guest that stays here the chance to experience Yakima like a local. That and our luxuriously appointed guest rooms blend together for the perfect getaway.

After you explore waterfall hikes near Yakima, WA, retire your legs and relax your mind with us at Birchfield Manor. Our Sunrise Room is located in the Inn, which is just steps away from the Manor House. This room boasts optimal privacy with its own patio and bathroom. Enjoy the comfort of a king-size bed, luxury linens, and plush robes.

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