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Palouse Falls is a rage; prime time for a hike

Palouse Falls raging with muddy spring runoff in the last week of March 2012. (Bart Mihailovich)
Palouse Falls raging with muddy spring runoff in the last week of March 2012. (Bart Mihailovich)

STATE PARKS — The Palouse River is running big this week, prompting prime time for a visit to Palouse Falls State Park.

The park is between Washtucna, Wash., and the Snake River at Lyons Ferry

The falls are chocolate brown and thundering about 185 feet in a billowing cloud, as the folks at Lyons Ferry Marina verify in the photo above.

Palouse Falls State Park  (Discover Pass required) has some sweet hiking trails leading out toward the falls.

BE CAREFUL if you hike. Some trails lead right to the edge of steep cliffs, and they are particularly slippery when wet.

Do you love waterfalls? Here are some sweet area waterfall hiking destinations.




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