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Monday, January 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Region is flush with great spring hikes to waterfalls

Upper Palouse Falls under full moon: The upper falls can't be seen unless one hikes from the state park visitor viewing area and parking lot. (Wes Hedrick)
Upper Palouse Falls under full moon: The upper falls can't be seen unless one hikes from the state park visitor viewing area and parking lot. (Wes Hedrick)

STATE PARKS -- The Palouse River is running flood-stage 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 (left).

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 hiking and waterfalls? Here are details on some sweet waterfall hiking destinations in this region.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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