Racehorse Falls Hiking Trail

Swimming Pool under Racehorse Creek Falls - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: Racehorse Creek Falls

Review: Recehorse Creek Waterfalls Trail

The Racehorse Falls hiking trail is an easy stroll along Racehorse Creek in village Welcome, Washington. This waterfalls is located roughly midway between Bellingham and Heather Meadows on Mt. Baker Highway 542. To get closer to the falls, you have to cross the creek at least once. The current is usually not very rapid near the trailhead and thus easy to wade through the water. The current may get more turbulent nearby the falls. In other words, cross the creek early on than later.

In hot summer days, the pool under the falls is a great spot for picnicking, swimming, kayaking, or even yoga and meditation. Sometimes you will also see campers set up tents along the creek. Since the hiking trail is very short (roughly one mile round trip), it can be a great location for wedding photography, engagement photos, portrait shots, or family group pictures.

Hiking Trail Description

Racehorse Falls Hiking Trail Direction - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Deming, Whatcom County, Washington, United States | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: This is the parking lot or hiking trailhead, as indicated by Point D in the map below.

Racehorse Falls Hiking Trail Direction - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Welcome, Whatcom County, Washington, USA | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: Directly opposite to the car is the trail head.

Racehorse Falls Hiking Trail Direction - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Deming, Whatcom County, Washington, United States | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: The beginning section of the trail is a short walk in the forest.

Racehorse Falls Hiking Trail Direction - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Welcome, Whatcom County, Washington, USA | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: The exit of the forest opens to the creek side.

Racehorse Falls Hiking Trail Direction - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Deming, Whatcom County, Washington, United States | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: At low water season, the creek is very shallow. You can see lots of logs and rocks arranged by previous hikers to cross the creek. You have to cross the creek just one time to get closer to the falls.

Racehorse Falls Hiking Trail Direction - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Welcome, Whatcom County, Washington, USA | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: After crossing the creek, you will walk in the bush for a short distance.

Three Cascades of Racehorse Falls - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Deming, Whatcom County, Washington, United States | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: After a short walk in the bush, the trail opens up to this amazing view of Racehorse Falls. The waterfalls has three tiers and sometimes you'll see kayakers at high water season.

Playing Chinese Flute under Racehorse Falls in Summer - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Welcome, Whatcom County, Washington, USA | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: Playing Chinese flute in this relaxing atmosphere!

Racehorse Creek Falls Hiking Trail - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Deming, Whatcom County, Washington, United States | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: Stand in front of the Racehorse Creek Falls.

Swimming under Racehorse Falls in Hot Summer Day - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Welcome, Whatcom County, Washington, USA | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: Swimming under the falls

Racehorse Creek Falls Hiking Trail - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Deming, Whatcom County, Washington, United States | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: Racehorse Creek Falls can be a great venue for wedding photography, engagement photos, portrait shots, or family group pictures.

Swimming under Racehorse Falls in Hot Summer Day - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Welcome, Whatcom County, Washington, USA | FollowPanda.COM

July 30, 2013: Have a dip into the pool under the falls prior to returning.

Map and Driving Direction

Exact location of Racehorse Falls Trailhead (parking lot) is indicated by Point D on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).
Point A = turn east from Mt. Baker Hwy 542 to Mosquitos Lake Road
Point B = turn north from Mosquitos Lake Road to North Fork Road
Point C = just before crossing the creek, turn south and drive about 0.1 mile (150 meters) to Point D
Point D = trail head parking lot
Point E = Racehorse Falls


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