Hiking Mima Falls

Northwest Pearls: Mima Falls
Northwest Pearls: Mima Falls

We've been wanting to go hiking lately, but the weather and our schedules haven't been cooperating. With some time to finally go, of course the weather is pretty bad too. But we didn't let that stop us.

I didn't really feel like snowshoeing or going to up to the mountains. I don't have gear for the heavy snow. And where there aren't mountains, it's raining. While we aren't going to let the rain stop us, we did let the rain stop our hike to Capitol Peak. We figured that there wouldn't be much of a view, so we are going to save that hike for later.

So we found Mima Falls. Close enough to home and a long enough hike. You do need a Discover Pass FYI.

We got there easily enough at about 9:30 a.m. We were the second car. When we got back to the parking lot about two hours later, there were probably 8-10 cars.

It was a little muddy, but as long as I watched my step, my running shoes didn't get wet. My brother's hiking boots were waterproof so he didn't have to look where he was walking.

We chose to not do the loop, we went straight to the falls and returned the way we had come, but it was still a nice hike and a good one for a cloudy winter day.

Northwest Pearls: Mima Falls
Northwest Pearls: Mima Falls
Northwest Pearls: Mima Falls
Northwest Pearls: Mima Falls

It's not my favorite hike, but, again, it was nice to get out and our options were limited with the weather and the snow.

Are there any winter PNW hikes you'd recommend?