Winter is here and that means snow and freezing temperatures are coming to our state’s wilderness. While winter might seem like the best time to stay indoors, it’s also the only time that you can see one of our state’s coolest natural wonders. Many of Washington’s waterfalls are frozen in time, waiting for you to explore. Here are 5 of the most beautiful frozen waterfalls to visit in Washington State this winter.

Franklin Falls

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Franklin Falls is popular for plenty of reasons. It’s located just an hour outside of Seattle, is easily accessible, and is impressive in scale, coming in at 70 ft tall. It’s also one of the best spots for getting relatively up close and personal with frozen falls.

Where: Franklin Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

As you may have guessed by the name, this scenic waterfall is reminiscent of a bride’s veil. It cascades down a 100 ft cliff so we can almost guarantee you’ll be pretty dang blown away, especially with its frozen look. Plus the 4-mile hike is pretty nice as well.

Where: Mt Index River Rd

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Whatcom Falls

If you’re driving up north then you absolutely have to check out Whatcom Falls. This waterfall is easily accessible but worth taking the extra time to actually see. You can enjoy not only the falls but also a stone bridge, built in the late 1930s by a WPA crew.

Where: Bellingham, Washington

Palouse Falls

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This one is probably one of the more unique waterfalls our state has to offer. Because unlike the others it’s not located in one of our pristine forests. Instead, Palouse Falls is hidden on the Eastern side of the state. While it’s a trek to get there it’s absolutely worth it.

Where: Palouse Falls Rd

Mount Rainier

Unfortunately, Mount Rainier is not one giant frozen waterfall but it is a great place to go and see multiple. In fact, the National Park has 23 named falls, so no matter where you are in the park you’ll be able to check out at least one. Be sure to check for park area closures before you head out though.

Where: Mount Rainier National Park

What are you waiting for? Bundle up and visit some of these frozen beauties!