Hidden Wonders!

Bonney Lake's 7 Wonders of the World! Exploration and wonderment of our own back yard!

I woke up early and feeling good on Monday.  It was Labor Day and the day after my 34th birthday and a goal to be a healthier me had began.  I normally ride my road bike through my neighborhood and around all the new construction and occasionally over to the Target area but stay on surface streets.  Yesterday I decided to gear up and take out my mountain bike.  

The mountain bike never rides as smooth as the road bike, but the scenery is incomparable.  I'd heard about a waterfall near my house.  From the road I was able to see a small fall, about 6-8 feet and was never impressed enough to explore.  

Yesterday as I'm trucking up Rhodes Lake road, I pass the spot that I've seen the small falls and I see a bike trail.  On my way back down Rhodes Lake, I decided to turn off and explore the trail.  To my surprise it was one of the most beautiful sights I've seen!  There was the small falls that was visible from the road, then there was a small babbling creek with some beautiful white waters then just beyond that, a breathtaking 70' water fall that was crashing down to the small river at the bottom of this cravat. It was slightly dangerous to get to the edge because there were no safety catches that would stop you, just a straight fall to the river below.  

I haven't lived in Bonney Lake for too long, I had my house built in February, but that single sight made it the best place I've ever lived!  Do any other readers have any other hidden wonders that may be explored?

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Lauren Padgett September 05, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Justin, can you post the location of this spot and how to get there? I know some of us really want to go exploring!
Justin Evans September 06, 2012 at 10:11 PM
certainly Lauren, from Angeline and Rhodes Lake Road, head east, towards the hill going up. It's appx. 1/4 miles East of Angeline and at the base of Rhodes Lake hill. On the South side of the road is a metal guard rail, immediately prior to the guard rail is a small trail. If you take that, it will fork, take the left to go directly to the upper falls, take the right to stay high and get the grand view. It's less than 200' off the road and only about a minute or two hike to get there. Stay right to be a little safer, take the left trail if you've got a little more adventure in your life! *the trail is by foot only, you'll have to park off the road to stay clear and there isn't much there on the shoulder to park.
CoreyAnn September 07, 2012 at 04:47 AM
Thanks for posting! I'm definitely going to check this out!!!


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