Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls

One wonders if this waterfall was named for a lady as several waterfalls inside the park have been named for ladies. Ruby Falls is located where the original Longmire-Paradise road crossed the Paradise River (just below the falls). As Paradise evolved a loop road was built – that project involved moving the bridge over the river to the top of the waterfall. Apparently this old roadbed can still be seen below the falls. Ruby Falls, like other waterfalls that appear on old maps, has been mostly forgotten. The waterfall begins as a 21-foot cascade above the SR 706 Bridge (Longmire-Paradise Road) then plunges 31 feet below the bridge.

Height: 52 Feet | Form: Tiered Plunges | Number of Drops: 2

Source Stream: Paradise River | Access: Easy / Roadside Access

Location: 46.77841 N, -121.73923 W

Directions: Coming from the Nisqually Entrance of the park, drive the road to Paradise. Turn right on Paradise Valley Road and park immediately in the large pullout where the two roads meet. Coming from the Stevens Canyon Entrance, drive towards Paradise and park on the left side of the road shortly after crossing the Paradise River. The upper portion of the falls can be seen from the road, and the lower portion  can be seen by walking 100 along the Narada Falls trail.