Wallace Falls State Park near Gold Bar, with one of its namesake water attraction seen here near the Woody Trail in September 2015, is one of the most popular hikes in the state. But which pass you need to legally park and access it has led to some confusion, as a mix of federal and state public lands require different passes at different locations across Washington. (Ian Terry / Herald file)

Wallace Falls State Park near Gold Bar, with one of its namesake water attraction seen here near the Woody Trail in September 2015, is one of the most popular hikes in the state. But which pass you need to legally park and access it has led to some confusion, as a mix of federal and state public lands require different passes at different locations across Washington. (Ian Terry / Herald file)

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