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CEDAR FALLS

RATING - 56.0

VR - 8.0 (Big)               HR - 5                  SR - 16/20

TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail

DIFFICULTY - Fairly Easy

LOCATION - Methow River Area

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 95'

WIDTH - 40'

Bottom tier of Cedar FallsCedar Falls is a stunningly beautiful waterfall located in an equally pretty pine forest near Winthrop.  The waterfall consists of two main tiers (plus some cascades above).  The first tier drops 40' and, depending on the amount of water in the creek, drops over a single plunge or two segments.  The creek then gathers itself and plunges over a super pretty and powerful 55' plunge.  The waterfall and the trail are surrounded by the gorgeous forest and a plethora of wildflowers can be found in the spring and early summer.  The volume of the creek tends to diminish as the summer goes on, but this is a great waterfall any time of year.  The hike is easy enough that most people should have no problem with it.  The rocks on the top of the falls are a great spot for a picnic lunch if you don't mind battling some ants for your Foot Long Turkey and Bacon from Subway.
DIRECTIONS - The Cedar Creek Trail is located a few miles west of the little town of Mazama on the east side of Washington Pass.  Drive west of Mazama on Highway 20 and follow the signed road for a few miles to its end at the trailhead.  The waterfall is found 2 miles up the trail.  You have to do a little scrambling around to get views of the main tiers.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES (CLICK TO ENLARGE) AND VIDEO
Aaron near the upper tier    

Old video of Cedar Falls by Winthrop.

Posted by Aaron Young on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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