RATING - 24.0
VR - 8 (Big) HR - 2.0 SR - 8/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail
DIFFICULTY - Difficult
LOCATION - Cascade River Road
TYPE - Segmented
HEIGHT - 27'
WIDTH - 25'
GPS - N48 26.626 W121 07.786
ELEVATION - 2222'
The Middle Fork of the Cascade River runs over a long series of talus cascades before plunging over these lovely segmented waterfall 1/4 miles upstream from the South Fork. The falls are two side-by-side 27' tall drops that produce a massive amount of spray thanks to the high volume of the Middle Fork. I named the falls Gemini Falls because of the identical look of the two segments.
DIRECTIONS - Drive
east on Highway 20 to Marblemount and head straight over the Skagit River onto the Cascade
River Road. After around 18 miles the road crosses over the North Fork of the
Cascade River. About 1/2 a mile later, the road will make a sharp switchback to the
left. There will be a gated road heading straight off from the corner. Park
here and start walking down the road. In around 2 miles the road turns into a trail.
Continue along the trail for another mile or so to where the Middle Fork Trail
heads to the left. Follow this trail until it ends at a huge rockslide. The
falls should be visible and/or audible at this point. Work upstream over the
boulders to the falls.
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Milt Creek Falls