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LAVA DIVIDE FALLS

RATING - 68.0

VR - 6 (Med)               HR - 10.0                  SR - 8/20

TYPE OF APPROACH - Roadside/Bushwhack

DIFFICULTY - Very Easy/Very Difficult

LOCATION - Baker Lake Area

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 992'

WIDTH - 40'

GPS - N48 45.076 W121 42.325

ELEVATION -1527'

Lava Divide Falls is one of the best waterfalls in NW Washington.  The falls occur on a rather large volume, unnamed creek near Baker Lake.  The falls begin with 159' worth of cascades.  Below this the creek drops 353' in a series of 30-50' drops seen in the picture to the left.  During lower water, the drops are more distinct but when the creek is running high, this section appears much more vertical.  Finally, the creek horsetails over a massive cliff face before dropping over several more small drops.   This bottom section totals 480' in height, bringing the grand total to just under 1000' tall.

DIRECTIONS - Take HWY 20 east and turn left onto Baker Lake Road.  Just after the road crosses over Boulder Creek, turn left onto FR 1130.  Turn left off of FR 1130 onto 1131 and follow it for a couple of miles.  Lava Divide Falls can be seen across the valley from this road.  It is also possible to reach the base by bushwhacking up Park Creek from FR 1130.  This is a tough trip though.

NEARBY WATERFALLS - Blueberry Falls, Boulder Camp Falls, Lower Morowitz Falls, Park Creek Falls, Rainbow Falls, Upper Morowitz Falls

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