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LOWER CHOCWICH FALLS

RATING - 40.0

VR - 4 (M/Sm)               HR - 6.0                  SR - 16/20

TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail

DIFFICULTY - Fairly Easy

LOCATION - Mountain Loop Highway

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 132' *

WIDTH - 75'

GPS - N48 04.346 W121 23.903

ELEVATION - 1524'

Lower Chocwich FallsChocwich Creek drops over several waterfalls on its way to joining the Sauk River.  This is the only one that can be seen easily.  The falls drop around 130' in a series of small steps.  The entire falls is surrounded by lush greenery creating a gorgeous spot.  Given its close proximity to the Mountain Loop Highway, this is a falls that most people should visit when in the area.

Just above this waterfall are two more waterfalls:  Middle Chocwich Falls and Wishbone Falls.  If someone wanted to call all three waterfalls one multi-tiered waterfall, I would have a hard time arguing against them.  I chose to split the series up into three waterfalls because there is no way to see the three together and there are short, flat spaces between each.

DIRECTIONS - The falls are located just off the Mountain Loop Highway.  Drive north of the Elliott Creek Bridge for about 1.5 miles to where the road crosses over Chocwich Creek (unsigned).  The falls can be seen from the road, but a short, but fairly steep climb along a well-worn boot path is required to reach a clear view of the falls.

NEARBY WATERFALLS - Middle Chocwich Falls, Wishbone Falls

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