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PROSPECTOR FALLS

RATING - 22.4

VR - 3.6 (Med/Sm)               HR - 4.0                  SR - 8/20

TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail

DIFFICULTY - Easy

LOCATION - Lake Whatcom Area

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 55'

WIDTH - 5'

Prospector Falls is located along the North Lake Whatcom Trail just east of Bellingham.  The falls are about 1 mile up the trail which is a very nice walk anyway.  During the summer this creek gets pretty small but never runs dry.  I recommend visiting the falls in autumn after a few days of rain.  That way the creek should be higher and the trail is lined by a tremendous variety of trees so the kids can have fun looking for different types of leaves.
DIRECTIONS - Take the Lakeway Drive exit in Bellingham off of I-5 (exit 253).  Turn left onto North Shore Drive and follow it around Lake Whatcom.  Eventually the road will end at the North Lake Whatcom Trail.  Follow the trail for about 1 mile to the falls which are pretty much impossible to miss.  There is a wooden bridge over the creek just in case.   If the creeks are high, continue on to Reveille Falls a half a mile further along the trail.

NEARBY WATERFALLS - Austin Creek Falls, Reveille Falls, Trataka Falls, Tyler Falls, Wildwood Cascades

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