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RUSTIC FALLS

RATING - 20.0

VR - 4 (Med/Sm)               HR - 1                  SR - 16/20

TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail

DIFFICULTY - Easy

LOCATION - Moran State Park

TYPE - Segmented

HEIGHT - 8'

WIDTH - 15'




Rustic Falls is the smallest of the falls on Orcas Island, but it just may be the prettiest.  Cascade Creek runs underneath a huge downed tree and falls about 8' over a rock ledge and into a little pool.  During normal water levels it is generally confined to two segments, but if the water is really high it can spread way out across the rock face in a very impressive fashion.  The trails leading to Cascade, Rustic, Cavern, Paul Creek, and Hidden Falls are an absolute must for anyone visiting Orcas Island.

DIRECTIONS - Take the ferry to Orcas Island.  Upon disembarking, turn left and drive along the road for around 25 minutes until you enter Moran State Park.  After passing Cascade Lake, take the left fork in the road and drive for about 1/2 mile to the trailhead for this and 4 other falls.  The trail is around 1.5 miles to see all of the falls.

NEARBY WATERFALLS - Cascade Falls, Cavern Falls, Lower Cascade Falls, Hidden Falls, Rosario Falls

ADDITIONAL PICTURES (CLICK TO ENLARGE) AND VIDEO

               Side view of Rustic Falls     Rustic Falls from Downstream    

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