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WILDWOOD CASCADES

RATING - 17.6

VR - 1.8 (Small)               HR - 2                  SR - 14/20

TYPE OF APPROACH - Bushwhack

DIFFICULTY - Fairly Easy

LOCATION - Lake Whatcom Area

TYPE - Cascades

HEIGHT - 40'

WIDTH - 5'

Lookout Mountain near Bellingham is essentially one big chunk of sandstone.  There are many small streams that run down the eastern side of the mountain into Lake Whatcom and they all have waterfalls on them.  The creek on which the Wildwood Cascades occur is the second largest of these creeks.  The falls begin with a drop of around 35' tall followed by several smaller sliding drops as the creek approaches the road.  The last time I was in this area, the creek had been posted "No Trespassing".  If the sign is still there, please don't get yourself in trouble by attempting to visit up close.

DIRECTIONS - Take the Alger exit from I-5 between Burlington and Bellingham.  Head east along Cain Lake Road through Alger and go straight at the intersection with Old Highway 99.  After a few miles the road will intersect with Lake Whatcom Road where you should head straight ahead.  Very shortly you will see the Wildwood Campground on the right and a creek running under the road.  The falls are about 300' upstream from the road and can be seen through the trees.

NEARBY WATERFALLS - Austin Creek Falls, Lower Austin Creek Falls, Lower Trataka Falls, Prospector Falls, Reveille Falls, Trataka Falls, Tyler Falls

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