CRAIG LAKES FALLS
RATING - 38.0
VR - 4 (Med/Sm) HR - 9 SR - 2/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Roadside
DIFFICULTY - Very Easy
LOCATION - Boulder River Wilderness
TYPE - Tiered
HEIGHT - 500'
WIDTH - 20'
Craig Lakes Falls is a massive waterfall located near the headwaters of the Boulder River. The falls are somewhere in the 400-600' tall range and fall in two, back-to-back tiers. Getting an up close view appears to be a difficult ordeal, but it's one I'm hoping to partake in this summer. The one view I've found of the falls is from across the valley, about 10 miles away and even from there the falls look impressive. Up close, this looks to be one of the best waterfalls in NW Washington. If I can get up close to the falls, expect the rating to go way, way up.
|DIRECTIONS - Drive east of Arlington on HWY 530 and turn left onto Lake Cavanaugh Road. Follow this road uphill for a couple miles to a sharp switchback to the right and a closed old logging road heading straight ahead. Park here and look almost directly southwest up the Boulder River. The falls should be visible beneath Three Fingers.