HIDDEN CREEK FALLS
RATING - 26.0
VR - 4 (M/Sm) HR - 5.0 SR - 6/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail
DIFFICULTY - Medium
LOCATION - Baker Lake Area
TYPE - Cascades
HEIGHT - 85'
WIDTH - 15'
GPS - N48 44.319, W121 33.240
ELEVATION - 1183'
known about this waterfall since I first became obsessed with the subject,
but for some reason I had never taken the time to visit. Hidden Creek
runs through a massive canyon as it nears Baker Lake. The Baker Lake
Trail travels right over the top of the creek via a really cool bridge.
From the bridge, hikers can catch a glimpse of the creek tumbling over a
series of large boulders. Bushwhacking alongside the creek will reveal
a sketchy view of the lowest of what may be over 1000' worth of actual
waterfall. Unfortunately, the hill that must be climb up to see even
this bottom tier is extremely steep and hazardous. It's really not
worth the hike just to see the waterfall, but if you're already hiking the
trail, there's no reason not to stop and admire the view. If a view of
the rest of the waterfall was possible, the rating would skyrocket.
During the afternoon, it is possible to see parts of the upper sections of
the waterfall from across Baker Lake.
|DIRECTIONS - Follow Baker Lake Road to its end at the Baker River Trail. Begin hiking along the trail and in about 1/2 a mile take the massive suspension bridge over the Baker River onto the Baker Lake Trail. Follow this trail for about 1.5 miles to Hidden Creek. A very faint boot path can be followed on the north side of the creek for a view from the base.|
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