LOWER FURLAND FALLS
RATING - 14.0
VR - 4 (M/Sm) HR - 2.0 SR - 6/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail + Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Medium
LOCATION - Darrington area
TYPE - Tiered
HEIGHT - 45'
WIDTH - 10'
GPS - N48 14.740 W121 42.384
ELEVATION - 1132'
|This is the lowest, and smallest, of the three major waterfalls on Furland Creek. The falls occur where the creek drops over a 3-step waterfall totaling about 45' in height. The largest tier is the bottom, which is covered by two massive logs. Surprisingly, this does not detract from the look of the waterfall and in some ways adds to it. Just downstream are two more 10' tall drops that could probably be included in the height of the falls. I took my pictures through the trees from the steep hillside above the creek. It would certainly be possible to scramble down to the base for a clear view, but I had bigger fish to fry upstream on the way in and was too wet, tired, and beat up on the way back. I'll be heading back into the area in the near future, so I'll get better pictures at that time.|
DIRECTIONS - Drive along Highway 530 between Arlington and Darrington. A
couple miles west of Darrington, turn south onto Mine Rd. Follow it to its
end in about a mile where a gated road heads uphill to the right and FR 2030
heads to the left. Park and start walking up 2030. The road immediately
crosses Moose Creek and then reaches Furland Creek in just under a mile.
Cross the creek and head upstream through the woods on the left side of the
creek. The falls are reached in about 2/3 of a mile.
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Furland Falls, Middle Furland Falls, Snow Gulch Falls
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