LOWER ST LOUIS FALLS
RATING - 23.2
VR - 3.6 (M/Sm) HR - 2.0 SR - 16/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Fairly Difficult
LOCATION - Mountain Loop Highway
TYPE - Curtain
HEIGHT - 30'
WIDTH - 15'
GPS - N48 06.566 W121 34.781
ELEVATION - 2547'
A short distance downstream from St. Louis Falls, Deer Creek drops over a
lower waterfall that is not as large, but is probably a prettier waterfall.
The creek spreads out to about 15' wide and then drops 30' in a gorgeous
curtain of water. While the top of the falls is only about 30' from
the road, getting down to the bottom for a clear view was pretty difficult.
All the tiny variations in the way the water falls means this could be a
very photographic waterfall with the right lighting. During the
snowmelt season, a second, seasonal waterfall can be seen a short distance
downstream dropping into Deer Creek (see additional pictures below).
DIRECTIONS - Drive along the Mountain Loop Highway and turn off onto Deer
Creek Road (FR 4052). In about 3.5 miles, the road crosses over Deer Creek,
the falls are just downstream from here. I parked at a pullout just
past the creek and then bushwhacked through the woods to end up downstream
from the falls a short distance. From there it was an easy rock hop up
towards the base.
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Devils Peak Falls, St. Louis Falls
ADDITIONAL PICTURES (CLICK TO ENLARGE) AND VIDEO