RATING - 24.0
VR - 4 (Med/Sm) HR - 4.0 SR - 8/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Extreme Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Extremely Difficult
LOCATION - Day Creek Gorge
TYPE - Horsetail
HEIGHT - 60'
WIDTH - 8'
Madison Falls occurs where an unnamed stream drops over the side of the Day Creek Gorge via a very powerful 60' tall horsetail. Getting to the falls is very difficult and getting a good view is a dangerous proposition. If you can get to the bottom you will be treated to a nice show. I suspect in the summer the volume of the falls drops considerably but the creek drains a fairly large area so I would be shocked if it ever runs dry. The best time to visit this one is in the winter when the creek is running at its highest and other, bigger waterfalls are snowed in.
|DIRECTIONS - Drive east along the South Skagit Highway to the town of Day Creek and turn left onto Potts Road. Follow it to the gate and park. Walk about 1.5 miles down the road to where it turns sharply back to the right. Go straight onto another road which quickly goes over the creek. Follow it downstream for about 1/2 a mile to the top of the falls. A ridge to the north of the creek can be followed to the base but it's steep.|