MARSH CREEK FALLS
RATING - 38.0
VR - 6 (Med) HR - 5.0 SR - 8/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Road Walk
DIFFICULTY - Fairly Easy
LOCATION - Goldbar Area
TYPE - Plunge
HEIGHT - 100'
WIDTH - 20'
Marsh Creek thunders into the Sultan River Canyon via an impressive and
beautiful waterfall. The only downside is that it is virtually
impossible to get a clear view of the falls without falling off the cliff to
the river below. The view from the road is actually pretty good and a
better view can be had by scrambling down the very steep bank to a flat
bench below. Be careful if you climb down there. The next step
down from there is a doozy. If there was a way to get to the base of the
falls, this one would be rated much higher. As it is, it's still worth the
easy walk into the viewpoint along the road.
DIRECTIONS - From Highway 2 east of Monroe, turn onto Old Owen Road.
From the west end of Old Owen Road, drive for about 5 miles and turn left
onto Reiner Road. If you turn onto the east end of Old Owen Road, it's about 1/2 a mile and
a right turn onto Reiner Road. From there head north. In
just over 3 miles, turn right again onto Lake Chaplan Road and follow it for
2.75 miles to a gated road on the right. Park at the PUD sign, sign
in, and follow the main
road, taking the left at the first fork and right at the second. A tad
over 3/4 of a mile from the car you will hear and see the falls across the
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Olney Falls, Upper Olney Falls