MIDDLE FALLS CREEK FALLS
RATING - 16.0
VR - 6 (Med) HR - 2.0 SR - 4/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Difficult
LOCATION - Darrington Area
TYPE - Cascades
HEIGHT - 40'
WIDTH - 50'
GPS - N48 07.175 W121 27.895
ELEVATION - 1850'
Creek contains three notable waterfalls along its course. Here, the creek tumbles down a
series of small drops totaling about 40'. At one point the creek splits in
two around a large boulder. The waterfall is a mess of water, wood, and
rocks that is by no means a pretty waterfall. It is, however, quite
powerful and impressive and the area surrounding the falls is interesting.
It could probably be argued that this is not a legitimate waterfall, but for
anyone attempting reach Upper Falls Creek Falls, it's probably worth the 3
minute side trip to check this area out and the creek does run over bedrock
for at least part of this section.
|DIRECTIONS - Follow the directions to Falls Creek Falls. Park there and continue on foot down the old road. It quickly deteriorates but is easily followed for the most part. In about 2 miles you will come to a third creek crossing (all three crossings involve walking across a large log fairly high above the raging creek). The falls is just downstream from here so follow the road back a few hundred feet and then jump into the woods, heading steeply down to the creek.|