NEWHALEM CREEK FALLS
RATING - 62.0
VR - 8 (Big) HR - 6.0 SR - 14/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Roadside
DIFFICULTY - Very Easy
LOCATION - Newhalem Area
TYPE - Horsetail
HEIGHT - 165'
WIDTH - 35'
Newhalem Creek is a large volume creek that runs into the Skagit River just southwest of the town of Newhalem. The falls on the creek are very unique. Dropping a total of 165', the drop at about a 40 degree angle along a face of solid bedrock, spreading out into a huge fan shape on the way down. While reaching the bottom of the falls is fairly difficult, it is a great reward and a stunning waterfall.
|DIRECTIONS - Take
HWY 20 east to the town of Newhalem. Turn right towards the ranger station just
before town. Turn left onto a dirt road before the ranger station and follow it for
around a mile to where the falls are located. They can be seen through the trees
looking down into the canyon. Just before the bridge over the creek, there was a
landslide that closed the road in 2007. For those interested, the loose rockslide
can be used to reach the bottom of the falls. Climbing back up is a little tricky
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Big Devil Falls, Gorge Creek Falls, Granite Gorge Falls, Ketchum Creek Falls, Ladder Creek Falls, Newhalem Falls
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