OYSTER CREEK FALLS
RATING - 38.0
VR - 4 (Med/Sm) HR - 6.0 SR - 14/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail + Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Very Difficult
LOCATION - Chuckanut Mountain
TYPE - Tiered
HEIGHT - 130'
WIDTH - 15'
GPS - N48 38.430 W122 26.380
ELEVATION - 600'
Oyster Creek Falls had been plaguing me for quite a while. I had looked at the Topo maps and I was pretty sure there was a falls there. Then, I read in Bob Mooers book that he had found it so I knew it existed. I tried to get there the day after Christmas 2007, but got turned around by snow. Brett and I tried one day in February by going upstream from Chuckanut Drive and didn't make it. When I finally made it, I was thrilled by the beautiful falls. It's a tough trip in, but well worth it for a serious waterfall hunter. The falls have three major sections. The top section consists of a really pretty 25' tall fan shaped drop, followed by about 20' worth of cascades. The middle section has a very nice 50' tall, 3 tiered drop with about 10' of cascades below. The final drop is a nice segmented, 20' tall drop.
|DIRECTIONS - Follow
the directions to Lost Lake Falls. At the first
fork, take the right hand trail and follow it very steeply downhill and past a small, log
choked pond. Soon after you will run into a logging road. Follow that for
around 1/2 a mile until it makes a sharp turn to the right with another road heading off
from the corner. Follow this new road for a few hundred feet. Keep your eyes
open for pink ribbons on the right. If you enter the woods in the right spot you
will find an obscure boot path. Either way, follow the small tributary downstream to
where it joins Oyster Creek at the base of the falls (maybe 1/4 mile from the road).
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Chuckanut Mountain Falls, Clayton Beach Falls, Lost Lake Falls, Upper Oyster Creek Falls
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