PARK CREEK FALLS
RATING - 58.0
VR - 8 (Big) HR - 6.0 SR - 10/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Extreme Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Extremely Difficult
LOCATION - Baker Lake Area
TYPE - Tiered
HEIGHT - 140'
WIDTH - 10'
GPS - N48 45.500 W121 43.758
ELEVATION - 1952'
Park Creek begins its descent by dropping around 40' into a deep, narrow crack in the cliff face. After leaving this crack, the creek cascades for another 30' before temporarily flattening out. Just downstream, the creek drops another 15' into a hidden pool and then another 5' as it exits this pool (below left). After another short, flat section, the creek plunges another 20' (below middle) before finally tumbling 25' feet into a crystal clear pool, bringing an end to the falls (below right). The creek was at a very low volume on our trip, so I suspect the falls could be much more impressive with more water. The trip in would be a lot tougher though.
I would not recommend this waterfall as the trip is way too difficult for the quality of the waterfall at the end. If you really want to torture yourself, there are better waterfalls in the area to do that with.
|DIRECTIONS - Take
HWY 20 east and turn left onto Baker Lake Road. Just after the road crosses over
Boulder Creek, turn left onto FR 1130. In about 2 miles, the road will cross over
Park Creek on a bridge. The falls are about 2 miles upstream from here. The
trip is horribly difficult and not recommended.
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Lava Divide Falls
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